Instructions for Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards:
For Applicants under the Request for Proposals on Basic and Translational Research that Bridge the Gap
Between Basic Research and Patient Care to Prevent or Cure Cancer, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Muscular
Dystrophy, Retinitis and/or Macular Degeneration, please see the following links:
For All Other Grant Seekers:
The Voelcker Fund offers restricted grants for designated 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations engaged in medical research. The Voelcker Fund emphasizes research in the areas of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, and inherited vision degeneration disorders of the retina. The Voelcker Fund lends special consideration to organizations operating in the San Antonio and Bexar County area.
The Voelcker Fund concentrates on supporting the costs of medical research; it does not accept grant solicitations for administrative costs, debt reduction, fund-raising efforts, or from individuals. The Voelcker Fund will consider seed funding, challenge or matching grants, as well as multi-year awards for programs or organizations that align with its mission.
The Voelcker Fund accepts Letters of Inquiry (LOI) on an ongoing basis. The Voelcker Fund will inform potential grantees after reviewing their LOIs if it would like to receive a more detailed grant proposal. An invitation to submit a more detailed proposal does not mean a grant will be awarded.
The Voelcker Fund does not support organizations that discriminate in their leadership, staffing, or service provision on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, political affiliation, or religious belief.
Potential grantees should first submit a Letter of
LOIs should be no longer than 4 pages and include:
A brief statement of the
organization’s purpose and history
How the organization’s objectives
relate to those of the Voelcker Fund.
A description of the program or
project the grant will fund including:
Problem the project/program will
Timeline for proposed activities
Estimated total cost
Amount of the total cost grantee
will assume, amount sought from other organizations, and the
amount requested from the VF.
Plans/methods for evaluation of
Organizations that have funded the
grantee in the past
Names and qualifications of
personnel responsible for leadership of project and the
organization, if different.
Copy of Determination Letter from
Internal Revenue Service
LOIs may be submitted by mail or email
to the following address:
The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker
112 E. Pecan, Suite 3000
San Antonio, TX 78205