100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in our research grants. Our operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the nation’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants.*
What We Fund
- Our model encourages new and innovative research in that we are able to support new ideas from bottom up generated by scientists.
- Each of these important breakthroughs received initial key support from grants provided by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
- 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in our research grants. Our operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants.
How We Do It
The Foundation funds the most innovative ideas in neuroscience and psychiatry to better understand the causes and develop new ways to treat brain and behavior disorders.
These illnesses include
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- bipolar disorder
- borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- eating disorders
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Learn More About the Foundation
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a global nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric and mental illnesses.
Beginning in 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was providing seed money to neuroscientists to invest in “out of the box” research that the government and other sources were unwilling to fund. Today, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is still the leading, private philanthropy in the world in this space.
Meet the people who make up the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Our staff of experts, passionate Board of Directors, and Scientific Council which includes Nobel prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments around the world.
We take our responsibility to our donors seriously and believe that our financial operations must be transparent. We're proud to say that 100% of your contribution for research is invested directly in research grants.