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A Kid Again

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Founded in 1995 as Adventures For Wish Kids, A Kid Again provides hope, happiness and healing to families raising kids with life threatening illness. We provide fun filled activities and destination events, which we call adventures at no cost to families. Our year round adventures foster laughter, joy, normalcy and supportive networking opportunities. Our family centric approach allows for a broader more comprehensive impact on the effects of coping with a life threatening illness in the family. Our events allow families to give illness a GIANT Time Out!

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Foundation (a/k/a PLGA Foundation), founded in 2007, is dedicated to finding more effective, less toxic and less punishing treatments for eradicating low grade glioma brain cancer in children. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of promising scientific pediatric brain tumor research through: raising funds to support state of the art scientific research and raising awareness with scientists, doctors, lay people and pharmaceutical companies about the lack of existing effective treatments and a cure. It is simply unacceptable that children diagnosed with this pernicious disease are suffering due to the lack of advancements in scientific understanding of pediatric brain tumors. Recent developments in the scientific arena and agreement among scientists around the world confirm that more effective treatments are on the horizon for all children battling brain tumors provided that funding is available. AKBTC is accelerating its efforts to raise funds and awareness so that all children can fight for their dreams not for their lives.

AIDS United

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

AIDS United's mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. We seek to fulfill our mission through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, policy/advocacy, technical assistance and formative research.<br>

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) works to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention tools as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. Through education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations, we mobilize and support efforts to deliver proven HIV prevention tools for immediate impact, demonstrate and roll out new HIV prevention options, and develop long-term solutions needed to end the epidemic.

ALS Therapy Development Institute

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The mission of the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is to develop effective therapeutics that stop ALS as soon as possible. Focused on meeting this urgent unmet medical need, ALS TDI executes a robust discovery program, as well as a multi-pronged approach to validate potential therapeutics; including small molecules, protein biologics, gene therapies and cell-based constructs. The Institute's unique, industrial-scale platform allows for the development and testing of dozens of potential therapeutics each year.

Action on Smoking and Health

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Founded in 1968 Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a national legal-action antismoking and nonsmokers' rights organization which helped ban cigarette commercials, started the modern nonsmokers' rights movement, pioneered using legal action against smoking, developed novel legal theories to protect children from tobacco smoke at home and in cars, get lower health insurance rates for nonsmokers, fought tobacco subsidies, and much more.

Adler Aphasia Center

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The Adler Aphasia Center mission is to be a vital resource to anyone whose life or profession is touched by Aphasia. Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing. It occurs most often from a stroke or brain injury. This frustrating condition affects a person's ability to communicate, but does not affect his or her intellect. The Adler Aphasia Center is a social center for people with Aphasia and their family members/caregivers - a place where people can connect with others who have had similar experiences.

Advocates for Youth

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates for Youth envisions a society that views sexuality as normal and healthy and treats young people as a valuable resource. Advocates for Youth is the only organization that works both in the United States and in developing countries with a sole focus on adolescent reproductive and sexual health.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

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

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

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. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (Alpha-1) Deficiency is a hereditary condition which may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease in infants, children and adults. The Foundation has realized continuous growth since its inception in 1995 and has developed a solid infrastructure to promote research and the development of new therapies for improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with Alpha-1. The Foundation has invested more than $71 million to support Alpha-1 Antitrypsin research and programs in 112 institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) was founded by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families. AFA's mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families - through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life. AFA believes that by raising awareness of the disease and educating healthcare professionals and the public at large, we will: help remove the stigma of the disease; lead to early detection and proper treatment; prompt greater utilization of community resources; and ultimately improve quality of life.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

Founded in 1991, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. The AARDA is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity. The need to bring a national focus to autoimmunity as the common factor in all autoimmune diseases is vital in order to bring a collaborative effort to research, funding, early detection, and eventually, prevention and cure for all autoimmune diseases.

American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem

Treatment and Prevention Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem provides financial support, services and equipment for the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Founded in 1902, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, a 700-bed facility located in the center of the city, has been known as the Hospital with a Heart.<br>Patients have consistently streamed to our hospital, seeking top level treatment in a compassionate, supportive and nurturing environment. Today, while our reputation as the most exceptional hospital for health care treatment continues to grow, Shaare Zedek has taken its commitment to its patients to the next level by providing industry leading, cutting-edge medical care.

American Federation for Aging Research

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Since 1981, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has supported the science of healthier aging. AFAR has played a major role in providing and advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing start-up grants to more than 2,800 investigators and students. AFAR uniquely focuses on scientists studying the fundamental mechanisms of aging. With AFAR's support, early-career scientists from the nation's leading academic institutions are making the study of aging - in all of its facets - their life's work. The scientists that AFAR has supported have contributed scientific findings of great importance that are already dramatically changing both our understanding and practice of medicine.

