Funding Agency:
Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health

Since 2006, the Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health (“PBF”) has served and continues to serve to enhance women’s sexual health and well-being through funding research, providing educational programs, partnering with community organizations and connecting individuals to resources.

In the past five years, the Foundation has made nearly $1.1 million in grants, with an average grant amount of $46,900. In 2021, the Foundation awarded $235,000 in grants.

The deadline to submit an LOI is February 3, 2023. The Foundation Trustees will review the LOIs and invite select organizations to complete a full application. Full applications will be due on March 24, 2023 and grant announcements will be made in late June or early July.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

By focusing on the following key areas that have a dramatic impact on women’s sexual health, PBF is able to provide support and fund research where it is needed most, to help improve the lives of the highest number of women:

  • Vulvovaginal Pain Disorders
  • Impact of Perimenopause and Menopause on Sexual Health
  • Intimacy-Related Sexual Dysfunction After Cancer Treatment
  • Libido and Sexual Desire
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • LGBTQIA Health
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Pain

In 2023, the Foundation will also give special considerations to projects related to intimate partner violence and access to reproductive health care.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for grant funding consideration, your organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Has current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a governmental entity.
  • Does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or national origin.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 3, 2023