Our Grants

RLMI is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Grants from the following generous supporters helps our mission to establish Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation for health and the healthcare system.

Project Title: “Safety and Efficacy of a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet in the Management of Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease”

Whole-Food Plant-Based Research for Kidney Disease Patients using Jumpstart – Awarded by University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; $40,000; 7/1/19 – ongoing; PrincipaI Investigator (PI): Scott Liebman, MD, MPH

Project Title: “15-Day WFPB Jumpstart Scholarships for At-Risk and Underserved (SDOH) – Third Round”

Awarded by VegFund: $1500;  6/9/22 – ongoing

Project Title: “Jumpstart Scholarships for At-Risk/Underserved/Deaf and Hard of Hearing”

Awarded by VegFund: $10,000; 7/15/21 – 12/31/22

Project Title: “Jumpstart Scholarships for Medical Students”

Offering Jumpstart to 50 medical students/trainees – Awarded by Michael Greger, MD and NutritionFacts.org; $7450; 6/1/21 – ongoing; PI: Susan Friedman, MD, MPH

Project Title: “Jumpstart Scholarships for At-Risk/Underserved”

Offering Jumpstart to 33 persons who otherwise would be unable to participate – Awarded by T. Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies; $4,917; 2/1/21 – 4/15/22; PI: Ted D. Barnett, MD

Project Title: “Standardizing a Scalable 15-Day Jumpstart Program to Improve Health through Whole-Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) Nutrition”

Packaging Jumpstart – Awarded by Ardmore Institute of Health (AIH); $90,000; 4/1/19 – 3/31/20; PI: Susan M. Friedman, MD, MPH

Project Title: “A Pilot Educational Project to Reduce Chronic Disease through Plant-Based Nutrition”

Lifestyle Medicine Culture Change: First Doctors, Then Patients (Educating Clinicians in Plant-Based Diet, then Offering Jumpstart to their Patients)
Awarded by Accountable Health Partners, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Rochester, NY area; $48,000; 1/1/19 – 12/31/19; PI: Susan M. Friedman, MD, MPH

Other RLMI Programs and Initiatives

Google Ad Grant for online Google advertising campaign search results

Awarded by Google; $10,000/month starting January 2021

Project Title: “RLMI Online Social Media and Website Campaign”

Awarded by VegFund; $5,000; 8/27/20

Support for Plant-Based Programs and Research (unsolicited grant)

Awarded by Nutrition Facts; $5,000; 6/15/20

Project Title: “Kitchen for Plant-Based Food Samples and Cooking Classes”

Awarded by VegFund; $2,700; 5/4/20 

Project Title: “Development of an Inpatient Lifestyle Medicine Consult Service”

Inpatient Lifestyle Medicine Consult Services Awarded by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; $50,000; 7/1/19 – 6/30/20; PI: Susan M. Friedman, MD, MPH