American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand was founded by the Council of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in February of 1986. The purposes for creating the Foundation were to address the rising expense of providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) and allow the Hand Society to remain committed to its mission of providing continuing education. The mission of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand is to advance the care of hand and upper extremity disorders by supporting education, research and outreach through the efficient collection of donations and administration of grants.

American Friends of ALYN Hospital

Treatment and Prevention Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

American Friends of ALYN Hospital supports Israel's premiere rehabilitation center for physically disabled children, adolescents and young adults. ALYN Hospital combines expertise and love so that each patient and family can meet the challenges of living with disabilities and achieve the highest possible level of mobility and independence. ALYN Hospital, established over 80 years ago, is one of the world's leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of children with a broad range of physical disabilities and is the only facility of its kind in Israel. The Hospital currently has 93 beds for hospitalized patients, 100 beds for day-care treatment and specialized out patient clinics which receive over 20,000 patient visits a year. ALYN is a jewel in Israel's crown of accomplishments and makes the impossible possible and truly transforms the lives of its children and their families.

American Heart Association

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. <br><br>To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We're the nation's leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. We have funded more than $3.8 billion in heart disease and stroke research, more than any organization outside the federal government. <br><br>With your help, we are working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.<br>

American Italian Cancer Foundation

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The mission of the American-Italian Cancer Foundation is to support cancer research, education, and early detection, emphasizing the unique resources of Italy and the United States, recognizing world-class scientific excellence in medicine, and serving the economically disadvantaged and medically underserved in New York City through cancer screening, outreach, and education. Our programs include post-doctoral research fellowships, the pancreatic cancer research initiative, and mobile cancer screening.

American Kidney Fund

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

American Kidney Fund (AKF) was founded in 1971, to help a single individual with kidney failure pay for dialysis. More than 45 years later, AKF has become the leading source of direct financial aid to dialysis patients across the nation. The American Kidney Fund leads the nation in providing charitable assistance to dialysis patients who need help with the costs associated with treating kidney failure. In 2015, more than 93,000 people--1 out of every 5 dialysis patients in the United States--received assistance from the American Kidney Fund for health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses. Millions of people nationwide benefit annually from the American Kidney Fund's efforts to fight kidney disease through public awareness campaigns, free health screenings, health education materials and courses, online outreach, and toll-free health information HelpLine (866-300-2900).

American Lung Association of the Northeast

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The American Lung Association of the Northeast serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, and is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. We accomplish this through research, education and advocacy and our work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to monitor and enhance organizational effectiveness.

American Lung Association of the Southeast

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

Founded in 1916 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association of the Southeast, Inc. serves Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. It is the primary organization that is working to improve lung health and prevent lung disease. Lung disease death rates continue to increase while other leading causes of death have declined. The American Lung Association of the Southeast funds vital research on lung disease, including lung cancer, in order to find better treatment and cures. The Lung Association provides education and support programs to both adults and children and advocates for stronger air laws and tobacco prevention and education at the capital.

American Lung Association of the Southwest

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The American Lung Association (ALA) of the Southwest consists of the American Lung Associations serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The American Lung Association is committed to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health through education, research, and advocacy. We offer practical help to people living with asthma, emphysema and other lung diseases. We also confront lung disease at the root level, educating kids about the dangers of smoking, pushing for more smoke-free workplaces and even working to reduce air pollution.

American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (ALAUM) is committed to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Through research, education and advocacy we are dedicated to the fight for air. ALAUM is America's oldest voluntary health organization, founded in 1904 as the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. For over 100 years, the American Lung Association has lead the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Now in our second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association is fighting for air through research, education and advocacy.

American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Medical Research

Mission:

Medical science, public education and dedication drive our vision of national awareness, personalized treatment and compassion. As the charitable foundation of the American Psychiatric Association, we:<br><br>- Raise awareness and overcome barriers.<br>- Invest in the future leaders of psychiatry.<br>- Support research and training to improve mental health care.<br>- Lead partnerships to address public challenges in mental health.<br><br>With the backing of the APA, the world's leading psychiatric organization, our efforts are strengthened by research and designed to achieve results-ensuring that we're making real impact, every step of the way.

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) was founded in 1974 in an effort to unite surgeons involved in the field of transplantation. The ASTS and its Members are committed to leading the way in the 21st Century in fostering and advancing the practice and science of transplantation for the benefit of patients and society; guiding those who make the policy decisions that influence the practice and science of transplantation; increasing organ donation; defining and promoting training and the career-long education of transplant surgeons, scientists and physicians; and, advancing the professional development and careers of transplant surgeons, scientists and physicians.

American Society of Transplantation

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

The American Society of Transplantation was founded in 1982 and is an organization of more than 3400 professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation. Uniquely in modern medicine, solid organ donation and transplantation requires interaction among multiple parties, well beyond the usual patient-provider relationship. For instance, availability of organs influences decision-making in patient care for all involved.

