Our Impact

Whether we are giving out grants for clinical research projects or distributing funding for community service projects, our work is making a tangible impact.

Donor Spotlight: Your contributions in action


Our quarterly newsletter sheds light on the work that we’re doing within our communities, sharing real stories of the patients and caregivers that we aim to help. Whether it’s in our own backyard, or half a world away, we’re ready to go wherever the fight against lung disease takes us.

Donor Spotlight April

Impact Report: How our work is making a difference

Why do people continue to give to the Foundation? What are those funds used for, and how do they help drive our mission? These are the stories of our donors, our community grant winners and our patients. Learn how every dollar we collect makes a tangible impact on the communities and the people we serve.

Listening Tour: Addressing health disparities across the U.S.

What makes a foundation truly impactful? Some would argue that it’s the organization’s willingness to continually have uncomfortable conversations about the issues negatively impacting our society today – the issues that stem from years of silence and decades of systematic oppression.

The difficulty and awkwardness of these conversations lays in the fact that they revolve around race, and more often than not, health outcomes. These are the problems that affect our most deserving, underserved communities, and it’s clear that they can no longer be ignored. We need to start listening now.

Research grants: Get an update on our recipient’s latest work

The CHEST Foundation has an established history of proudly supporting research projects that aim to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases. Find out how the Foundation has impacted the work of these researchers.

Dr. Harris Targets Asthma
The project targets many of the social determinants of asthma and helps address them beyond the typical scope a health-care professional can offer in a traditional visit.
January 7, 2019 | By CHEST Foundation

Dr. Banerjee Explores Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Instead of sudden death or death from end-stage heart failure, the project explores whether a physical exam can uncover evidence of heart-pump dysfunction.
October 9, 2017 | By CHEST Foundation

Dr. Catherine Oberg

Dr. Oberg Helps in Ghana
The project assesses levels of household air pollution in Ghana to uncover whether direct smoke exposure from cooking causes symptoms of cough, phlegm, and shortness of breath.
February 9, 2017 | By CHEST Foundation