Organizations participating in the Health Research Alliance represent a variety of types of nongovernmental funders of health research, including voluntary health agencies, private foundations, and operating foundations. All of these organizations share a common interest in speeding the translation of biomedical science discoveries into applications that improve health, and in identifying and adopting best practices in funding health research.

Founding Members

  • AACR Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Autism Speaks
  • Avon Foundation
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
  • The Donaghue Foundation
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • The Flinn Foundation
  • Fondation Leducq
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • JDRF International
  • March of Dimes Foundation
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • The Medical Foundation, a division of Health Resources in Action

A complete list of current members can be found on the Member Profiles page.

Learn more about membership opportunities on the Become a Member page.