Grant Process

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

The Pedal with Pete Foundation supports research leading to better prevention strategies, treatment protocols, or cures for cerebral palsy, as well as through other programs 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.

For information about the AACPDM Grant Process, click here.

Historically, our grants have been awarded in a range of approximately $25,000 – $35,000.


Interested in receiving a proposal request?

Please send all grant requests and questions to Sabine Kuhn, The Pedal with Pete Foundation Cerebral Palsy Research Team Leader.

Grant proposals should include the following:

Research goals


Plans for measuring results and reporting progress

Criteria for success

Allocation of funds

Key staff participation

The principal investigator must be a member of the AACPDM and applicants should have a solid track record in childhood-onset disability research.

Grants are graded on:






Overall Impact

Researchers should submit grant requests directly to the AACPDM by mid-March 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.

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. Researchers are notified of their award in August or September.

Previous Grant Recipients