Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northwest Ohio

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northwest Ohio is to ensure the long term financial viability of the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio and to increase community awareness of epilepsy.

The Foundation was started in 1977 and has historically supported the needs of the Epilepsy Center of NWO with grants to develop marketing materials, signage and software investments.  Today, the Foundation looks for additional opportunities, including outside entities, to which they can issue grants to organizations who will serve those in our communities with epilepsy.  Awardees include:

  • The Ed Finn Memorial Vacation Fund … this fund awards assistance to people who are developmentally disabled to travel with other resources are not available.
  • General Fund Grants … grants can also be issued to provide opportunities within our community for education and awareness about epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northwest Ohio considers itself an important part of the northwest Ohio community as it supports epilepsy awareness, education and outreach.


It is the Foundation’s desire to continue to grow and award additional grants to worthy causes and organizations.  While the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio will continue to receive preferential consideration, in order to expand our influence and impact on the community by issuing grants, we hope additional donors will consider extending their generosity to include the Epilepsy Foundation of Northwest Ohio.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Northwest Ohio offers an annual scholarship to a student who shows courage when dealing with epilepsy and seizures, a strong commitment to their education, and perseverance in eliminating the obstacles epilepsy and seizures may present.

The amount of the scholarship is $2,500. Applications for the scholarship will be released at the beginning of each calendar year and must be completed and submitted no later than May 15th of that same calendar year.

The 2020 Scholarship is now open and taking applications. Please print out the application using this link: Scholarship Application EXTERNAL2020