The Dana Foundation (formerly the Charles A. Dana Foundation) is a private philanthropic organization based in New York dedicated to the support of grants and outreach in science, health, and education, particularly in the neurosciences. It was a key supporter of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Dana Centre at the Science Museum in London.
The Dana Foundation supports several different STEM education initiatives. The foundation supports the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain, nonprofit organizations of leading neuroscientists committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and promise of brain research. The Alliances coordinate the annual International Brain Awareness Week campaign in mid-March to unite the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. The Dana Foundation's science and health grants support clinical research in neuroscience and neuroimmunology and their interrelationship in human health and disease. Grant programs include brain imaging, clinical neuroscience research, and neuroimmunology. From 1997 to 2010 the Dana Foundation operated a specialized publishing house, the Dana Press. It published a series of books, mainly in the neurosciences, and other online and print publications. The Foundation continues to publish articles, primers, and interviews about brain-related topics, as well as online resources such as Brainy Kids, an online science resource for students, teachers, and parents.
Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives