Give a Life-Saving Gift

Give a Life-Saving GiftThis holiday season, you have the power to give a gift to help improve thousands of lives.

When you make a donation to the CDC Foundation, you accelerate the 24/7 life-saving public health work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your gift will help address public health needs such as providing bed nets for children, creating access to safe drinking water and supporting frontline public health workers.

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Make an unrestricted gift Where Your Gift is Needed Most or help support one of the featured programs highlighted below. Thank you for considering CDC Foundation in your giving plans!

Gift Acknowledgement Card

Make a donation in honor of your friends, loved ones or colleagues. We will prepare a card acknowledging your gift and, based on your instructions, mail it directly to the recipient or send it to you for hand delivery. If you have any questions about these holiday giving options, please email advancement@cdcfoundation.org or call 404.653.0790.

Featured Giving Opportunities

where your gift is needed most to help the CDC Foundation support CDC

Where Your Gift Is Needed Most

When you give an unrestricted gift to the CDC Foundation, you help set vital public health programs into motion — programs that CDC can't fund now and may never be able to fund without your support. With your help, we can help CDC improve health for people everywhere.

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Atlanta International Health Fellowship Endowment

Atlanta International Health Fellowship Endowment

Two CDC employees established this very first endowed fund to support an international Epidemic Intelligence Service colleague whose funding had fallen through. Your support will help pay for tuition for students to attend Emory University’s International Course in Applied Epidemiology.

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Stephen B. Thacker Fund

Stephen B. Thacker Fund

Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, ASG/RADM (Ret.), USPHS, contributed a legacy of extraordinary leadership to CDC and unyielding dedication and contributions to the field of epidemiology and to public health science. This fund honors Dr. Thacker's life and service to public health as well as his passion for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Your gift will help support CDC’s Disease Detective Camps for children.

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Pappaioanou Veterinary Public Health and Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

Pappaioanou Veterinary Public Health and Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

Your gift to this fellowship will provide competitively selected veterinarians and 3rd and 4th year veterinary medical students with opportunities in an applied hands-on training experience in epidemiology, public health or global health. Each fellow will spend up to one full year at CDC working on a U.S.-focused or global public health project.

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Together For Girls

Together For Girls

Together, we can build societies where girls are safe and valued. Your gift can help protect children from sexual violence and abuse by funding violence surveillance and prevention activities.

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Safe Delivery for Mothers in Kenya

Safe Delivery for Mothers in Kenya

Only 40% of women deliver in healthcare facilities in Kenya. A $15 gift helps prevent maternal mortality by providing expecting mothers with transportation and access to care.

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Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Heroes Fund

Support CDC's Efforts to Eradicate Polio

The Endowment for Global Health Priorities provides a source of flexible funding to meet critical or emergency needs in the field that could not easily be met through usual government channels. The Fund helps CDC address polio, vaccine-preventable diseases and other priority global health issues.

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The Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Heroes Fund recognizes CDC workers who have been seriously injured or killed while working on the frontlines of polio eradication.

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Compassion Fund for Global Health Workers

Compassion Fund for CDC's Global Health Workers

CDC employs more than 1,300 staff in 40+ countries around the world. This fund provides financial relief to the families of staff killed or disabled while doing their job.

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Bed Nets for Children

Bed Nets for Children

For just $5, you can help CDC teams working in Kenya and Haiti purchase and distribute insecticide-treated bed nets to help protect children and families from malaria. Malaria is a leading cause of death and disease worldwide. In Africa, a child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. 

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 Global Disaster Response Fund

Helping CDC Respond to Emergencies

The Emergency Response Fund helps CDC respond to major emergencies and disasters in the U.S. It was activated following Hurricane Katrina and during the H1N1 pandemic.

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The Global Disaster Response Fund helps CDC respond to disasters in countries around the world. It was activated following the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the tsunami in Asia in 2003.

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 Safe Water for All

Gangarosa Endowment for Safe Water

Over 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe water, and every year more than 2 million people die of diseases they contract from contaminated water. Every gift up to $3,000 made to the endowment, which provides ongoing support for CDC's safe water initiatives, will be matched dollar for dollar by Gene and Rose Gangarosa.

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 Louise Martin Scholarship

Louise Martin, D.V.M., M.S., EIS '85 Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Give the gift of education to provide scholarships for disadvantaged young women in Kenya to attend the Starehe Girls' Centre, a national boarding school. The average cost for one girl’s scholarship is about $1,000 annually.

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 Rabies Prevention in Developing Countries

CDC's Global Rabies Program

Help CDC protect people from rabies in the Philippines and Central Africa where dog rabies is a significant public health threat. Your gift of $10 can vaccinate 10 dogs, ensuring they cannot transmit rabies; buy the first dose of rabies vaccine to protect an exposed child; or educate 150 children about protecting themselves against rabies.

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