Founded in 1995, our organization was created to offer support to the brain tumor community and to raise funds to advance research into brain tumors. We fund scientific research and investigator-initiated clinical trials focused on finding a cure for brain tumors. Through the years, we have proudly awarded almost $3,000,000 in research grants. We believe seed funding will foster the continued development of emerging concepts, treatments, and therapies. We hope the projects funded by the SBTF might be a springboard from which researchers will garner additional data resulting in publications and recognition which has the potential to secure support from larger funding agencies.
The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation also hosts support group meetings designed to give patients, as well as their families and caregivers, access to information and resources to aid navigation of the brain tumor journey.
The Foundation has expanded its vision to offer scholarships to those impact by a brain tumor diagnosis, offer additional support resources, provide patient services and acts of kindness, and provide Care Bags to current patients.
We partner with other brain tumor organizations to identify, uncover, collect and review research grant proposals. We don't care who finds the cure, just that a cure is found.
Learn more about the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation by visiting our website.
"Having been an active participant in the SBTF and team member in the Race for Research for a decade now, I have seen the amazing things the Foundation does for families affected by brain cancer, including myself, and I'm so honored to have been chosen for this award. Thank you SBTF for everything you do!"
~ Annie R, 2020 Voices of Hope Scholarship recipient
"Thank you very much for the card. Laura heads up our brain tumor support group and she told me she had one for me. Things have been really difficult lately and this put a smile on my face. P.S. Thank you for all the work you do on our behalf."
~ Support Group member
"Your generosity and support will have a positive impact on those like Ashley's mother [a 30 year thriver] because it will help to fund much needed brain tumor research, create scholarships for those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis, support our patient community, and offer hope for a cure. "
~ Steven & Ashley
"The scholarship has allowed me to go back to school to earn my master's degree in occupational therapy. The SBTF is a Foundation that has been close to my heart ever since my mom passed away from glioblastoma in 2016. I am so thankful for the ... fact that I have been able to go back to school and not have to worry about such a financial burden. The scholarship has truly impacted me and helped me so much and I can't thank you enough.”
~ Nicole O, 2021 Voices of Hope Scholarship Recipient
"I chose to support the SBTF because my family and I know what it's like to have a family member with a brain tumor. We know the struggles and so I jumped at the thought of being able to help other people fighting cancer."
~ Caroline R., daughter of a brain tumor survivor
"Why do I support the SBTF? Family. SBTF has treated our family like members of their family. Families stick together through thick and thin to weather the storm."
"We are Voices of Hope in the race to find a cure for brain tumors. The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation lets me do something to end this terrible disease."
~ Race Participant 2019
"Our NGMC patients and families have been ecstatic to receive support from the Foundation through the program. As a nurse, it has been my honor to facilitate the distribution of funds that have helped our patients buy baby diapers, clothes for rehab, and food to stock pantries."
~ North Georgia Medical Center nurse, Angie C