List of US & the rest of the world Funding Sources Listed by A-Ö

Here funding sources in the US and the rest of the world are listed in alphabethical order.


Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), US

The mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

Alpha-1 Foundation, US

The Alpha-1 Foundation is committed to finding a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and to improving the lives of people affected by Alpha-1 worldwide.

Alzheimer's Association (AA), US

As the world's leading nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is accelerating the field toward solutions for the global Alzheimer's crisis.

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), US 

Today, the ADDF continues to provide early support for pioneering ideas, and we also invest a growing percentage of our funds in clinical trials for drugs further in development. We will conquer Alzheimer's disease.

Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF), US 

As the largest non-governmental funder of Angelman syndrome-specific research, the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) has invested more than $9 million in Angelman syndrome research to date, supporting projects worldwide in the quest to find treatments for Angelman syndrome and ultimately a cure.

ALS Association (ALS), US 

To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM), US 

Our Mission is to promote discoveries that advance the understanding of sleep for healthier lives.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), US 

The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.”

American Foundation for Aids Research (amfAR), US 

amfAR’s top research priority is the pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), US

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

American Tinnitus Association (ATA), US

The core purpose of the American Tinnitus Association is to promote relief, prevent, and find cures for tinnitus, evidenced by its core values of compassion, credibility, and responsibility and is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization for tinnitus patients. ATA is one of the only organizations worldwide funding tinnitus research. 

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), US 

AACR is on a mission to prevent and cure ALL cancers. The AACR Foundation– the first and largest cancer research organization in the world with a membership of more than 40,000 professionals residing in 120 countries and territories working on the front lines of the effort to eradicate cancer.

American Chemical Society (ACS), US

The ACS National Awards program is designed to encourage the advancement of chemistry in all its branches, to support research in chemical science and industry, and to promote the careers of chemists.

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), US

Founded in 1897, Our vision is a world free from digestive diseases. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to empower clinicians and researchers to improve digestive health.

American Psychological Association (APA), US

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 121,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Their mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), US

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists who are involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism.

American Society of Hematology (ASH), US

As the world's largest professional society of hematologists, ASH is dedicated to support hematologists in all career stages. Through more than twenty ASH awards, medical students, residents, and hematologists in all sub-specialty areas can find opportunities to advance their careers in the dynamic field of hematology. 


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, US 

We provide funding to organizations to achieve measurable impact in the fight against poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. We do all of our work with grantees and other partners, who with our funding push for new solutions and harness the transformative power of science and technology. 

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF), US 

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.  

Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), US 

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.

BrightFocus Foundation, US

BrightFocus funds groundbreaking research in an urgent effort to discover cures for Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides expert information about these diseases.


Cancer Research Institute (CRI), US

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), established in 1953, is the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to transforming cancer patient care by advancing scientific efforts to develop new and effective immune system-based strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and eventually cure all cancers. 

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), US 

Across three core Initiative focus areas—Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity—we pair engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and advocacy to help accelerate the pace of social progress.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) uses grants and cooperative agreements to fund research and non-research public health programs that advance the agency’s public health mission domestically and abroad to keep Americans safe and healthy where they work, live and play.

CHDI Foundation, US 

Our mission is to develop drugs that will slow the progression of Huntington’s disease and provide meaningful clinical benefit to patients as quickly as possible.

Children’s Tumor Foundation, US 

Drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the neurofibromatosis (NF) community.

Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE), US 

The Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) program is collaboration of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation and:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)
  • American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
  • American Neurotology Society (ANS)
  • American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
  • Association of Migraine Disorder (AMD)

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), US 

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.


Department of Defense (DoD), US

Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) are a procurement tool used by USAID to collaborate with the private and public sector when facing a development challenge that does not have a clear solution and there appears to be an opportunity for innovation.

The vision for CDMRP is to transform healthcare for Service members and the American public through innovative and impactful research. Since its first appropriation of congressional funding in FY92, CDMRP has been responsible for managing more than $12.0 billion (B) in appropriations.

The goal of the PASA consortium is to fund study applications for developing new
medications that can be brought to therapeutic use to improve treatment outcomes for alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD), especially as related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The DRWF was founded to help and find the cure for diabetes and until that goal is achieved, to provide the care needed to combat the detrimental and life-threatening complications of this terrible disease.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Research Foundation, US

The EMDR Research Foundation promotes health and growth of human beings through the support of quality research, evidence-based practice and compassionate, well-informed clinicians. The EMDR Research Foundation envisions a world where people are transformed to wellness and vibrancy by effective, compassionate mental health treatment that is driven by quality research.

Foundation Fighting Blindness, US

The Foundation’s goal was clear and focused: To drive the research that would lead to preventions, treatments, and vision restoration for the spectrum of degenerative retinal diseases, specifically macular degeneration – including age related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease and Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).

Fulbright, US

As one of the largest and most prestigious international exchange programs in the world today, the main objective of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other nations through the sharing of ideas, knowledge, skills and individual experiences.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), US

The Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma. Founded in 1978 in San Francisco, we fund glaucoma research world-wide.

Harry J Lloyd Charitable Trust, US 

In 2003, The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust established a melanoma advisory committee to assist the seven trustees in identifying and reviewing melanoma research grant requests. In 15 years the trust has provided 125 melanoma research grants totaling more than $15 million.

