In 1996, the CHEST Foundation was founded as CHEST’s charitable foundation to serve CHEST members, their patients, and the public by supporting clinical research, patient education, and community service. From our early focus on tobacco prevention in young girls and women, to our new disease awareness campaigns that reach millions, we’ve had a significant impact in the last 20 years. More than 95 cents of every dollar raised goes toward advancing our mission-based programming. Since our inception, we’ve provided more than $10 million in funding for clinical research and community service, with a reach that spans over more than 60 countries. It is with sincere appreciation that we acknowledge our tireless volunteers and the committed donors who have worked with us over the years to champion lung health.
The mission of the CHEST Foundation is to champion lung health by supporting clinical research grants, community service, and patient education.
Areas of Support
The foundation supports research projects that lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of chest diseases and patient care. The foundation has provided almost $8 million worldwide to recognize outstanding clinical projects in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. We are an important go-to resource for young investigators seeking research funding, and the projects we support lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of chest diseases and patient care. Every year at the Annual Meeting, on average we award more than a half-million dollars in grants for programs that advance lung health.
The foundation provides support to nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations throughout the world where CHEST members volunteer their time and medical expertise to help those in need. Since 1998, the foundation has conferred over 200 awards totaling more than $2 million, divided between domestic and international programs. The foundation also engages CHEST members and local communities in a variety of lung health community outreach efforts. From providing screenings at foundation Lung Health Day events, to participating in local grassroot efforts like runs, walks, and tobacco cessation programs, we offer chest medicine professionals a way to give back and to contribute as champions for lung health.
The CHEST Foundation creates trusted patient education resources and disease awareness campaigns that empower patients to engage in better managing their health. Chest medicine professionals develop clinically accurate and up-to-date content, and the foundation partners with CHEST’s 19,000+ members, and with organizations like the American Lung Association and the Allergy and Asthma Network, to expand our reach. Available in print, on the web, and for mobile devices, CHEST Foundation patient education tools help patients easily understand complex lung health conditions and procedures.