Our Time Is Now

This is a time of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer's. We are growing philanthropic support, fostering a dynamic community of scientists and securing increased federal funding for research. A dramatic expansion in NIH funding demands that we advance high-potential projects to feed the pipeline in an equally dramatic fashion and we are doing just that. Our active commitments total over $208 million in 590 active best-of-field projects in 31 countries.

To capitalize on and sustain the momentum we've generated, we are committed to doubling our research investment over the next five years.

We have never been as optimistic as we are today that we are on the verge of something truly transformational. Our time is now, and together we will change the trajectory of this disease. We welcome your partnership!

View how the momentum in Alzheimer's disease research is growing.

Partners in Progress

Thanks to private philanthropy, the Alzheimer's Association has played a role in almost every major development in Alzheimer's science and has earned recognition as the nonprofit with the highest impact in Alzheimer's research worldwide.
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Alzheimer's Association Founding President Jerome Stone and others make charitable gifts totaling $200,000, enabling the Association to make its first research grants.


The T.L.L Templeton Foundation makes its first $2.5 million gift to the Association, supporting the research that leads to the use of PET scans to see beta-amyloid deposits in the living brain.


Philanthropy helps the Association fast-track the addition of amyloid PET scans to a nationwide brain-imaging study—transforming understanding of presymptomatic Alzheimer's.


Dave and Dana Dornsife help the Association launch the Global Biomarker Standardization Consortium, which has improved how the effectiveness of Alzheimer's treatments is measured worldwide.

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Philanthropic Investment Priorities

Step Up the Pace is accelerating progress by funding international grant competitions and strategic research initiatives.

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Step Up the Pace is a special initiative to increase philanthropic investment in four key dementia research outcomes areas: Discovery Science, Early Detection, Treatment and Prevention.


Email: leadershipgiving@alz.org
Phone: 800.272.3900
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