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.

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100% of Every Donation 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.

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Research Selected by World-Renowned Scientists

We only award grants to scientists whose research is reviewed and recommended by our world-renowned Scientific Council.

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Key Figures

$379 million

Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $379 million to fund more than 5,500 grants to more than 4,000 leading scientists around the world.

Nearly 1 in 5 adults

More than 18% of adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.*

20% of children

Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.*

450 million people

More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses.*