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 2023, GlobalSkin supported 35 projects, representing 22 countries and 13 disease areas. Check out the details of notable 2023 projects. 

Click below to get inspired by past projects.


2024 Impact Fund Recipients

  1. Anti Vitiligo Foundation Rwanda - Rwanda 

  2. Association of patients with allergies, asthma and atopic dermatitis - Bosnia and Herzegovina 

  3. Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM)*** - Malawi 

  4. Beautifully Unblemished Vitiligo Support Group, Inc. ***  - USA 

  5. Canadian Association for Porphyria/Association Canadienne de Porphyrie - Canada 

  6. Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation*** - Canada 

  7. Center For Ichthyosis Related Members Foundation India***  - India 

  8. China Chronic Skin Disease Fund - China 

  9. CMTC-OVM - Netherlands 

  10. Corbetta***  - DRC 

  11. Crônicos do Dia a Dia - Brazil 

  12. DEBRA Australia***  - Australia 

  13. Debra Belgium - Belgium 

  14. DEBRA Croatia*** - Croatia 

  15. DEBRA International (Youth Council) - Intl 

  16. Društvo Atopijski dermatitis  - Slovenia 

  17. Eczema Society of Kenya***  - Kenya 

  18. Eczema Support Australia - Australia 

  19. Fundación Padece - Chile 

  20. FUNDAPSO*** - Colombia

  21. Global Albinism Alliance*** Intl

  22. Gorlin Syndrome Alliance*** USA

23. Helping Hands Foundation*** - Pakistan 

24. Huidpatienten Nederland*** - Netherlands 

25. Integrita Health Care Education Foundation*** -  USA 

26. International Hyperhidrosis Society - USA 


28. Lichen Sclerosus Support Network - USA 


30. Naevus Global - Netherlands 

31. National Association Allergy and Me*** - Serbia 

32. Outer Shell Africa Communications OUTERSAC*** - Nigeria 

33. Pachyonychia Congenita Project (PC Project) - USA 

34. Panhellenic Association of Patients with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, ‘Epidermia’ -  Greece 

35. PSORVIET*** - Vietnam 


37. Source of the Nile Union of Persons with Albinism (SNUPA) ***  - Uganda 

38. Vitiligo Association of Uganda*** - Uganda 

39. Vitiligo Bahrain - Bahrain 

40. Vitiligo Support and Research Group VITAMIGOS*** - Cuba 

41. XP Society*** - South Africa 

42. Zavod Atopika*** - Slovenia 

A total of 42 organizations representing 28 countries and 17 disease areas have qualified for the Member Impact Fund 2024.

***23 organizations were also awarded additional funding to complete Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness projects in 2024.