Funding Cutting-Edge Research to Find Cures for Mental Illness
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding scientific research grants that will ultimately enable people to live full, happy and productive lives.
100% of Donations for Research Goes to Research
100% of your contributions for research are invested in our grants to scientists thanks to the generous support of two family foundations which cover our operating expenses.
Research Selected by World-Renowned Scientists
We only award grants to scientists whose research is reviewed and selected by our world-renowned Scientific Council.
1 in 5 of Us Lives With a Mental Illness
Grants are awarded three times/year. Total dollars awarded are updated annually.
Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $450 million to fund more than 6,500 grants to more than 5,400 leading scientists around the world.
More than 18% of adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.*
Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.*
More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.*