Our Foundation and founder are known for major grants in the areas of health care and medicine. At one time RMSFF had a major focus on bio-medical research. While research is still important, it is no longer the same major funding priority. Our founder wishes to see the resources of the Foundation have an immediate or near-term positive impact on patients and their families. We understand the expense associated with excellent health care and look for ways to make that accessible to all. We know that patients respond to treatment better with the presence and support of their family members and the expense that can prevent that from being possible. And, particularly with respect to premier cancer care, we understand that not all families have the resources to travel to see specialists or access cutting-edge medical technology. At least in our areas of geographic priority, we hope to help in making excellent care available to as many patients as possible.
In its areas of geographic priority, the Foundation will issue grants to:
- support in-clinic technology and patient care advancements that work to alleviate human suffering and improve the lives of both patients and their families;
- fund community clinics that make quality health care available to vulnerable populations among us;
- support cost-free housing for patients receiving treatment and their families;
- fund organizations that work to eliminate financial stress on families affected by cancer;
- support best-in-class children’s health and mental health care providers;
- stem cell research; and
- other medical research proposals by invitation only.