Team Up for Research

Team Up for Research

With the support of family, friends and your community, you can make a difference in the fight against mental illness. Brain & Behavior Research Foundation relies on the generosity of friends like you to help fund leading brain and behavior research.

100% of donor contributions for research are invested in our grants leading to advances and breakthroughs in brain and behavior research. This is made possible by the generous support of two family foundations which cover the Foundation’s operating expenses.

When you honor or remember someone special or hold a fundraiser, you play a key role in helping us fund better prevention and treatment protocols and hopefully find a cure for mental illness.

Get started today with our Fundraising Guide. In it, you'll find tips, ideas and resources to start fundraising or hold an event.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Here are a few examples of TeamUp fundraising events. Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Hike for Mental Health
Hike for Mental Health

Date: Year-round
Location: Various locations in NY, NJ, and other states

HIKE for Mental Health is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization born of a single vision: a world in which everyone, including those who suffer from mental illness, can find the simple joy of living. Hike with us and raise awareness and money for mental health research.

Let the Sun Shine Run/Walk
Let the Sun Shine Run/Walk

Date: Annual
Location: Cold Spring, MN

This event was created to honor the memory of Jonathon James Robbins who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression and committed suicide on April 28, 2010 at the age of 22.

Team Daniel Running to Support Research
Team Daniel Running to Support Research

Date: Year-round
Location: Westchester County, NY, Orlando Florida, and more...

Team Daniel consists of members of the Laitman family including Dan who lives a productive life with schizophrenia and his parents, Rob and Ann. They run the Walt Disney World Half-Marathon every year as well as other races across the country in an effort to raise money for schizophrenia research.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Athletic events are a great option to raise money: a run or walk within your community, Tough Mudders, Ironmans, bike rides, or hikes are a great way to be active and support research.
  • Birthday fundraisers: Instead of birthday gifts, ask family and friends for donations.
  • Wedding registry: Friends and family can make a donation in lieu of traditional wedding gifts.
  • Other possibilities are youth sports leagues, sororities and fraternities, and schools. Give thought to what you enjoy doing, such as organizing a neighborhood barbecue, planning a golf outing, knitting, or designing jewelry. Turn your talent into a fundraising opportunity.

For more ideas, read our TeamUp Fundraising Guide.

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If you would like to use our logo on your website, emails, on a t-shirt, or distribute BBRF materials, please review our TeamUp Fundraising Guide and its attached agreement. There is useful information in it, along with guidelines for using our collateral or logo. We must approve – in advance of printing or distribution – use of the Foundation’s name on signage, handouts, social media and clothing.

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You can create a fundraising page for your event through our DonorDrive portal and easily collect secure online donations, which we track and monitor. On this page, you can include photos and other event details. Your fundraising page can remain active after your fundraising event has occurred. Donations can also be mailed to us, made any time on our website, or you may call us and provide your credit card information.

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The key to a successful fundraiser is involving people. Plan ahead & spread the word. Promote your event – hang flyers, post on Twitter and Facebook, and email friends and family. If you have created a fundraising page, include a link to it in your emails and tweets.

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible. Receipts are provided electronically or by mail.

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100% of all donor contributions are invested in research grants, and we are proud of our 4-star rating on Charity Navigator.

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The Foundation must be identified as the beneficiary of your event, not a sponsor or partner. We are also unable to assist with approaching sponsors or provide administrative support.

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If your question has not been answered on this page or in the Fundraising Guide, please contact us directly. We look forward to assisting you with your fundraising page or fundraising event.