Grants and Endowments

Note: Because of the economic effect of COVID-19, this program has been suspended for the 2020 grant application period.

Part of our multifaceted relationship with healthcare professionals has always been providing funding through grants and endowments. MS Focus: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation happily funds exceptional grant or endowment requests that can help those affected by MS find better days.


Initial contact should be made by a letter of inquiry. Please include contact information, the amount sought, the purpose for the grant, and the nature of the organization requesting the grant. The letter should be sent to:

The Grant Committee
c/o Managing Director
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
6520 N. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

If you are awarded a grant, you will be required to provide, at minimum, semi-annual progress reports. Additional criteria may apply depending on the amount and type of grant.

Funding cycle

All grant requests must be postmarked between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1 of each year. If your request is approved, funding will occur prior to Jan. 15 of the following year.

Limitations and exclusions

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, at its sole discretion, has the right to limit, refuse or cancel any grants made. The awarding of grants is at the determination of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Brighter Tomorrow Grant

For more information regarding our yearly wish-fulfilling grants for MS patients, please visit Bright Tomorrow Grant Page.

Quality of Life grants

Since 1996, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has awarded specialized grants and endowments to MS centers and other nonprofit organizations, separate from the standard grants. The purpose of this unique funding, of up to $40,000, is to help and support those organization's efforts to actively improve the quality of life for those with MS. Research does not qualify for Quality of Life Grants.

Grants and endowments are available for:

  • Implementing or expanding MS day programs
  • Diagnostic services
  • Rehabilitation services 
  • Support services
  • Social services
  • Education and outreach
  • Medical care

The application period for Quality of Life grants runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 1 each year. Any applications submitted or post-marked outside the application period will be disregarded. For complete funding and application guidelines, please review our Quality of Life Grant Guideline Form.

For further information on the MS Center Quality of Life grant, contact Executive Director Alan Segaloff at 800-225-6495.