What We Do
The Hummingbird Fund intends to serve as an accelerator for innovation in ALS research, advocacy and overall functional support, via stable and sustainable partnerships that are patient/family centric and kind. The Hummingbird Fund has high aspirations and aims to be flexible, enduring, and tenacious in its mission, which is threefold:
Recent Partner Projects
The Hummingbird Funds intends to serve as an accelerator for innovation in ALS research, advocacy and overall functional support, via stable and sustainable partnerships, that are patient/family centric and kind.
ALS DART Clinic At UVA Health
ALS Association, MD/DC/VA Chapter
I AM ALS
Duke R.O.A.R. Clinical Trial
How the Fund Is Managed
The fund will be housed within the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, a 501C3 that provides oversight, assures that the fund abides by all of the legal and ethical and accounting standards of a charitable fund, and supports the necessary accounting and reporting functions. The Hummingbird Fund is designated as a ‘committee advised’ fund, meaning that the Plews-Ogan family and the Hummingbird advisory committee will be deciding how the funds are distributed, through a granting process.
Apply for Funding
Organizations may apply for funds through a simple grants process.