The Mission

Pat Summitt and her son, Tyler Summitt, founded the Pat Summitt Foundation in 2011 with the hope that one day, no family has to hear that a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The Foundation focuses on advancing research for treatment and a cure, providing care and support for patients and caregivers, and educating the public about Alzheimer’s disease.

Grants are awarded to not-for-profit organizations through a comprehensive approach that focuses on:

  • Research to treat, prevent, cure and, ultimately, eradicate Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Education and awareness of the disease, its onset and treatment.
  • Support services to patients, their families and caregivers.

The East Tennessee Foundation receives and manages contributions to the Pat Summitt Foundation and facilitates the awarding of grants in support of the mission.