Make a Difference

The ATS covers the administrative costs of the Foundation so that 100% of research donations can go directly to research grants.

Since its inception, the ATS Foundation Research Program has awarded $19.3 million to 263 investigators who have gone on to later secure $330 million in federal funding. That’s a return on investment of $17 per dollar awarded! By donating today, you’re investing in the discoveries, and the researchers, that will bring us tomorrow’s innovations.

Invest today in respiratory health tomorrow!

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Join the 2019 ATS Assembly Challenge

The Assembly Challenge taps into the grassroots community of the ATS assemblies in support of the ATS Foundation Funds for the Future Campaign. Your generosity launches promising young investigators in careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care.

The Challenge launches on December 3, #GivingTuesday, an international day dedicated to giving, and continues through December 31, 2019.

There are three ways to win the 2019 Assembly Challenge:

  • Be the assembly with the most dollars raised in 2019 for the Funds for the Future Campaign;
  • Be the assembly with the highest member participation rate in 2019 for the Funds for the Future Campaign;
  • Be the assembly with most first-time donors December 3-December 31, 2019

Learn more or download the Assembly Challenge toolkit 

Trudeau Society

In honor of forward-thinking physician, Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau and to honor those who share his vision, the ATS Foundation has established the Edward Livingston Trudeau Society for individuals who have made a legacy gift. 

Members of the Edward Livingston Trudeau Society receive:

  • A Trudeau Society contributor ribbon to be worn on their name tags during the ATS International Conference;
  • Special recognition on the Honor Roll of Donors; and
  • Invitations to special events.


The Foundation partners with individuals, industry, and non-profit organizations, pooling resources to maximize the number of high-impact projects that can be funded. The ATS Scientific Advisory Committee reviews all grants and assumes all costs associated with administrating the grants.

For tributes, memorials, or for planned giving, including Trudeau Society membership, please contact Ally Felix.