Grant Process

The Pedal with Pete Foundation annually awards grants to one or more recipients whose proposals most closely adhere to the directives of its mission statement:

We are dedicated to raising funds for research leading to better prevention strategies and treatment protocols to improve the quality of life for people who live with cerebral palsy, their families and caregivers.

Pedal with Pete partners with the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Development Medicine (AACPDM) to aid in the assessment, ranking, and selection of grant requests. The AACPDM is the premier international organization promoting excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with cerebral palsy and childhood-onset disabilities. Their Research Committee is made up of medical and research experts, and has a strict and unbiased grading system to evaluate grant proposals and to mentor researchers/investigators.

Researchers should submit grant requests directly to the AACPDM by mid-April to be considered to receive Pedal with Pete funding beginning in the fall. In July, the Pedal with Pete Foundation Board chooses one to three grants from a selection recommended by the AACPDM.

Historically, our grants have been awarded in a range of approximately $25,000 – $35,000. Researchers are notified of their award in August or September. Grant proposals should include the following:

• Research goals
• Timeframes/schedules
• Plans for measuring results and reporting progress
• Criteria for success
• Allocation of funds
• Key staff participation

Grant recipients will be required to report progress semi-annually, and provide a summary of findings and future plans at the completion of the funding. Should you be interested in receiving a request for proposal or have any questions about the process, please contact Sabine Kuhn, Cerebral Palsy Research Team Leader, at