Dana Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to SfN for BrainFacts.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has received a grant of $150,000 over three years from the Dana Foundation to support BrainFacts.org. This will allow SfN to increase multimedia content on BrainFacts.org using enhanced site capabilities, produce compelling neuroscience content driven by narrative and storytelling, and continue to reach new audiences to advance the global understanding of the brain and nervous system.
“We’re proud to support BrainFacts.org as part of our mission to advance understanding about the brain,” said Burton M. Mirsky, president of the Dana Foundation. “The website is an excellent resource for people to find neuroscience facts, stories, and news they can trust.”
The Dana Foundation (www.dana.org) is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing understanding about the brain in health and disease through research grants and public outreach.
As a new Supporting Partner of BrainFacts.org, the Dana Foundation joins global nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing brain research, including the site’s Founding Partners, The Kavli Foundation, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and SfN, and Supporting Partner, The Lundbeck Foundation–The Brain Prize.
“We are excited and confident about BrainFacts.org’s future growth and look forward to working with the Dana Foundation on this global initiative,” said Barry Everitt, SfN President. “Support from the Dana Foundation will take BrainFacts.org to the next level of reach and impact in disseminating the wonders of the brain across the world.”
Relaunched in 2017 with an interactive brain model and a suite of new multimedia features, BrainFacts.org encourages the exploration and discovery of neuroscience. To date, nearly 11.5 million users from 230 countries and territories have accessed the site, with more than 22.9 million page views.
Advised by an editorial board of leading neuroscientists from around the world, BrainFacts.org shares the stories of scientific discovery and the knowledge they reveal. In addition to allowing visitors to explore the brain in all its complexity, BrainFacts.org encourages fundamental understanding of the brain and nervous system. Interactive and animated core concepts guide visitors through eight key ideas that underpin everything known about how the brain works. BrainFacts.org also provides tools for educators to engage students at all stages of learning about the brain and nervous system with dedicated online and classroom exercises.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of more than 36,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system. The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing understanding about the brain in health and disease through research grants and public outreach.