Adira announces members of new advisory roundtable

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation has established an eight-member External Affairs Advisory Roundtable to advise its communications and development work. Founder and CEO Greg Smiley said the roundtable offers an abundance of riches for…


Adira's impact

Adira's 2020 impact report is here

A message from Founder and CEO Greg Smiley We launched Adira in 2019 knowing that it is terrifying being sick with something really complicated. More people are struggling with complex situations and feeling isolated than ever. The pandemic…


Adira Foundation | Sponsor Spotlight Clara

Sponsor spotlight: Clara Health

Adira is pleased to announce Clara Health as a sponsorClara Health’s vision statement is to: “Be the most trusted partner in furthering any healthcare journey.” We are committed to achieving this by democratizing access to breakthrough…


Adira grantees

Adira awards $360,000 to projects tackling ND pervasive needs

Adira grantees set to advance issues named by COVID-19 response grantees: Caregiver mental health, care coordination, resource sharing among disease communities RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation awarded $360,000 to five projects across the…


Adira Foundation elects Dr. Cynthia Gómez as board chair

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation’s board of directors elected behavioral health scientist and health equity pioneer Dr. Cynthia A. Gómez as its chair for 2021. She succeeds James Rock, who served as chair since the board’s inception in…


Mapping pressure points of caregiving with NAC

At Adira, one of the best things about 2020 was the many new people and organizations we met. This collaboration helps us connect with more people impacted by ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, MS and Parkinson’s, and makes our…


sponsor spotlight Fidelity

Sponsor spotlight: Fidelity

Adira is pleased to announce Fidelity Investments as a sponsorFidelity Investments has a longstanding commitment to the communities in which we live and work—whether it’s teaching financial literacy in schools or partnering with local nonprofit…


stories of impact

Stories of impact: Fast-track COVID-19 grants

We’ve rounded up some stories highlighting the important work of grantees from our first round of Pervasive Needs grants: Adira’s Fast-Track Response to COVID-19. As 2020 wraps up, we are highlighting the people and organizations…


Adira featured in Inside Philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy, a news source that covers how and why foundations and major donors give away their money, recently featured Adira Foundation. Journalist Paul Karon interviewed Adira Founder and CEO Greg Smiley as well as board member Alan…


Screenshot of Zoom call exercise class for participants with Parkinson's

InMotion: Keeping people with Parkinson's moving during a pandemic

By Cathe Schwartz, InMotion CEO InMotion, a nonprofit organization located in Cleveland, Ohio, is at the forefront of community-based programming for people with Parkinson’s disease. Since opening our doors in 2015, InMotion has grown to serve…