American Thyroid Association

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. ATA is an international individual membership organization with over 1,600 members from 43 countries around the world. Celebrating its 93rd anniversary, ATA delivers its mission through several key endeavors: the publication of monthly journals, THYROID, Clinical Thyroidology and Clinical Thyroidology for the Public; annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators, support of online professional, public and patient educational programs through www.thyroid.org; and the development of evidence based guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease.

Angel Foundation

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Founded in 2001, Angel Foundation helps adults with cancer and their families so that they may live life well with stability, strength and resilience. We accomplish this with an innovative and integrated approach of financial assistance, education and support. Through our "Emergency Financial Assistance" program, adults in active cancer treatment in the Twin Cities receive emergency financial assistance for non-medical basic needs such as groceries, gas, utilities, rent or mortgage payments. Through therapeutic activities, our "Facing Cancer Together" program provides education and support to families facing a parental cancer diagnosis.

Any Baby Can of San Antonio

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The mission of Any Baby Can is to serve families of children and youth facing serious health and developmental challenges. Founded in 1982, to provide information and support to families in accessing resources for their medically fragile children, Any Baby Can has grown and sustained programs and services in response to new and ongoing needs of families of children with serious special needs. Any Baby Can offers the following programs and services: case management, the core service; parent, family, sibling counseling and support; autism education; health, nutrition and fitness program for children with developmental disabilities and their families; funeral assistance, grief support/counseling; crisis assistance; and prescription assistance. All services are provided at no cost, regardless of income, to families who have a child birth through 17 years of age with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay or health risk, in Bexar County and 18 surrounding counties.

Arlington Free Clinic

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Arlington Free Clinic provides free, high quality healthcare to low-income uninsured Arlington County adults through the generosity of donors and volunteers.

Arthritis National Research Foundation

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

To provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.

Autism Research Institute

Medical Research

Mission:

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 42,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. ARI publishes the Autism Research Review International, a quarterly newsletter covering biomedical and educational advances in autism research.

Bay Area Cancer Connections

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

Bay Area Cancer Connections' mission is to support people touched by breast cancer and ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.<br><br>Guiding Principles:<br><br>- We place the needs of our clients first.<br><br>- We empower clients by providing education that helps them make informed decisions.<br><br>- We provide personalized services directly and through partnerships across the continuum of care.<br><br>- We value the experience, knowledge, and involvement of volunteers, breast cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers.<br><br>- We are committed to providing our services free of charge.<br>

Be The Match Foundation

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Be The Match Foundation (previously The Marrow Foundation) was created by Admiral E.R. Zumwalt Jr., in 1991 to secure support for the work of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on Be The Match Foundation to raise funds to support the work of the NMDP. We use your financial contributions to: grow the Be The Match Registry, provide financial assistance to help patients throughout their transplant journey, and advance medical discovery to help patients live longer, healthier lives.

Beit T'Shuvah

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Beit T'Shuvah is an outgrowth of the Jewish Committee for Personal Service, an organization started in 1921 by a small group of Rabbis and Social Workers. Today, Beit T'Shuvah is both a residential treatment center and a full-service congregation offering religious services, holiday celebrations and study. Additionally, the treatment center offers outreach to the entire community including prevention programs, family and alumni counseling and support, court advocacy and professional training. Beit T'Shuvah has a vision to reduce the incidence of addition and other harmful behaviors through individual and family education that is offered through dynamic programs designed to meet the individual needs of each resident in every stage of recovery.

Beyond Celiac

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

Beyond Celiac advances widespread understanding of celiac disease as a serious genetic autoimmune condition and works to secure early diagnosis and effective management. We empower our community to live life to the fullest, and serve as a leading and trusted resource that inspires hope, accelerates innovation and forges pathways to a cure. We believe in a patient-centered healthcare model that is grounded in science, promotes collaboration and supports a comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Medical Research

Mission:

Each year, BCAN provides thousands of patients, caregivers and the medical community with the educational resources and support services they need to navigate their bladder cancer journey. BCAN works collaboratively with the medical and research professionals who are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer and empowers the patient community by allowing them to share experiences with others, and to participate in building awareness of the need for a cure.

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The mission of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is to extend and enhance the lives of patients and families affected by Lung Cancer. Our ultimate goal is to be the global leader fighting Lung Cancer and the largest source of non-profit funding dedicated to turning Lung Cancer into a manageable, chronic disease and ultimately, a curable disease. Arising from the experience of our founder, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation will always be patient focused, funded and driven. We believe that patients, individually and collectively, hold the key to our mission's success. We are in a hurry to increase the Lung Cancer patient survival rate, stagnant and inexcusably low (15.5%) for too long due to the stigma of Lung Cancer as a smoker's disease.

Boulder County AIDS Project

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The Mission of Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) is to provide support, advocacy, and education to those in our community who are living with or affected by HIV and AIDS, and to serve as an outreach and information center to prevent the further transmission of HIV.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

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. <br><br>100% of all donor contributions for research are invested in our grants to scientists leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of mental health disorders in children and adults.<br><br>Since 1987 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $380 million in over 5,500 NARSAD grants to more than 4,500 scientists around the world. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the nation's top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants.

