GlobalSkin Member Impact Fund

GlobalSkin supports our Member organizations in the important and impactful work that they undertake to help their dermatology patient communities. In its fourth year, we are pleased to again open the GlobalSkin Member Impact Fund for applications. The GlobalSkin Impact Fund financially assists Member organizations in the planning and implementation of activities which support their dermatology patient communities.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a first-come first-served basis.  All projects must be completed by October 31, 2024, with funds distributed upon conclusion of the project and receipt of a final project report

Please note: GlobalSkin has a wide-reaching and diverse membership, and we recognize the unique financial challenges faced by Members in lower-middle to low-income countries (as defined by the United Nations). To be inclusive and equitable in our programming, GlobalSkin may opt to award funds during the implementation of an approved project for Members living in these identified countries. More details will be available to these Members during the application process.

New Funding Opportunity

New this year, GlobalSkin is offering an additional funding opportunity featuring Skin Cancer Awareness, including non-melanoma skin cancer. Members may apply for the Skin Cancer Awareness funding, in addition to the regular Impact Fund categories.


Skin Cancer Awareness

This additional category within the Impact Fund will:

  • Provide Members with resources to support skin cancer prevention, early detection and awareness.

  • Provide Members an opportunity to implement projects that raise awareness about all skin cancers, being inclusive of non-melanoma.


Member Impact Fund Categories


Event Planning

Grants funded in this category will support hosting information-based events, either virtual or in-person. Examples of activities that could be funded include conferences, webinars, ask the expert sessions, e-learning opportunities, and townhall events. Funds can be used to pay for online meeting/presentation platforms or for in-person event expenses if those events follow the health and safety guidelines of your country or region. 


Organizational Development

Grants funded in this category will support Member organizations in building strong governance and best management practicesAssociate Members may use these funds to take their organizations to the next level by becoming legally recognized not-for-profit organizations in their countries. Other activities that can be funded in this category include, strategic planning support, purchase of management software, and information technology support.


Communications & Marketing

Grants funded in this category will support the development and/or purchase of marketing activities and materials that raise awareness of the organization’s programing and initiatives. Examples of communications or marketing materials that could be funded include social media ads (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), traditional media advertising, graphic design, and printed materials such as flyers or brochures, or website content creation. 



Grants funded in this category will support initiatives that directly support the well-being of patient communities and fight against the stigma, shame and other psychosocial challenges faced by dermatology patients. Examples of advocacy initiatives that could be funded include hosting fundraising events or launching awareness campaigns. 


Thank you for your overwhelming interest in this inititative. 

As of November 11, 2023 we have received the maximum number of project applications. 

The Member Impact Fund is now closed.  

Successful applicants will be contacted soon. 

2023 GlobalSkin Member Impact Projects

In 2022 – 2023, GlobalSkin supported 35 projects, representing 22 countries and 13 disease areas. Project details coming soon! 

Click below to get inspired by past projects! 


Impact Fund Recipients

  1. Albinism Fellowship Australia – Albinism – Australia 
  1. Anti Vitiligo Foundation Rwanda – Vitiligo – Rwanda 
  1. Association of patients with allergies, asthma and atopic dermatitis – Atopic - Bosnia 
  1. Beautifully Unblemished Vitiligo Support Group, Inc – Vitiligo – USA 
  1. Beyond Vitiligo – Vitiligo – South Africa
  1. CMTC – OVM – Nevus – Netherlands
  1. Corbetta – Albinism – DRC
  1. Cross the Goal – Atopic – USA (Puerto Rico)
  1. Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation – Cutaneous – USA
  1. DEBRA South Africa – EB – South Africa
  1. Društvo Atopijski dermatitis – Atopic – Slovenia
  1. Eczema Association of Australasia Inc – Atopic – Australia
  1. Eczema Society of Kenya – Atopic – Kenya
  1. Eczema Support Australia – Atopic – Australia
  1. FUNDAPSO – Psoriasis – Colombia
  1. Genespoir – Albinism – France
  1. Gorlin Syndrome Alliance – Gorlin Syndrome – USA
  1. Helping Hands Foundation – Atopic/All - Pakistan
  1. Idrosadenite suppurativa – HS – Italy
  1. ITSAN – TSW / ATOPIC – Intl/USA
  1. Naevus Global – Nevus – Global/Netherlands
  1. National Association Allergy and Me – Atopic – Serbia
  1. Outer Shell Africa Communications OUTERSAC – All – Nigeria
  1. Panhellenic Association of Patients with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, ‘Epidermia’ - Psoriasis – Greece
  1. Promotion of Education Link Organization (PELO) - Albinism – Tanzania
  1. Scarring Alopecia Foundation – Alopecia – USA
  1. Skin Sri Lanka – All – Sri Lanka
  1. The British Allergy Foundation – Atopic – UK
  1. The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias – ED – USA
  1. Vietnam Psoriasis Association (PSORVIET) - Psoriasis – Vietnam
  1. Vitiligo Support and Awareness foundation Ghana – Vitiligo – Ghana
  1. VITAMIGOS – Vitiligo – Cuba
  1. Xeroderma pigmentosum society – XP – South Africa 
  1. IPPF – Pemphigus/Pemphigoid - Intl/USA