The Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research

A nonprofit organization

$250 raised by 2 donors

10% complete

$2,500 Goal

Since inception, the Foundation has provided over $540,000 in grants to specific researchers focusing on brain tumors/cancer, with much emphasis on GBMs, the deadliest of the brain tumors. Our grants have allowed researchers to prove their concept and submit their research to the NIH for million dollar grants. Our hope is that a project we helped fund opens the door to longer life expectancy and higher quality of life for those diagnosed with brain cancer. While advances have been made in breast, lung, colorectal cancers and Leukemia, little advancement has been made for glioblastoma brain tumors, with the average life expectancy of 12-18 months after diagnosis. Our research commitment the last 6 years has been for cutting edge research by Dr. Karen Fink, BaylorScott & White downtown Dallas. Dr. Fink is also a member of the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) through the National Cancer Institute. Formed in 2003, the BTTC focuses on accelerating the pace of research by turning positive laboratory findings into clinical trials, then evaluating the impact of different therapies by measuring patient outcomes. Dr. Karen Fink with Baylor joins researchers from UT MD Anderson, UT Southwestern, The Cleveland Clinic, Cedars-Sinai and others, sharing research outcomes to advance the studies of all for the benefit of patients.

Our Needs

As we prepare for the annual upcoming event, we need corporate sponsors to help offset expenses of the event and increase net revenue for the 2024 research grants. We also need volunteers to help call upon local businesses for sponsorships and IN KIND Donations for our silent and live auctions.


The Nick Gonzales Foundation's mission is to raise awareness of the early warning signs of brain tumors/cancer AND raise critical funds for specific brain tumor/cancer research. Our goal is to fund specific research projects on brain tumors/cancer, with funds going directly to the researcher and not toward any overhead or payroll.


Title and corporate sponsorships to enhance the fundraising dollars.

In Kind donations such as gift cards, travel offers, one of a kind experiences to use in the Silent and Live Auctions.

Equity Statement

The Foundation has raised and funded specific brain tumor/cancer research projects with over $550,000 since inception in memory of Nick Gonzales. The Foundation has an annual event to raise awareness of the early warning signs of brain tumors and resources to which recently diagnosed patients may access.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research

Tax id (EIN)




Health Care, Medical/Scientific Research

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, Rockwall, Tarrant

BIPOC Leadership


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


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