Hereditary Disease Foundation (HDF), US 

The Mission of the Hereditary Disease Foundation is to fund innovative research towards curing Huntington’s disease and impacting other brain disorders.

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF), US

HHRF serves as a catalyst to advance global knowledge of horse- human interactions and their impact on health and wellness.  Our goals are to support, promote and fund scientific research that explores the claimed, yet unsubstantiated benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies, leading to the discovery of the most effective methods and techniques for conducting thousands of existing and future programs. Another goal is to educate the public (including parents, donors, insurance companies and physicians) on research findings so that equine-assisted activities become more accessible to those in need.

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), US

HFSP Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries.

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), US 

Each year the IASLC supports young researchers in order to reward scientific excellence and to encourage innovative research in lung cancer prevention and translational medicine worldwide.

International OCD Foundation, US

The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to research investigating the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders.

James S McDonnell Foundation, US 

The Foundation was established in 1950 to "improve the quality of life," and does so by contributing to the generation of new knowledge through its support of research and scholarship.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), US 

The mission for JDRF is accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications.


Leukemia Research Foundation, US

The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), US 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA), US 

LCFA's mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease. 

Lupus Foundation of America, US 

Lupus Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. We are focused on achieving the following disease-specific outcomes: Reduce time to diagnosis, ensure people with lupus have an arsenal of safe and effective treatments, expand direct services and increase access to treatment.

Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), US

The Lupus Research Alliance is the world’s leading private funder of lupus research. Established in 2016 – from the merger of the Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Research Institute, and the S.L.E. Foundation – the Lupus Research Alliance was created to improve treatments for lupus while advancing toward a cure.

Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF), US

LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve all those impacted by this blood cancer.


March for Dimes, US

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that.

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, US

The Mark Foundation provides grant support to an expanding network of scientists conducting research across cancer types. From individual investigators to multidisciplinary collaborative teams, our awardees represent the best scientific minds in cancer research and technological innovation and become a vital part of our scientific network.

Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, US 

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.  100 % patient-focused.

Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), US 

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research. Since its founding in 2007, MRA has committed $101 million in funding to advance our understanding of this disease. MRA funds projects in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, with the majority of funding allocated for melanoma treatment. Since its founding in 2007, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) has become the largest non-profit funder of melanoma worldwide.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, US 

As the leading funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has supported more than 380 research grants at over 135 institutions worldwide. The MMRF supports innovative research efforts in the most promising areas of multiple myeloma research through several grant-making programs.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), US 

MDA is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases.


National Ataxia Foundation (NAF), US 

The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by Ataxia through support, education, and research.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), US 

The National Institutes of Health is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers. Each has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. All but three of these components receive their funding directly from Congress, and administrate their own budgets.

National MS Society, US 

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society's vision is a World Free of MS.

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), US 

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1966 with a mission to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF), US

The mission of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation is to fund research to discover cures and more effective treatments for neuroendocrine cancers. We offer four different neuroendocrine cancer research grants ( Accelerator, Investigator, Pilot, and Mentored Awards) with cancer research grants ranging from $100,000 to $1.2 million. 

North American Spine Society (NASS), US

The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a global multidisciplinary medical society that utilizes education, research and advocacy to foster the highest quality, ethical, value- and evidence-based spine care for patients.

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One Mind Institute, US 

Our focus is to guide, support, and facilitate the most promising and collaborative brain research in order to provide patients who suffer from brain disease and injury better diagnostics and treatment now.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), US 

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research. OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility, and is the premiere orthopaedic organization funding research across all specialties.

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, US

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group takes our Founder’s enduring quest to understand the mysteries of bioscience to a global scale—beyond the science happening within the labs of the Allen Institute—by directing funding to researchers conducting cutting-edge science around the world. Our team is in continuous dialogue with scientists and visionaries in all areas of bioscience, constantly seeking the novel ideas and emerging fields where an early investment could have the power to make a difference for humankind. 

Parkinson’s Foundation, US

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

Pablove Foundation, US 

The Pablove Foundation invites pediatric cancer researchers to apply for our Powered by Pablove Seed Grant Program, which provides an award of $50,000 to conduct innovative, cutting edge investigations, with preferences going toward less common childhood cancers. In addition, projects that focus on Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) will be considered. 

Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF), US 

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is the only U.S. nonprofit organization solely devoted to cancer prevention and early detection.

Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), US 

PCF funds the world's most promising research to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of prostate cancer and ultimately save patients' lives. Our goal is to put ourselves out of business, and we will not stop until not another man dies of prostate cancer.

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Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, US 

Since 1996, the Rivkin Center has been a principle catalyst for national and international research efforts aimed at finding solutions to ovarian cancer.

Rising Tide Foundation, CH 

Our mission is to advance and pioneer positive change in healthcare, and maximize opportunities to empower individuals to take charge of their lives and become the change they want to see.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), US 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is dedicated to building a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. 

Simons Foundation, US 

Advancing the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, US 

SFARI’s mission is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI), US 

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is a non-profit disease organization that works to accelerate the discovery of safe and effective treatments, strives for an aggressive expansion of funding for research that will lead to a cure and seeks to engage the entire ME/CFS community in research, advocacy, and patient support.

Susan G. Komen Foundation, US 

The mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.


United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), US

To promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), US

USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.