Raising Money for
- About MRF
MRF is a 501(c)(3) charity that raises money to award grants to researchers from around the world who are working to discover the causes, improve the treatments, and find a cure for migraine.
MRF was established in 2006 to help the 1 billion people who suffer from migraine, an enormous public health problem that burdens society, business, families, and, most importantly, individual sufferers.
Despite its vast prevalence and major impact, migraine is still largely undiagnosed, widely under-treated, and research is severely underfunded. Research is critical to understanding migraine so that new treatments can be found and old treatments can be improved. Without significant funding available, breakthroughs in treatment will not be discovered.
MRF was founded to respond to this lack of funding.
Our grants support cutting-edge projects that enable scientists to explore original research approaches and seed new ideas. We select projects to fund through a highly competitive, peer-reviewed process with the help of our world-renowned Medical Advisory Board.
We’ve funded more than $3.75 million in grants to 72 researchers in 11 countries.
Our grants are in basic science, genetics, childhood migraine, and studies investigating new treatment targets and therapies.
We fund new ideas and support research no one else will.
100% of every donation to MRF goes directly to fund research as all of our operating expenses are underwritten.
Contact us for more information:
Migraine Research Foundation
300 East 75th Street, Suite 3K
New York, NY 10021