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Jacksonville’s Scott R. MacKenzie Foundation offers grants for genetic research

The Scott R. MacKenzie Foundation is a private foundation qualified under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. It was established for the general purpose of funding initiatives to advance cures for specific diseases through genome research. The Foundation will only consider funding grants to qualified organizations operating in the United States that are qualified tax-exempt organizations with charitable purposes as qualified under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. All grants will be reviewed to ensure the request meets the Foundation’s criteria, legal and regulatory compliance requirements. If you have a question, send it to info@ScottRMacKenzieFoundation.com.

We are looking for grantees involved in genome research (medical schools, health systems, hospitals and research entities) led by individuals dedicated to genome research and its relationship to the diagnosis and treatment of disease focused on cures. Applicants must have been in operation for more than five years in order to receive our funding. 

The timeline and instructions for the application process are below.

Timeline for Application Process 

(click here for a downloadable version of the Timeline)



Initial Grant Application

JAN 1: Initial Grant Application Submission (Accepted Jan 1 - April 30) ​

APRIL 30: Initial Grant Application DUE (Foundation review through May 31) ​

The Initial Grant Application will facilitate preliminary determination of whether your organization’s needs are consistent with our Mission. All completed Initial Grant Applications must be postedmark by April 30 for consideration in that year.

By downloading the Initial Grant Application, you reaffirm your agreement to the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy of this website. By use of this website, you agreed to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for the Foundation. Please read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Any information you submit to the Foundation will be considered in accordance with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Your letter of declination or acceptance will be sent by May 31. If your Initial Grant Application is approved for consideration, you will receive a link to download and submit the Final Grant Application which is due by June 30.


Final Grant Application

JUNE 30: Final Grant Application DUE (Foundation review through Sept 30) 

The Foundation will review and respond to each Final Grant Application. If additional information or clarification is needed, you will be contacted.

During this process, we may ask you to have a representative from your organization make a presentation or may request your organization to provide a facility tour. The Final Grant Application will only be accepted by U.S. mail and must be postmarked by June 30. We welcome any questions during this process. Once our due diligence is completed, you will be contacted regarding declination or acceptance. If accepted, you will be notified and additional information may be required to facilitate distribution of funds. Accepted grants will be distributed by December 15.