Right now, numerous research projects and initiatives are underway to help improve public health and safety. But because the CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization, we must rely on the generosity of caring people like you to keep them moving forward. Especially during the summer months, our most challenging season for raising necessary funds.
Please scroll down to read how you can make a global difference. Then, give today to the 2024 Summer Support Campaign. Your generous gift will help us reach our goal to safeguard families around the globe!
Your generous gift today advances critical research and initiatives with the power to save lives!
Preventing Drownings, Saving Lives
In partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and others, the CDC Foundation recently completed a groundbreaking study on drowning in Ghana. This important research provides incredible insight into existing drowning risks across sub-Saharan Africa. The collected data will be used to help Ghana develop a drowning prevention plan to save lives.
Drowning: A Global Threat
  • 236,000 people (mostly children) die from drowning every year.
  • Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury, representing a serious global threat.
  • 90% of drowning deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Bridging Health Gaps in Richmond
For nearly a decade, La Casa de la Salud (LCS) has helped connect the growing Hispanic population in Richmond, Virginia with the resources they need. With support from the CDC Foundation, LCS developed vaccine education and outreach approaches to overcome language barriers and give people access to essential health information. LCS is a vital and trusted part of this community—working to improve the lives and health of local families.
“We have people from Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela. La Casa de la Salud is the bridge that connects the Hispanic community with all the resources in the community.”
—Larisa Ramos
MLCS community health worker
Your Support Is Next Level
When you give $1,000 or more in gifts or in-kind products or services during the year, you join the ranks of our Margaret Ellerbe Mahoney Society (see below). This is a unique community of supporters with varying levels of benefits, including exclusive updates and special public health event access.
If you’re already a member of the Mahoney Society, perhaps you’ll consider taking your membership to the next level to help even more in the pursuit of research and initiatives that will save lives.
Advocates ($1,000-$2,499)
Accelerators ($2,500-$4,999)
Ambassadors ($5,000-$9,999)
Champions ($10,000+)
Learn more about the benefits of membership in the Mahoney Society.

Your gift is very much appreciated and may be tax deductible within the extent of the law. The National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dba CDC Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, registered in all states that require registration with tax ID number EIN: 58-2106707.