Giving Opportunities

The scientific breakthroughs of the twenty-first century hold great promise and opportunity to improve peoples’ lives, and the NAM’s mission to accelerate the progress of science, medicine, health, and policy is vital to harnessing the potential of the moment. Explore the ways in which you can enable us to continue forging a healthier future for all.

NAM Annual Fund

While government agencies, foundations, and corporations fund many of the National Academy of Medicine’s activities, they are not sufficient to sustain our vital programming and initiatives alone. The NAM depends on philanthropy from individuals to provide critical, unrestricted funding for the NAM’s ongoing role of providing leadership at the forefront of complex challenges in health and medicine. Your support helps us to advise the nation and world, identify and respond to emerging challenges, catalyze action, achieve impact, and promote the importance of science and evidence-based analysis.

The Harvey V. Fineberg Impact Fund

The Harvey V. Fineberg Impact Fund, named in honor of the seventh president of the Institute of Medicine, was established to confront the immense challenges of health care delivery, cost, research, outcomes, and education. Gifts to this fund will help to:

  • Advance Initiatives – Spearhead studies on controversial and complex issues that government and other institutions are not able or willing to support.
  • Create Partnerships – Establish and sustain meaningful partnerships for action and innovative use of media to reach and educate the public about ways to protect and enhance their own health.
  • Communicate Findings – Effectively translate and communicate our recommendations to populations who stand to benefit most.

Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs

As part of the National Academy of Medicine’s commitment to building leadership capacity across diverse disciplines to shape the future of health and medicine, the Office of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs administer a portfolio of highly regarded programs. If you would like more information about the NAM’s fellowships and leadership programs or how you can support these initiatives, please contact the Office of Development at

The Committee on Human Rights (CHR)

The Committee on Human Rights, created in 1976, is a standing membership committee of the United States National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine, institutions composed of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists, engineers, physicians, and researchers. The CHR serves as a bridge between the human rights and scientific communities, in recognition of the importance of rights protection for scientific inquiry and the realization of human dignity worldwide.

For more information, or to make a gift, contact the Office of Development at 202-334-2431.

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