Finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer is no easy task. It will not be cured by one doctor, one institution, or one organization’s efforts. We believe a collaborative approach is the only way a cure will be found. We welcome the help of other organizations who want to join us in funding DIPG/DMG research. Our comprehensive grant program is designed to incentivize novel approaches and spark innovation to find a cure for the deadliest pediatric brain cancer. The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Scientific Advisory Council (SAC), comprised of leading DIPG experts, engages in a rigorous review of the research funding applications the foundations receives, to ensure the foundation uses its resources effectively to fund the most promising DIPG research.


The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Research Partner Program offers three mechanisms for other organizations to partner with us in funding the most promising research on treatments for DIPG/DMG. Together, we can accelerate progress toward a cure.

Research Collaborators and Co-funders

Research Collaborator  $5,000+

  • Funds applied generally to grant program (not specific grants).
  • Logo featured on Research Partner page on
  • Bi-annual meeting to learn about new grants.

Research Co-funder  $25,000+

  • Option to choose grant to apply funding
  • Logo featured on Research Partner page on
  • Bi-annual meeting to learn about new grants
  • For each additional $25K contribution, Co-funder has the option to choose an additional grant
  • Institution/Investigator(s) notified of funding
  • Listed as Co-funder for specific project on
  • Provided annual update on funded project
  • Option to apply $25K to the annual Giving Tuesday matching donor campaign

Giving Tuesday Research Matching Partners

Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy that occurs each year after Thanksgiving. Organizations can become Giving Tuesday Research Matching Partners by pledging a minimum $10,000 donation to DMG/DIPG research through the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, which will match donations made to ChadTough Defeat DIPG through our Giving Tuesday initiative. By making this matching donation, your organization amplifies the impact of your research dollars by incentivizing other donations to double the impact. Organizations are encouraged to publicize the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Giving Tuesday matching initiative.

Giving Tuesday Research Matching Partner  $10,000+

Benefits of Research Collaborator, PLUS:

  • Listed as a Matching Partner in Giving Tuesday communications and web page

Matching Donors

A special thank you to our 2021-22 Research Partners.




Interested in being a Research Partner?

Contact: [email protected]