Foundation and Activist Group-Funded Research

Private foundations and special interest groups are important sources of funding for some of the most ground-breaking research being conducted in the United States. However, these organizations often already have a stance on a particular issue and are interested in funding research that further their organizations’ goals.

Activist groups also have a key interest in funding research that sounds a public safety alarm. The more concerned potential donors are about public health, the more likely they are to give additional funding to keep the group going. Researchers funded by foundations and activist groups are subject to the same pressure for positive results that recipients of government grants and industry funding are under.

Learn more about some of the foundations and organizations behind scientific research:


Activist Groups: