Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

The Foundation for NIH is an independent, not-for-profit organization that facilitates groundbreaking medical research at the NIH and worldwide.

The FNIH was established by Congress as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The FNIH began its work in 1996 to facilitate groundbreaking research at the NIH and worldwide. As an independent organization, it raises private funds and creates public private partnerships to support the mission of the NIH—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The Foundation for NIH is an independent, not-for-profit organization that facilitates groundbreaking medical research at the NIH and worldwide.

Mission: The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health creates and leads alliances and public-private partnerships that advance breakthrough biomedical discoveries and improve the quality of people’s lives.

Thank you to supporters of the FNIH Pandemic Response Fund! They are helping accelerate research on potential treatments and vaccines for #covid19. View the many contributors to our FNIH #Pandemic Response Fund and join the movement.


Our dedicated supporters make it possible for us to help the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in its mission to combat #covid19 through vaccine and treatment research. View the many contributors to our FNIH #Pandemic Response Fund and join the movement.

Stay up-to-date on the work we do with our partners like the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sign up for our monthly FNIH email newsletter!

The FNIH is committed to supporting our partner National Institutes of Health (NIH). We are grateful to individuals who stand strong alongside of us to support vital research for #covid19 vaccines and treatments.

The Biomarkers Consortium PROGRESS OA project has had three LOI's accepted by the FDA, a significant achievement in the team's mission to qualify biomarkers to advance drug development tools for #osteoarthritis. #AiArthritisDay

Collaboration and bringing in all perspectives is key when responding to complex health challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. #WednesdayWisdom

FNIH AMP RA/Lupus Project

May is #NationalArthritisAwarenessMonth. Hear from research partners of the FNIH's Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid #Arthritis and #Lupus:

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) & Related Autoimmune Disorders is an initiative of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP)...

Our Biomarkers Consortium NIMBLE project has achieved an important milestone in the biomarker qualification process, making progress in developing much needed non-invasive biomarkers to better diagnose and treat patients with NASH.

Remote digital monitoring in clinical trials in the time of COVID-19

FNIH’s Joseph Menetski, Ph.D. and Steve Hoffmann, M.S. co-authored this brief in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. It highlights the importance of accelerating regulatory support for digital drug development tools that can help make clinical trials more efficient and less burdensome to patients, especially during the #covid19 pandemic. Discover the world’s best science and medicine |

There is power in numbers and collaboration. We are proud to have the support of individuals like Shawn, who are committed to combating #covid19.

The FNIH supports the valuable experience students can gain at NIH through a variety of education and training programs. Learn more: #WednesdayWisdom

We are grateful to organizations like Ripple Effect for contributing to the FNIH Pandemic Response Fund supporting #covid19 research at National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The FNIH supports research to improve diagnosis & treatment of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

Thank you to everyone who supported the FNIH this week on #GivingTuesdayNow! You are supporting research that will help fight #covid19. It’s not too late to help: You can still support these critical research efforts!

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While we can no longer convene in person, the FNIH is still convening virtually to rapidly respond to #covid19. Support the critical research needed to combat this pandemic. Your generosity can really make a difference. #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is a day to encourage global unity. Will you stand with us in support of accelerated research to fight the #covid19 pandemic? Your contributions will support the FNIH Pandemic Response Fund as well as ACTIV, the new initiative formed to speed COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options.

We're excited to have received another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator! Consider supporting the FNIH in our efforts to bolster NIH's research on #covid19 for #GivingTuesdayNow.

The day is here! It's #GivingTuesdayNow! By supporting the FNIH today you will be supporting research to combat #Covid19.

We're excited to have received another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator a designation honoring our accountablity, transparency and financial health. Tomorrow for #GivingTuesdayNow, please consider supporting the FNIH in our efforts to bolster NIH's research on #covid19.

Get ready! #GivingTuesdayNow is tomorrow! Together we can combat #covid19 and protect against future pandemics. Support the FNIH and NIH tomorrow!

#GivingTuesdayNow is next Tuesday! Help us support the critical efforts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to end the threat of Covid-19. Learn more:

The FNIH Pandemic Response Fund supports the National Institutes of Health (NIH) led by Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., in their efforts to fight against Covid-19 and future pandemics. Support their work:


A week from today, communities across the world will unite for #GivingTuesdayNow. No matter who or where we are, we can all come together during this unprecedented time.

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The FNIH is an expert in leading public-private partnerships such as ACTIV, a new alliance to develop an international strategy for a coordinated research response to COVID-19. Learn more:

Notch signalling drives synovial fibroblast identity and arthritis pathology

Accelerating Medicines Partnership RA/SLE investigators are uncovering novel targets and clues to the cells and signals that may drive joint inflammation and destruction in rheumatoid arthritis. Read it here: NOTCH3 signalling is shown to be the underlying driver of the differentiation and expansion of a subset of synovial fibroblasts implicated in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.

#DNADay2020 is for everyone, everywhere. Find out how you can celebrate at

Collaboration is powerful, and the FNIH is proud to work alongside the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leading pharmaceutical companies and health agencies to rapidly respond to the #COVID19 pandemic. #ACTIV #InItTogether

Mark your calendars! #GivingTuesdayNow is on May 5. Join us in supporting the people working to fight #COVID19. Together we can make a difference.

Happy #EarthDay!

#DYK 90 cents of every dollar spent at the FNIH supports programs, such as the new ACTIV partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to speed up #Covid19 research. Donate to help these efforts:

A big thank you to all of the generous people volunteering for critical National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies during this #covid19 pandemic. Your help is a crucial component of scientific progress. #VolunteerRecognitionDay

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Bethesda, MD

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Key Research Areas Include: -Global Health: Programs aim to alleviate suffering and death from infectious diseases, malnutrition, and other conditions affecting human health around the globe. -Personalized Medicine: Programs work to advance our knowledge of how genes work and interact to lead to therapies targeting the genetic makeup of an individual or disease. -Chronic Disease: Programs target chronic diseases at every stage: prevention, detection, therapies, intervention and cure. -Communicable Disease: Programs are finding ways to prevent, treat and cure communicable disease that will have a profound impact on health worldwide. -Life Stage: Programs research health challenges of their targeted population to develop effective intervention strategies. -Clinical and Patient Support: Programs work at supporting safe and effective trials and improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

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