The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
is committed to alleviating the suffering of
mental illness by awarding grants that will lead
to advances and breakthroughs in scientific

For over a quarter of a century, we
have awarded nearly $300 million worldwide to
more than 3,000 scientists carefully selected by
our prestigious Scientific Council. 100% of all
donor contributions for research are invested
in NARSAD Grants leading to discoveries in
understanding causes and improving treatments
of disorders in children and adults, such as
depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia,
autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,
and anxiety disorders like obsessive-compulsive
and post-traumatic stress disorders.
As a result of the fundraisers of the past five
years, together with matched funds, Chrissy's
Wish has raised over $700,000 for BBRF,
formerly NARSAD.
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If you are here at our web site, most likely either you or someone close to you has been recently diagnosed or is living with a major psychiatric disease. What can BBRF do for you? BBRF can provide you with vital information and news regarding treatments and research about psychiatric diseases.

  • The Mental Health Association strives to reduce the pain and debilitation of mental illness through its leadership in funding scientific research on the causes, treatments and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders.

  • BBRF is the largest donor-supported philanthropy for psychiatric research in the world. It is registered as a 501 © 3 public charity, organized for the purpose of raising and distributing funds for research. BBRF receives no government funds; it relies solely on the contributions of individuals, foundations and corporations.

  • Since 1987, BBRF has awarded nearly $200 million in research grants to more than 2,200 scientists in the U.S. and 23 other countries for the study of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, autism and numerous other childhood and adult disorders.

  • BBRF’s Scientific Council, an all-volunteer group of 94 leading neuroscientists, including two Nobel laureates, steers the organization’s research grants program in every important area of brain and behavioral science through its review and recommendation of research proposal.

  • BBRF recently received the highest rating given by Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charitable organizations, in recognition of its outstanding financial performance. Also, BBRF, consistently receives A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy for the efficiency and effectiveness of its programs.

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