FTD imposes a severe economic burden on persons diagnosed and their families — a burden that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. AFTD offers Comstock Grants as direct assistance to people in the FTD community. AFTD proudly provided our community more than $200,000 in Comstock Grants during the last fiscal year.
For full-time, unpaid care partners
We know how difficult it can be for care partners to meet their own needs while caring for a loved one at home. Comstock Respite Grants help full-time, unpaid care partners attend to their own emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The maximum annual grant is $500/family. Recipients may use the funds on respite care, mental health support, or self-care (yoga, exercise class) that best meets their needs. There are few requirements other than being the full-time, unpaid care partner to a loved one who has a documented diagnosis of FTD.
Quality of Life Grants
For persons living with FTD
This Grant helps people living with FTD access services or supports to improve their quality of life. Applicants with a documented FTD diagnosis may apply to receive a $500 VISA gift card that can be used, with the support and supervision of a primary care partner as necessary, for the goods or services of their choosing. Individuals may apply once per AFTD fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
AFTD was proud to be able to provide persons living with FTD more than $100,000 in Comstock Quality of Life Grants during the last fiscal year.
For persons living with FTD and their family member who are care partners.
This Grant provides up to $500 in financial assistance to make it possible to attend the AFTD Education Conference or other FTD educational event approved by AFTD. One grant is available per family.