OVERVIEW: The Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases supports research into a relatively broad range of chronic diseases.
IP TAKE: While this funder does not home in on specific illnesses, it does seem to support the study of some lesser-known and likely underfunded diseases.
PROFILE: The Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases keeps a low public profile and employs just one formal staff member and does not operate a website. So it’s not surprising that it may fly under the funding radar for disease organizations seeking grants.
That said, Taylor doesn’t award a large number of grants each year—usually under 20—but the grants it does award are rather sizable, typically from $100,000 to $200,000.
As the name of the foundation indicates, it backs research into chronic diseases. Tax documents over the past few years suggest it doesn't zero in on specific illnesses. To give you an idea of Taylor’s wide-ranging past grantmaking: funding has gone to individual scientist’s studying juvenile idiopathic arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and hemophagocytic syndrome.
The Taylor Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding throughout the year and there are no submission deadlines. Applications should be sent to the address provided below. Researchers working in university and independent research labs are eligible. However, it does appear that the foundation leans slightly toward major universities across the country.
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Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases
Attn: Edward L. Taylor MD
2448 81st Street 3711
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137