Brain disease affects 1 in 6 people. We’re trying to get to zero.

Our Mission

The American Brain Foundation brings researchers and donors together to cure brain diseases and disorders.


Our Vision

Life without brain disease.

Driven to Find a Cure

Since 1992, the American Brain Foundation has been investing in research to defeat brain diseases and disorders. We are a national foundation for the brain dedicated to the relentless pursuit of early diagnoses, improved treatments, and the discovery of cures for brain diseases and disorders.

We unite donors and researchers to impact the lives of patients and those around them. We invest in research of the whole brain and all neurologic disorders knowing they are interconnected. This holistic, innovative approach allows us to build bridges between diseases and break new ground in research and application.

Believing in a whole-brain approach gives us an edge in understanding and combating brain disease. We understand that when we cure one brain disease, we will cure many.

Our Impact

Studying the whole brain makes a whole lot of difference.

Funding research across a broad spectrum of the brain and nervous system is our best hope for finding better treatments, prevention, and cures for the brain diseases affecting 1 in 6 people. That is why the American Brain Foundation has invested millions of dollars to support innovative scientific investigations by the best and the brightest researchers.


awarded to 244 researchers


active research projects


of awardees have gone on to secure NIH funding

Bringing neurologists, researchers, and experts together

Our Leadership

Our Leadership

The American Brain Foundation, established in 1992 by the American Academy of Neurology, is dedicated to bringing donors and researchers together to find cures.

Our Leadership
Photographed: 2018 Research Award Recipients

Our Researchers

We promote and invest in research across the whole spectrum of brain diseases and disorders. We believe that when we cure one of these diseases, we will cure many.

Meet Our Researchers
Our Partners

Our Partners

The American Brain Foundation is honored to be a partner in research with leading organizations fighting brain disease. Together, we can outsmart brain disease.

Research Partners

Imagine life without brain disease.

We’ll get there faster with your help.