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Foundations Supporting Aging Research

Atlantic Philanthropies aims to ensure that older adults are treated with dignity and respect; are fully empowered to shape their own destinies; have access to health and support systems; are represented by a strong cadre of leaders; and are able to contribute actively their expertise and abilities for the good of society.

American Federation for Aging Research supports biomedical research on the aging process and age-related diseases.

The Commonwealth Fund is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.

Council of Foundations is the umbrella national organization for philanthropic foundations in the United States.

Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation focused on health and education. It supports among other projects the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives whose members include over 100 neurobiologist researchers.

Ellison Medical Foundation supports basic biological research in aging relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases.

Foundation Center operates five regional libraries (New York, Washington DC, Cleveland, Atlanta, and San Francisco and maintains collection of its publications and guides in more than 200 libraries in other US locations.

Glenn Foundation is a private foundation devoted to support of research on biological aspects of aging.

John A. Hartford Foundation is a private philanthropy established by John A. Hartford. The majority of the Foundation's current grantmaking relates to enhancing geriatric research and training, and integrating health-related services to older adults.

Methuselah Foundation is a non-profit medical charity dedicated to extending healthy human life.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a very large private foundation.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is a very large Philadelphia private foundation that makes more than 400 grants a year.

The Retirement Research Foundation is the nation's largest private foundation whose grantmaking is focused on older adults and aging issues.

SENS Foundation works to develop, promote, and ensure widespread access to rejuvenation biotechnologies which comprehensively address the disabilities and diseases of aging.