Our approach—listen, learn, act—means the point of view of the people most affected by neurodegenerative diseases comes first in everything we do. We talk to and learn from people living with these diseases and their loved ones and caregivers. Pervasive Needs Grants are given in response to what we hear.

We have held two rounds of grants: (1) Fast-Track Grants Response: COVID-19 and (2) Fall 2020.

UPDATE: Fall 2020

Adira has just announced the grantees for Fall 2020. The five projects chosen address the three priorities raised repeatedly by our growing community of people and providers in the Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease communities. These priorities were identified as urgent, prevalent, and for which solutions can deliver broad, deep impact to individuals and systems.


  • Caregiver mental health
  • Care coordination and management
  • Community resource sharing 
See the media release to learn more about the projects and grantees.

More about listening

Find out more about the listening activities we’ve completed to inform our grant priorities: