Patient Advocacy Sponsorships & Grants

Sage supports the work of others who have complementary missions through funding or other resources. Sage will consider funding requests that follow the below guidelines. While we appreciate each request we receive, Sage cannot support every application for funding. We will communicate funding decisions after the Sage Funding and Giving Committee has completed their review. All decisions are final.

 

Sponsorships

Sage Patient Advocacy invites not-for-profit organizations to submit proposals for support of activities such as walks, fundraisers, educational activities or other events for which Sage receives a corporate benefit such as a booth, banner, exhibit, or acknowledgment (i.e., logo placement).

Sage Patient Advocacy Sponsorship Areas of Interest:

  • Depressive Disorders
    • Postpartum Depression
    • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Neurologic Disorders
    • Essential Tremor
    • Epileptiform Disorders
    • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neuropsychiatric Disorders
    • Parkinson’s Disease Cognitive Dysfunction
    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Huntington’s Disease Cognitive Disorders
  • Other Interests:
    • Women’s Health
    • Caregiver support and education
    • Addressing health disparities
    • Eliminating stigma associated with brain health disorders

Sponsorship Funding Requirements

We encourage patient organizations to seek funding from organizations in addition to Sage. Although there may be occasions when we are the sole source of support, it is not our intention to control the agenda of patient organizations or to exclude other allies to their mission. We strongly encourage organizations to pursue and establish multiple funding sources to help sustain their independent voice.

Sponsorship benefits and amounts requested should be reasonable for the activities proposed and consistent with comparable meetings or events.

Sage maintains a standard of ethical business conduct precluding any inappropriate influence on the content of funded programs. We do not use funding or other support as a means of improperly influencing or gaining favor with others.

How to Apply

To apply, please email the information below to sponsorship@sagerx.com:

  • A request letter that includes:
    • Name of the organization
    • Contact name, phone number, and email
    • Name of the event or program
    • Date and location of event or program
    • Background information about the requesting organization
    • Amount requested (can be range), how funds are allocated, and associated benefits offered to Sage
    • Indicate if there are multiple sponsors
  • Activity agenda and description of the program, including the purpose and impact of the event to patients or disease state, target audience, anticipated event size, and total budget for the program or event
  • IRS documentation (e.g., IRS non-profit determination letter, W-9 form)

Application Process

Timing
Organizations must request funding at least three months before the scheduled event or program is to take place. We will notify applicants of Sage’s funding decision within 60 days of submission.

Sage reviews all sponsorship requests on a rolling basis. We make funding decisions through a formal, centralized sponsorship review and decision-making process.

Decision Notification
In all cases, Sage notifies applicants of our decision by email. There is no current appeal process for declined sponsorships. Even if Sage declines an initial request, we encourage organizations to apply for future support.

 

Grants

Sage considers proposals for grants to support education, research, or resource development that will be independent of Sage direction or control. Sage only awards grants to entities or institutions, not to any individual, but a proposal may be for a collaboration, such as one involving a partner that helps with accreditation or verifying all information is accurate. Sage’s process for grant decisions does not consider any corporate benefit or reciprocal value that may accrue to it, and requests that grant recipients not make any reference to Sage that could reasonably be perceived as inconsistent with the independence of the activities supported through a grant.

Sage intends it’s grant making to reflect its corporate citizenship and support of like-minded organizations. We do not use funding or other support as a means of improperly influencing or gaining favor with others.

Sage Patient Advocacy’s Areas of Interest

Sage is currently accepting proposals for initiatives that would advance a greater understanding of brain health disorders. We will consider grant proposals that address the needs of patients or the disease field. Areas of focus include addressing health disparities and stigma, patient and caregiver education, barriers to high quality care, shortening time to diagnosis and treatment, and public policy reforms.

Sage Patient Advocacy Grant Areas of Interest:

  • Depressive Disorders
    • Postpartum Depression
    • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Neurologic Disorders
    • Essential Tremor
    • Epileptiform Disorders
    • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neuropsychiatric Disorders
    • Parkinson’s Disease Cognitive Dysfunction
    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Huntington’s Disease Cognitive Disorders
  • Other Interests:
    • Women’s Health
    • Caregiver support and education
    • Addressing health disparities
    • Eliminating stigma associated with brain health disorders

Grant Funding Requirements

Grant requests must conform to the following:

  • Grant requests must be unsolicited, should not preclude other potential funding sources, and must not provide or promise any benefit to Sage.
  • Educational programs, activities, or materials designed to promote an institution or organization’s bona fide patient or educational services must relate to a Sage area of interest.
  • Educational programs must be balanced, free from commercial influence or bias, and conducted in accordance with industry codes.
  • Funding amounts must be reasonable for the activities proposed and grant funds used only for the expenses described in the grant application and the approval agreement.

 

Sage does not award grants to or for:

  • Individuals, healthcare professionals, or a healthcare professional’s private practice, or companies predominantly owned by a practicing individual HCP or his/her spouse, or the charitable arm thereof
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, veteran’s status, or disability
  • Political organizations, campaigns, and activities
  • Religious organizations or groups whose activities are primarily sectarian in purpose
  • Events that have already occurred

How to Apply

To submit a new grant request please email grants@sagerx.com with:

  • Letter of interest including background information about the requesting organization
    • Title, date, and location of the program
    • Total program cost, amount being requested, and how the requestor expects to fund costs not included in the request
    • Program budget and how funds are allocated
    • Description of the primary intent and potential impact of this program
    • Contact name, phone number, and email
  • Event program, if applicable
  • W-9
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (if applicable)

Application Process

Timing
Organizations must request funding at least three months before the scheduled event or program is to take place. We will notify applicants of Sage’s funding decision within 60 days of submission.

Sage reviews all grant requests on a rolling basis. We make funding decisions through a formal, centralized grant review and decision-making process.

Decision Notification
In all cases, Sage notifies applicants of our decision by email. There is not an appeal process for declined grants. Our decision to decline a particular grant proposal is not a barrier to consideration of future proposals. We encourage organizations to apply for future support.