Empowering Lives in the CommunitiesWe Serve

Communications Grant Program

The Cytokinetics Communications Grant program awards five grants worth $20,000 each to patient advocacy organizations serving the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), heart failure or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) communities. It is awarded annually to provide funding in support of communications and outreach. The goal of the Cytokinetics Communications Grant program is to assist patient advocacy organizations in expanding their reach, awareness and community engagement by providing resources for new or crucial initiatives that would otherwise be challenging to implement. Funding from the Cytokinetics Communications Grant program supports programming or personnel, depending on each organization’s needs.

Organizations applying for the grant are required to submit a proposal outlining what activities the Communications Grant will support and the potential impact of the funding. Recipients are responsible for providing an outcomes report to Cytokinetics to measure impact at the end of the funding period.


Eligibility Requirements


Organizations must have nonprofit status in the United States.

Organizations must serve patient communities in ALS, heart failure or HCM.

National organizations and local chapters are encouraged to apply.


Application Process


To apply for the Communications Grant Program, download and complete the application form. Email the application to by November 11, 2022. DEADLINE EXTENDED to November 16, 2022.

After you submit your application, you will receive confirmation via email that your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Andrea Minadakis at

All qualifying applications will be reviewed by a cross-functional team at Cytokinetics comprised of several members with expertise in patient advocacy. Each application will be reviewed based on predetermined criteria including need for additional support in communications and outreach and proposed activities described in the application.

Each organization will be contacted via email to notify them of their acceptance. We will publicly announce the recipients of the Communications Grants in January 2023.