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This holiday season, you have the power 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 eliminating malaria, creating access to safe drinking water and supporting front-line 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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Global Disaster Response Fund

Global Disaster Response Fund

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. The fund is currently activated to support CDC's life-saving work to combat the unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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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 public health professionals around the world to attend Emory University’s International Course in Applied Epidemiology.

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Pappaioanou Veterinary Public Health and Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

Support Global Health Fellowships

The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship is designed to encourage students to think of public health in a global context. Your gift will enable talented medical students to work on specialized public health projects with CDC staff stationed around the world.

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Your gift to the Pappaioanou Veterinary Public Health and Applied Epidemiology 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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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 50+ countries around the world. This fund provides financial relief to offset personal and medical costs these individuals can incur from adverse circumstances while working for CDC.

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Malaria Zero

Malaria Zero

Malaria Zero has one bold goal: to eliminate malaria from the island of Hispaniola by 2020. Your gift will supply malaria test kits for people in Haiti—for as little as $15, you can purchase 25 tests. $30 will fund 50 tests and $60 will fund 100 tests.

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 Safe Water for All

Gangarosa Endowment for Safe Water

780 million people worldwide do not have access to safe water, and every year more than 1.5 million people die of diseases they contract from contaminated water. Your gift will help provides ongoing support for CDC's safe water initiatives around the world.

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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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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 high school students.

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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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 Global Disaster Response Fund

U.S. Emergency Response Fund

The U.S. 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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Epidemic Intelligence Service Fund

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) trains physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and other health professionals to prevent, detect and respond epidemics and other health threats. Donations to the EIS Fund support the EIS Alumni Association recruit and train future disease detectives.  

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Bed Nets for Children

Bed Nets for Children

Prevent the spread of malaria in Kenya. For just $5, you can help CDC teams working in Kenya 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 30 seconds.

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Thomas R. Waters Memorial Scholarship for Ergonomics Research

Thomas Waters was a renowned expert in the field of ergonomics and human factors at CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Your gift to this fund will help provide scholarships to students studying in this field to improve workplace safety and awareness.

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