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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…


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…


Adira launches $250k-plus grant program on caregiving, mental health and resource sharing

Adira Foundation launched its second round of competitive funding today, the Fall 2020 Pervasive Needs Grants. The program offers funding in direct response to priorities named by people impacted by ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis),…


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Adira Foundation announces two board additions

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation announced today the appointment of two board members: Cynthia Gómez, behavioral health scientist and health equity consultant, and Todd Evenson, president of access.mobile, International and founder of…


Mental health and care coordination top list of concerns for ND organizations

Fourteen people representing 12 Fast-Track COVID-19 Grant Response grantee organizations joined Adira in July for a roundtable convening on how their projects have unfolded since April. The group offered rich discourse, highlighted what they’d…


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Disability education program growing in pandemic

Before we had much shape or form, Adira saw a need and acted through a test pilot grant to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) in 2019 so they could build a program to educate social workers and Huntington’s disease (HD) families…


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New partnership to develop neurodegenerative disease resource directory

Adira Foundation and VirginiaNavigator partnership will build neurodegenerative disease resource directory for easier service access  RICHMOND, VIRGINIA —access comprehensive information on programs and services for people diagnosed with…


VIDEO: Update from CEO on Fast-Track COVID-19 Response

This week we announced the 12 grantees for Adira's Fast-Track COVID-19 Response grants. And now we are asking for support to keep the project going. From my new home "office," I shared a little about this on Twitter, and I invite you to view…


Adira's fast-track grantees: Vital services amid COVID-19

Over the last two weeks, Adira Foundation awarded fast-track COVID-19 response grants to 12 organizations providing vital care and wellness services for people with Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and…