Save and Improve Lives with the CDC Foundation

As an independent nonprofit organization, the CDC Foundation is the go-to organization that supports lifesaving public health efforts to save the lives of all individuals–including our loved ones, neighbors and friends–in our community and around the world. The CDC Foundation believes that people and organizations can have a greater impact on global health when we all work together. Your gift today and your commitment for tomorrow will help extend the lifesaving mission of the CDC Foundation and the work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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  • Margaret Ellerbe Mahoney Society: The Mahoney Society is an honor membership which recognizes leadership donors who have given $1,000 or more in gifts or in-kind products or services during the year.
  • Impact Circle: As our monthly donation community, the Impact Circle is a critical support system of people who are showing up for health and well-being every day.
  • Healthy Futures Society: Those forward-looking donors who choose to make a legacy gift to the CDC Foundation through their will or estate plan automatically become members of the Healthy Futures Society.
  • Annual Alliance Corporate Giving: The CDC Foundation’s Annual Alliance provides corporations, foundations and organizations an opportunity to demonstrate their support for CDC’s critical work to protect America and the world from health, safety and security threats. 

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