Who We Are

The Brain Research Foundation is a public, nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children, adolescents, and adults who are touched by neurological disorders.

Our board members come from all walks of life, including many whose lives have been personally touched by neurological disorders. Read more about our mission or meet the dedicated people who make the Brain Research Foundation possible: our Board of Trustees, Scientific Review Committee, and Staff.

How the funding works

Through our research grant programs, the Brain Research Foundation provides start-up funds to researchers conducting new investigations that have the potential to lead to new understanding and treatments of neurological disorders.

The Brain Research Foundation is funded solely through the generosity of our donors. When you become a donor, you can donate in honor of a special person or occasion, or simply make a general donation. Learn more about the different ways you can help.

Areas of study and annual reports

We believe a broad scope of research is the best way to reach our goal—through a thorough understanding of how the human brain functions and how the nervous system develops throughout life. Learn about the different areas of study the Brain Research Foundation supports. Or read through our recent annual reports for an overview of our development through the years and insights into the types of projects we support.

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