DANA FOUNDATION FACT SHEET

MISSION &
PROFILE
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization committed to advancing brain research and to educating the public in a responsible manner about research’s potential: (1) to develop a better understanding of the brain and its functions; (2) to speed the discovery of treatments for brain disorders; and (3) to combat the stigma of brain disorders through education. Since its founding in 1950, the Dana Foundation has appropriated in excess of $449 million for philanthropic purposes.

 

CURRENT FUNDING AREAS    • Brain and immuno-imaging
   • Clinical neuroscience research


THE DANA
ALLIANCE FOR
BRAIN
INITIATIVES
The Dana Alliance is a nonprofit organization of more than 340 leading neuroscientists, including nine Nobel laureates.  The organization is committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.  Supported entirely by the Dana Foundation, the Dana Alliance does not fund research or make grants.


THE EUROPEAN
DANA ALLIANCE
FOR THE BRAIN
The European Dana Alliance is an organization of 260 eminent brain scientists, including five Nobel laureates, from 31 countries.


FREE RESOURCES
The Foundation offers online and print publications for general readers, focusing on the brain and learning initiatives.

The website, dana.org, features current news about the brain and resources for children, teachers, older adults, caregivers, and people seeking validated information about brain diseases.


Revised 9/25/13