Everybody loves the person that makes them look good, and Don Farrell has been making Donaghue look good for the past fifteen years.Read more

Konstantine Drakonakis is an example of the individuals with diverse skills tapped by Donaghue to provide guidance on its R3 – Making Research Relevant & Ready – grant program.Read more

I love my job and feel that being a Donaghue trustee is a great honor. If she were alive today, I hope my boss would say her trust had been well placed.Read more

"Working with the community around real health challenges, we see so many inspiring projects. But it’s the individual people and their pride in where they live that inspires me most."Read more

Learn about Donaghue

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation provides grants for medical research of practical benefit. It focuses on initiatives to strengthen research on health issues, promote research leadership, and put new knowledge to work for public benefit. The Donaghue Foundation was established in 1991 by the will of Ethel Donaghue in memory of her parents. Learn more

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Foundation Timeline

See important dates in medical science and health care, the lives of the Donaghue family, and the Donaghue Foundation. See Timeline

Research & Programs

Donaghue provides grants for rigorous medical and health-related research that promotes knowledge of practical benefit through its own programs and through several collaborative funding partnerships. Read More

What's New at Donaghue

Bringing Non-Profit Funding of Biomedical Research Into the Light

A new report by the Health Research Alliance provides analysis of grants for biomedical research...

Another Look 2015 Now Open

The Donaghue Foundation is pleased to announce the third cycle of  Another Look: Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities is now open.  Letters of Intent are due by May 1st.

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Practically Speaking Newsletter – Fall 2014 Edition

The Fall 2014 Issue of the Donaghue Foundation’s newsletter Practically Speaking is now available. The...