Brain Research Foundation

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The Brain Research Foundation, founded in 1953, supports neuroscience research that leads to advanced understanding of brain function in children and adults. This Foundation is committed to advance discoveries that will lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases. They deliver this commitment through both research grant programs, which provide initial funding for innovative research projects, as well as educational programs for researchers and the general public.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, works to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $700 million to support research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure.

Burn Institute

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial counties. Founded in 1972, one of the Institute's first accomplishments was to help establish the UCSD Regional Burn Center. Today, the Burn Institute continues to: reach thousands of children and adults each year with lifesaving fire and burn prevention education and conduct burn survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injuries.

CDC Foundation

Medical Research

Mission:

Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has made a direct and dramatic impact on public health by helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do more, faster, to make the world healthier and safer. As an independent, nonprofit organization established by Congress, we offer individuals and organizations a powerful way to participate in CDC's mission. We unite a wide range of private sector partners with CDC scientists to achieve common goals. The CDC Foundation currently manages more than 200 programs in the United States and in 40 countries around the world.

CHOC Foundation

Treatment and Prevention Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The CHOC Foundation for children exists to generate community awareness and resources for Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and CHOC at Mission, supporting specific strategies that underscore the hospitals' local and national leadership in prevention, treatment and research programs. CHOC Foundation for Children's fundraising activities are guided by six philanthropic aspirations: to provide quality medical care for all children; to treat chronic and catastrophic illnesses; to emphasize illness and injury prevention; to support the well-being of children; to achieve medical breakthroughs; and to serve as a community leader and partner in the care of children.

CURE Childhood Cancer

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through supporting patients and their families. Since its establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused its efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer. The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer. Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine and other top pediatric cancer research institutions - focusing on projects which are likely to have a clinical or therapeutic impact within five years. Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for patients and their families.

Camp Aranzazu

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Camp Aranzazu is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and special needs by providing unique camping, environmental studies, and retreat experiences to groups with special needs. The camp seeks to create and maintain a partnership between the campers and the land that preserves and protects the existing habitat for native and endangered species of plants and animals, and complements the history of the area and local community. Campers balance academic skill building with camping activities to regain confidence, relax, and have fun. General camping experiences teach children and adults with disabilities how they fit into society and how they can focus on what they can do, instead of what they cannot do. Camp Aranzazu serves 42 Texas counties that include the Houston area, extending west to San Antonio and south to the southernmost tip of the state.

Camp For All

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Camp For All, located in the rolling hills of Washington County, Texas, is a unique camping and retreat facility that strives to enrich the lives of people with special needs. Established in 1993, Camp For All works in partnership with special needs groups whose members gain self-esteem, self-awareness and independence by participating in programs that are recreational, therapeutic and educational. The camp provides a fully-accessible environment and programs that are tailored to meet the needs of campers of all ages, interests and abilities. Camp For All is a host facility that provides weeklong camps, weekend retreats and day programs for more than 55 different special needs groups.

Camp Good Days and Special Times

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Camp Good Days provides residential camping programs at our beautiful Recreational Facility, located on the shores of Keuka Lake in Branchport, New York, as well as year-round recreational and support activities, in the Rochester, Buffalo, Ithaca & Syracuse, New York areas for children with cancer and the entire family. Camp Good Days provides services for: children with cancer, children who have a parent or sibling with cancer and/or children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. We also offer programs for women and men who have or have had cancer. In addition, Camp Good Days provides programs for children touched by sickle cell anemia. All of the programs and services are offered free of charge for the participants. <br><br>Camp Good Days is a celebration of life, with those who appreciate it the most...a place where courage knows no boundaries!

Camp John Marc

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Established in 1987, Camp John Marc partners with community and health professionals and organizations to provide high quality camping experiences year round to campers who have a chronic illness or physical disability and the families of those children. These experiences are motivated by the belief that every camper has the right to discovery and adventure in nature's world, and deserves a chance to see, touch, play, and feel better. Camp John Marc utilizes community and medical volunteers to provide program support and quality medical care and treatment in the camp setting.

Camp Kesem National

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Camp Kesem National's mission is supporting children through and beyond a parent's cancer. Our vision is to ensure that every child impacted by a parent's cancer is never alone. Camp Kesem National is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. With over 5 million children impacted by a parent's cancer, Camp Kesem must continue expanding to meet this need. Camp Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population, and for many children their Camp Kesem experience is a life-changing event–providing them a community of children with similar experiences, and a safe and welcoming environment to have fun and rediscover their childhood.

Camp Quality USA

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.<br>In the USA, there are presently 15 camps established in 11 states. More than 900 children participate in our camps each summer, and many more participate in Camp Quality activities throughout the year. More than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Countless numbers of families struggle with the physical, emotional and financial challenges of this disease. To make matters worse, the cause of childhood cancer is largely unknown, making successful treatment a challenge, current research necessary and an established support system imperative.

