Establishing a Family Memorial Research Grant

Family Memorial Research grants directly fund research into the causes and potential cures for CJD.  Research grants establish a lasting legacy for your loved one and provide a way for the community to fight back against this devastating disease.

A family that signs an agreement for a $10,000 Memorial Research Grant* may provide those funds by:

  • Donating: in one or two scheduled payments (as detailed in a Memorial Research Grant agreement)
  • Fundraising: Families have raised funds for research in many creative ways.  Many find that the act of fundraising engages their friends and family in the battle against CJD, and promotes opportunities to raise awareness and educate their communities about CJD and its impact.  Fundraisers have included benefit dinners, music shows, runs, raffles, golf outings, and more.  Setting up a Friendraiser page for your fundraiser enables you to route online donations to the CJD Foundation. 

For more information or to pledge a research grant, contact us at 800-659-1991 or

Current Family Memorial Research Grants

Researchers Awarded A Grant