Mission Grants


Mission Grants fund work that aligns with our primary mission: helping people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction.

*indicates renewed support

2016 Mission Grant Recipients:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Bethesda, MD – This scientific research grant supports the laboratory of Dr. Lorenzo Leggio in investigating the effect of alcohol abstinence and alcohol administration on human gut microbiota, seeking to determine whether microbial profiles play a role in craving for alcohol and relapse in AUD individuals.

Miriam’s Kitchen, Washington, DC – PGDF funds will provide case management services for clients who struggle with alcohol addiction, helping them obtain housing, mental health support, and substance abuse treatment.

Jewish Community Services, Baltimore, MD – PGDF funds will support alcohol use awareness and prevention education programs in public and independent schools in the Baltimore area.

New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY – PGDF sponsored The Addicted Brain and New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum presented by the New York Academy of Sciences, Science Translational Medicine, and the Aspen Brain Forum Foundation, held in New York City May 18-20, 2016.

Pinhead Institute*, Telluride, CO – PGDF renews its support for Pinhead Institute’s ‘Pintern’ program with a three-year commitment. Each year, two exemplary high school students will work alongside expert scientific researchers in a laboratory setting in projects in alcohol addiction.

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Saint Louis Area*, Saint Louis, MO – PGDF renews its support for NCADA’s Ask A Counselor program, which utilizes deep local knowledge and detailed individual assessments to refer clients to the most appropriate care.

New Day Campaign*, Baltimore, MD – PGDF will sponsor a three-part Speaker Series hosted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health exploring myths, problems, and solutions surrounding alcohol addiction.

Samaritan House*, Annapolis, MD – PGDF renews its support of an exercise-based wellness program for residents of Samaritan House, a non-profit supportive sober-living facility located in Annapolis, Maryland.

Faces and Voices of Recovery*, Washington DC – PGDF sponsored America Honors Recovery 2016, the signature gala event of Faces and Voices of Recovery, held on July 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

2015 Mission Grant Recipients:

David Lynch Foundation, New York, NY – PGDF’s inaugural research grant will fund a scientific investigation of the effects of Transcendental Meditation on relapse rates in people treated for alcohol use disorder.

Young People in Recovery, Denver, CO – PGDF supported programming at YPR’s National Leadership Conference and strategic planning Board retreat.

Samaritan House, Annapolis, MD – PGDF funded an exercise program for people undergoing inpatient treatment for alcohol addiction at Samaritan House, a non-profit treatment facility located in Annapolis, Maryland.

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Saint Louis Area, Saint Louis, MO – PGDF supported increased access to NCADA’s Ask A Counselor assessment and treatment referral service.

UNITE to Face Addiction, Washington, DC – PGDF gave in support of the UNITE to Face Addiction rally held October 4, 2015 on the National Mall.

New Day Campaign, Baltimore, MD – PGDF sponsored Many Pathways: Alcoholism, a public forum on options for alcohol addiction treatment featuring experts in the field.

Pinhead Institute*, Telluride, CO – PGDF funded a second internship in addiction science for an exemplary high school student at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA.

Baltimore Clayworks*, Baltimore, MD – PGDF supported an art therapy program at Tuerk House, a non-profit residential facility for men in recovery

2014 Mission Grant Recipients:

Faces and Voices of Recovery, Washington, DC – PGDF supported two projects, a conference on best practices for directors of non-profits in F&V’s network, and an educational campaign related to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA – PGDF funded the development of a series of youth-focused events aimed at preventing alcohol abuse by young people

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Minneapolis, MN – PGDF contributed to the Patient Aid Fund, which offsets costs for those in treatment at Hazelden’s inpatient clinic. This gift was designated for people with a dual diagnosis of AUD with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder

White Bison, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO – PGDF sponsored a pilot program to culturally adapt an existing treatment strategy to serve Native American populations

Oxford House, Silver Spring, MD – PGDF created a loan fund that will establish four new Oxford Houses, with the fund existing in perpetuity as residents repay their loans

C Three Foundation, Fort Myers, FL – PGDF gave a general support grant towards operating expenses and advocacy for the Sinclair method of AUD treatment

Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD – PGDF funded an art therapy program at Tuerk House, a residential facility for men in recovery

Pinhead Institute, Telluride, CO – PGDF sponsored a laboratory-based internship in the field of drug or alcohol addiction for a rural high school student with a strong interest in science

2014 Mission Grant Announcement

2015 Mission Grant Announcement – Spring

2015 Mission Grant Announcement – Autumn

2016 Mission Grant Announcement