Camp Summit

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Camp Summit was created in 1993 to assume management of the residential camping program for people with disabilities, established by Soroptimist International of Dallas in 1947. The mission of Camp Summit is to provide barrier-free outdoor experiences that promote personal growth and foster independence for children and adults with disabilities. Our campers range in age from six to adulthood and may be developmentally delayed, physically challenged, dual sensory impaired (deaf and blind) or have multiple disabilities. Our programming consists of 1 weeklong spring break camp, 11 one-week summer camping sessions and 9 one-week fall camp sessions. Plus weekend sessions and respite days are offered in the spring and fall.

Camp Sunshine

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Founded in 1982, Camp Sunshine enriches the lives of Georgia's children with cancer and their families through recreational, educational and support programs. Camp Sunshine provides year-round programs which allow children with cancer and their families to share similar experiences and to participate in activities that promote normal childhood development as they cope with the challenges of childhood cancer. Although Camp Sunshine began as a summer camp, programs now also include family camps, sibling camp, teen retreats, preschool and school age programs, support and educational programs for families, hospital based camp and a variety of activities throughout the year.

Camp Sunshine, Maine

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Camp Sunshine supports children with life threatening illnesses and their families. The camp has the distinction of being the only program in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of a life threatening illness on every member of the immediate family - the ill child, the parents, and the siblings. Since its inception in 1984, Camp Sunshine has provided a haven for over 30,000 individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our focus is on alleviating the strain that a life threatening illness takes not only on the sick child but also on other family members. Families have an opportunity to rebuild their relationships together and meet other families facing similar challenges.

Cancer Care Services

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Cancer Care Services provides help and hope to cancer patients and their families through financial, emotional, spiritual and social support. Cancer Care Services provides support to anyone impacted by cancer living in Tarrant, Parker or Hood Counties. Services include: financial assistance for qualifying cancer patients; emotional support for everyone; social support for everyone; and spiritual support for everyone.

Cancer Research Institute

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Save more lives by fueling the discovery and development<br>of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancer.<br><br>Established in 1953, the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to harnessing the immune system's power to conquer all cancers. We fund the most innovative research by young scientists, invest in clinical studies of promising new treatments, and serve as a bridge between the lab and the clinic. CRI has invested $357 million to fund more than 3,100 scientists all over the world. With 65 years of experience funding research on the immune system and cancer, CRI is leading the way and ushering in a new era when patients with all types of cancer can be treated and cured with immunotherapy.

Cancer Support Community

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community is leading the way in empowering people affected by cancer, by addressing their individual needs, linking them to a community of support, and helping them to live better lives, so that no one faces cancer alone.<br><br>Formed from the union of two of the foremost cancer support organizations - The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club - the Cancer Support Community is one of the world's largest providers of cancer support services and the nation's largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals. Our grassroots network of over 50 local affiliates and over 100 satellite locations delivers a comprehensive array of personalized services to cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers.

Cancer Support Community North Texas

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The mission of Cancer Support Community North Texas is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Completely free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Support Community offers support groups, networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a non-residential, home-like setting. Cancer Support Community is a place where people with cancer and their families and friends learn to live with cancer, and hopefully beyond it. It is their lifeline to strength, hope and guidance. The effects are often life-changing.

Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Cancer Support Community provides comprehensive integrative care - including counseling, support groups, nutrition, exercise and patient education programs - for people with cancer and their families or caregivers. Our services enable cancer patients to partner with their treatment team to manage their treatment and recovery most effectively, increase their chances for survival, reduce their chances of recurrence, and provide for the highest possible quality of life.

Cancer Wellness Center

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The Cancer Wellness Center was founded in 1989 to help people live better while living with cancer. We help people feel more connected by becoming part of a comfortable community of people who understand, because they are going through it too. We deal with the very real emotional issues that cancer can cause by offering trained, experienced counseling and support. We nurture mind, body and spirit with programs that offer simple exercises, stress relief, healthy diets, relaxing activities, and meaningful conversations. In addition, we offer an extensive library of books, tapes and videos, and involve discussions with other participants.

Care Ring

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Care Ring is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing preventive health services for the uninsured, underinsured or those lacking access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care. The organization annually serves more than 7,000 people in Mecklenburg County and is a leader in collaborative efforts to improve community health.

CareNet Pregnancy Centers, Amarillo

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

The mission of CareNet Pregnancy Centers, an outreach ministry of Jesus Christ, is equipping parents, teens and pre-teens to live lives of purpose, ministering to pregnant women and providing support to women and families through education and resources. CareNet was founded as a pro-life Christian organization and is committed to sharing the love of Christ in word and deed with everyone we have the privilege to serve. In the 25 plus years since we were founded, a full-circle of programs and services have been added to further impact our community in a positive way. From becoming a leader in mentoring of teens and tweens and presenting talks in schools, to providing educational classes, post abortion support, sonograms, and material goods, CareNet has continued to grow and expand in an amazing way.

