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The ATS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Thoracic Society and is committed to improving the quality of life for patients with respiratory diseases, their families, and communities worldwide through research, education, and training.

Through the ATS Foundation Research Program, the Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations and corporate members to maximize grant support for early-career investigators. Since its inception, the Research Program has awarded $16 million to 210 investigators who have gone on to secure $215 million in federal funding.

As the ATS Foundation has grown and expanded, it has added four additional program areas to its portfolio:

The ATS Foundation welcomes expressions of interest and financial support, regardless of size of gift. We hope you will consider making a generous contribution. Your gift will improve the quality of life for patients, their families, and communities worldwide.

The ATS Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization established in 2004.


The ATS supports the ATS Foundation’s administrative expenses, assuring that every dollar contributed goes directly to support programs. 

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