Family Support

Harnett & RISE Family Grants

In 2014, the Harnett Grant was founded by Mr. Michael Harnett, as an enduring memorial to his nephew, Brendan Michael Harnett. Brendan was diagnosed with infantile spasms and passed away before his first birthday. CNF gratefully partners with the Harnett family again this year to honor Brendan through the offering of one $1,000 grant to assist families living with infantile spasms.

In addition, CNF proudly offers 2019 RISE Family Grants. This year, with support from our Infantile Spasms Action Network (ISAN) partners, CNF is offering ten $1,000 grants to families living with infantile spasms. 

The Harnett and RISE Family Grants are intended to help families by offsetting expenses that may only be partially covered by insurance or not at all. In the past, families have utilized these grants for items such: durable medical equipment, assistive technology, therapy services, respite care, etc. 

This year’s application period is now over, do sign up to the ISAN communications email to be the first to know about future opportunities.