Caring Voice Coalition

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Caring Voice Coalition empowers patients who live with a life threatening chronic disease through comprehensive outreach programs and services aimed at financial, emotional and educational support. In addition to financial assistance, Caring Voice Coalition provides health insurance counseling, Social Security Disability assistance, and patient support programs for insured or under-insured patients. With a steadfast dedication to the organization's set of core values, our knowledgeable, caring staff maintains our solid reputation as a dependable, responsive organization with a unique, holistic approach to improving the lives of our patients.

Casting for Recovery

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR's retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, and are free to participants. On a physical level, the gentle, rhythmic motion of fly casting is similar to exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching. On an emotional level, women are given the opportunity to experience a new activity in a safe environment amongst a supportive group of peers. The retreats also provide resources to help address quality of life issues after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Cenikor Foundation

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Cenikor is committed to helping people deal with behavioral health issues and addictions by providing a full continuum of care. Cenikor has a variety of programs including short-term and long-term inpatient programs, detoxification, outpatient and intensive outpatient services. Cenikor also provides adolescent short-term inpatient treatment, outpatient and intensive outpatient care. <br>Cenikor Foundation is one of the oldest and most successful substance abuse treatment centers in the nation with services throughout Texas and Louisiana. Since 1967, Cenikor has expanded to assist approximately 1,000 people a week achieve better health and better lives.<br>Cenikor Foundation is dedicated to providing quality behavioral health care services to the communities we serve.<br>

Cerebral Palsy Foundation

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation process is to find, define and address Moments of Impact – the times at which interventions and insights, if properly implemented, have the power to improve lives. We then work to better understand what is needed to effect change and the best ways to implement it. We seek out the best thinkers in an area, and form collaborative networks to work together and bring about transformation. Finally, we share our work with others so it will have the greatest possible impact. Our Collaborative Networks bring together many of the country's most prestigious medical institutions, as well as innovative thinkers in diverse areas such as technology and media, in order to accelerate not only the development of critical advances, but also their delivery. While our work of course includes important strides being made toward the eventual prevention of cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities, our focus is on the translational research, clinical application and knowledge transfer that can dramatically change lives today.

Charlottesville Free Clinic

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Founded in 1992, the Charlottesville Free Clinic works to provide a volunteer community health-support system that offers high-quality health care to the working uninsured population, which would otherwise have no access to care; to provide practical experience for current and future health care professionals; and to hasten, through education and advocacy, the creation of a comprehensive policy for access to health care. We offer free medical care, dental care, and medications for low-income and low-income uninsured adults between the ages of 19-64 and their families in and around Charlottesville.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publicly funded charity whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech and communication. We are the ONLY national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to children with apraxia and their families.

Children's Burn Foundation

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The Children's Burn Foundation is dedicated to providing support services for child burn survivors, ages 0-18 and their families, as well as burn prevention and fire safety education to thousands of children and caregivers in Southern California, nationally, and internationally. The Children's Burn Foundation is concerned with the Full Recovery of a child burn survivor, addressing not only their physical needs, but their psychological, emotional, and social recovery as well. We are the only known foundation that offers the Full Recovery Program for child burn survivors, locally, nationally, and internationally -- a unique blend of medical care, psycho-social support services, and daily living support to help young burn survivors achieve their full potential.

Children's Cancer Center

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The Children's Cancer Center was founded in 1974 and is dedicated to providing children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders and their families in the Tampa area with the emotional, financial and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illnesses. Our programs include Kids Introduction to Enrichment Services (KITES), peer support and recreational opportunities for teens, the Big Buddy mentoring program, Kanga Krewe, family fun events, ticket bank, holiday adopt-a-family, financial assistance, family support, scholarships, SOAR (Surviving Oncology and Readjusting), Lil' Tales, and camps.

Children's Dream Fund

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

The Children's Dream Fund was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Dreams vary greatly - from trips to Disney World, meetings with celebrities, computers, play sets, cruises and shopping sprees. Every child deserves hope and a dream, and our continued goal is to provide a dream for every eligible child referred to us from area hospitals. The Children's Dream Fund operates out of an office in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, and serves children living throughout West Central Florida. The Children's Dream Fund is not affiliated with a national organization.

Children's Hospital Foundation

Treatment and Prevention Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Children's Hospital Foundation improves the health of children through its support of research and education at the Oklahoma Health Center. Since our inception in 1983, the Foundation has raised over $109 million to fund quality specialized programs. Our current research and education focus areas include: childhood cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, bone marrow transplants, blood disorders, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis and lung disease, genetics, infectious disease, kidney disease, gastroenterology, pulmonology, arthritis, cardiology and eating disorders, neurodevelopment and behavioral pediatrics, clinical child psychology, trauma and pediatric surgery, autism and other learning disorders, congenital defects, trauma and care of critically ill newborns, ethics in pediatric medicine, and pediatric training.

Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF) provides and promotes compassionate, personalized support to adults and children in Michigan affected by leukemia, lymphoma and other related blood disorders. One of CLF's primary goals is to empower patients and caregivers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions to better cope with leukemia and related disorders. With the tools we provide, patients and families can tap into the information they need, as well as pose questions and share their experiences with others who are battling these diseases.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Treatment and Prevention Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' mission is to generate funds and awareness programs in partnership with and for the benefit of member hospitals/foundations and the children they are privileged to serve. We raise funds for more than 170 children's hospitals across North America. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with Children's Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children's Miracle Network create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of millions of children each year.

Children's Organ Transplant Association

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Founded in 1986, the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the premier national organization helping alleviate the financial burden of families who have transplant-needy children and young adults. For over 30 years, COTA has worked to ensure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds, and is recognized as the trusted leader supporting transplant families. COTA has helped thousands of children and young adults, and has raised more than $100 million for their benefit.

Children's Tumor Foundation

Medical Research

Mission:

Founded in 1978 as the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, The Children's Tumor Foundation is a medical foundation dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatoses (NF). The mission of The Children's Tumor Foundation is to: Drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community.

Chordoma Foundation

Medical Research

Mission:

The Chordoma Foundation, founded in 2007, is a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of chordoma patients by accelerating research to develop effective treatments for chordoma, and by helping patients to get the best care possible. To accelerate the search for a cure, we initiate and fund high-impact research, facilitate information exchange and collaboration among researchers, and provide scientific resources needed to study chordoma. To help patients get the best care possible, we provide information about the latest treatment options, refer patients to experienced doctors, and match patients with trained peer-support mentors.

Church Health

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Church Health seeks to reclaim the Church's biblical commitment to care for our bodies and spirits.<br><br>Dr. Scott Morris, a family practice physician and ordained United Methodist minister, founded Church Health in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others, Church Health's Clinic has grown to become the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country. Currently, we care for 47,000 patients of record without relying on government funding. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $25.

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Our mission is to CURE epilepsy, transforming and saving millions of lives. We identify and fund cutting-edge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of this goal. Our commitment is unrelenting.

City of Hope

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope's main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org

Colon Cancer Alliance

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

While colorectal cancer affects the lives of more than 140,000 Americans every year, it is preventable. With this in mind we have made it our mission to end the disease within our lifetime.

Commonweal

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California. Founded in 1976, Commonweal conducts programs that contribute to human and ecosystem health- to a safer world for people and for all life. The specific and primary purpose of this corporation is to engage in educational, charitable, and research activities which contribute to the health of individuals, to public health, and to the health of the global environment.

Community Nurse Health Center

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Since 1921, Community Nurse Health Center has served as a community healthcare center for residents of the western suburbs of Chicago, focusing on those who have limited access to care. They value patient dignity, community collaboration and prevention and wellness by delivering coordinated and integrated health care services and education <br><br>To meet this mission, Community Nurse serves over 4400 low income children and adults, including those experiencing homelessness or unstable housing, by providing direct medical and dental care and health education such as medical preventive services, chronic disease management, prenatal and obstetrical care, and oral health treatments. Patient care includes a strong local network for specialty care, and the integration of behavioral health services with on-site psychiatry and counseling services. <br><br>Community Nurse's vision is a healthy and productive community where all residents have access to quality healthcare

Community Volunteers in Medicine

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

First opening it's doors to patients in 1998, Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) is a community-based, volunteer organization providing primary medical and dental care to low income people in Chester County without insurance, enabling them to continue to be contributing members of the community. The program is designed to provide services for those individuals whose income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty guidelines and are not eligible for Medical Assistance, Medicare, VA benefits or the Children's Health Insurance Program. CVIM welcomes clients without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or ability to pay for health care services.

Connecticut Cancer Foundation

Patient and Family Support

Mission:

Founded in 1987, Connecticut Cancer Foundation (formerly Connecticut Sports Foundation) financially assists Connecticut cancer patients and their families as well as fund cancer research. CCF is able to quickly and compassionately provide patients and families with direct financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, medication and more. Resources are provided with dignity and privacy, helping patients maintain self-respect while lessening the stress that may inhibit their recovery.

Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Conquering cancer worldwide by funding breakthrough research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Established by volunteers in 1983, CrossOver Health Care Ministry provides quality and compassionate health care to the uninsured in the greater Richmond Metropolitan area. Our mission is to provide health care, promote wellness, and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ. CrossOver offers a full continuum of healthcare services to the uninsured that includes: family medicine, primary care, OB/GYN, dental and vision care, mental health care, HIV diagnosis and treatment, and an on-site community pharmacy. CrossOver operates a network of three free clinics located in areas of identified need in Richmond, serving more than 6,000 patients annually.

Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Cure Alzheimer's Fund was established to fund targeted research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's disease through venture based philanthropy. All organizational expenses are paid for by the Founders and Board, allowing all other contributions to be applied directly to Alzheimer's Disease research. Our foundational research is focused on identifying all the genes and gene mutations that are linked to Alzheimer's Disease. We can then use this genetic information to reliably predict, early in life, those at greatest risk for the disease (with legal safeguards and genetic and psychological counseling). Our foundational research projects include: Alzheimer's Genome Project, Alzheimer's Genome Map, Alzheimer's Brain-Genetic Study, Alzheimer's Clinical-Genetic Study, Alzheimer's Gene Database, MicroRNA's and APP, and Alzheimer's Gene Discovery Project.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) was established in 1955 to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. It funds and accredits more than 115 CF care centers, 95 adult care programs and 50 affiliate programs, and has 80 chapters and branch offices nationwide. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus.

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI) works to fund research, provide educational and personal support, and spread awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. As we work to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, CFRI envisions informing, engaging, and empowering the CF community to help all who have this challenging disease attain the highest possible quality of life. Our committees include: the Research Advisory Committee, which administers, reviews and offers guidance on what cystic fibrosis research to fund; the Events Committees, which organize and coordinate many popular events throughout the year; and the Newsletter Committee, which produces our award-winning monthly newsletter, with over 15,000 subscribers.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Medical Research (Grantmaking)

Mission:

To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today's best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research. We support emerging leaders who have great potential to achieve breakthroughs in how we diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. Our goals are to: Identify the best and brightest early career scientists in cancer research; Accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into new diagnostic tools and treatments; Enable risk taking on bold new ideas. Since 1946, the Foundation has invested over $250 million in more than 3,350 of the best and brightest scientists in the nation.

Dan Marino Foundation

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The Dan Marino Foundation was established in 1992 by Dan and Claire Marino, motivated by their experiences in raising their son, Michael, who is diagnosed with autism. The Foundation's mission is "empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities through therapies, research, education, and employment in pursuit of a greater quality of life." For over 20 years, the Foundation has served individuals with disabilities in South Florida and raised more than $45 million to create unique and impactful initiatives in the community. Among these "first-of-their-kind" initiatives were the Miami Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center, Childnett.tv, the Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics, Summer STEPS Employment Programs, and now, opening in 2014, Marino Campus.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Medical Research

Mission:

Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Since 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Institute employs about 4,000 people supporting more than 250,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 700 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence.

Deborah Hospital Foundation

Treatment and Prevention Services (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Created in 1974, Deborah Hospital Foundation's mission is to: provide substantial funding to support the highest quality of patient care by Deborah Heart and Lung Center; to provide for treatment of children with congenital heart disease in the United States and around the world; and to provide for clinical research for cardiac and pulmonary disease by fostering and maintaining the Foundation's grassroots volunteer movement, its alliances with corporations, labor organizations, service organizations, foundations and others and by its initiation and enhancement of planned giving programs and other fundraising activities.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation's suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in workplace losses. <br><br>DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them-online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America. <br><br>Through nearly 650 support groups and over 250 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

Desert AIDS Project

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

The mission of Desert AIDS Project (DAP) is to enhance health and well-being. <br><br>Desert AIDS Project (DAP) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA that is rated a "Top 20 HIV Charity" by About.com, remarking "Desert AIDS Project continues to impress as one of the most driven and effective HIV charities in the U.S. Able to spur high-profile support and deliver top-quality, integrated care, the DAP hits all the right marks in our books." DAP offers primary care, HIV and hepatitis specialty care, dentistry, and behavioral health all-under-one-roof. On World AIDS Day 2015, The White House recognized the success of DAP's Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, as the nation's first region-wide HIV testing and access to care initiative, to help bring about an AIDS-free future. <br>

Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Mission:

Founded in 1965, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi (DFM) is the state's premier nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, patient services and advocacy. Our mission is simple- we save lives every day! The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi (DFM) is the state's premier nonprofit health organization working to prevent diabetes and associated complications as well as work to improve the lives of every child, adult, and every family touched by type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We accomplish this through education, support, advocacy, medical assistance and research.

Doctors Care

Treatment and Prevention Services

Mission:

Located in Littleton, Colorado, Doctors Care helps underserved children, adults and families receive the medical attention they need. Our dedicated board, staff, and partners have served more countless uninsured or underinsured patients since 1988 and continue to watch individual lives transform because of the work we do. Doctors Care provides access to affordable health care, through a coalition of health care providers, to the medically underserved in South Metro Denver. The Doctors Care Clinic operates five days per week providing sick- and well-care visits to children and young adults age 30 and under who need to be seen onsite by a physician assistant or volunteer physician.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

Medical Research

Mission:

The mission of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is to create a future without breast cancer by focusing on cause and prevention. We will meet this challenge by being fast, flexible, and project-based. We will identify needs and determine how these needs can be quickly met, not by emulating existing nonprofit organizations, but by designing a new model specific to the tasks at hand. We will find the most effective route to breast cancer eradication, whether it is in the not-for-profit arena, the for-profit arena, or both. We will approach problems by collaborating and coordinating with other organizations. We will facilitate solutions to be adopted by others.

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