Seed funding for
innovations in dementia care

Our Mission

We invest in new solutions to improve the well-being of people living with dementia and their caregivers.

What ideas could you
bring to the table?

Every year, we provide seed investments of up to $50,000 to kickstart groundbreaking ideas poised to make a difference for the dementia community.

Founded by Maude and Richard Ferry, our passion stems from a deep-seated commitment to improving care for those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s while we wait for a cure.

2024 Applications

Open: May 13th   |   Close: August 5th

Ready to share
your idea?

Apply now using our streamlined
application form


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Seeking funding can be a daunting process, but we’ve streamlined it. Our straightforward application allows you to easily showcase your idea, with decisions made within a month of the application deadline.


Our support doesn’t end with funding. We forge lasting relationships with our partners, leveraging our network and resources to help them succeed.


We believe in listening to those with dementia. Our review process includes input from individuals living with dementia, care partners, and professionals, ensuring that ideas are not just innovative but also practical and impactful.

Last Year’s Winner: EMC2

EMC2 is dedicated to dramatically multiplying the number of memory cafes across the country. Learn more about their inspiring work.

The Ideas We Seek

We prioritize innovations that are new, scalable, and in need of early funding. Learn more about our process, or send questions to

Already Making an Impact?

If you’ve already created or launched an innovation in dementia care, consider applying for Maude’s Awards to receive recognition for your efforts.