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.

Get an update on our grant recipients’ latest work

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


Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS

Developing Lung Health Advocates

What happens when a physician-advocate invests in the next generation—thanks in part to a CHEST Foundation grant? Learn how Dr. Galiatsatos implemented the Lung Health Ambassador Program in Baltimore area schools.

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP

Laying the Groundwork for NIH-Funded Research

A CHEST Foundation grant helped Dr. Bourjeily establish vital data on sleep-disordered breathing in pregnant women that would lead to additional research funded by the NIH.

Drew Harris, MD

Transforming a CHEST Foundation Grant Into a Federally Funded Initiative

In less than 2 years, Dr. Harris transformed a CHEST Foundation-supported program, the Common Cause Medical Legal Partnership, into a larger-scale, federally funded initiative.

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.

In 2020, the CHEST Foundation embarked on a five-city Listening Tour across the US to understand the challenges that patients face in accessing health care, particularly in under-resourced communities. The message was clear: They experience a lack of access, equity, and trust.

Celebrating the past, looking toward the future

Founded in 1996 with the aim of improving lung health by delivering grants to our members, the CHEST Foundation has given out millions of dollars for clinical research studies and community outreach. 

Our philanthropic efforts have expanded through the years to include patient education tools, programs tackling health disparities in marginalized communities, and supporting the development of improved resources that benefit both clinicians and patients.

25th anniversary