Matt and Maria Granados are the parents of 4-year-old Natalie, who suffers from a genetic disorder called PYROXD-1. They are a family of faith—and a family of action. They’re tired of waiting for answers that likely will not come in time to save their daughter. They’ve been called to create the Take Part Foundation to fund research that can help find answers for Natalie and others like her.
Board of Advisors
Every project that is funded by the Take Part Foundation is evaluated by our board of advisors which ensures thoughtful oversight. Our distribution of funds is based on a thorough review of the project plan, validity of the theory and the likelihood that the findings will help accelerate medical advances more children can live to see a solution for their fight.
DoctorsMedical specialist to help make sure the research is leading to the desired outcome.
EntrepreneursEntrepreneurs to review the strategy behind the project and see if it can make it through based on projections.
ScientistsScientist review each project to ensure proper scientific process and protocols are followed so valid research and discoveries can be trusted.
Take Part Foundation does not have any formal partnerships beyond our current projects. However, we find that most of the children and families we support have come to us through the National Organization of Rare Diseases or the Undiagnosed Disease Network . Because we serve children who are stuck between diagnosis and prognosis, we are a great landing place for anyone trying to find answers when science lags behind what’s needed for a cure to save lives.