About the IDSA Foundation
Working to reduce the burdens of infectious diseases worldwide
The IDSA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated exclusively to growing, developing and empowering the essential field of ID medicine.
Infectious diseases claim the lives of 17 million people around the world every year, and we can expect that number to rise in the wake of COVID-19. Our best defense against the threats of ID is a strong and well-equipped workforce of clinicians and scientists who specialize in ID medicine. Thus, our work centers on building a robust and diverse pipeline of ID professionals ready to help overcome the ID challenges we face today and prepared to take on those to come.
Each year, we invest hundreds of thousands of dollars toward ID research for trainees and early-career investigators. At the same time, we retain intellectual property by engaging seasoned ID researchers and clinicians to serve as mentors for our early-career scientists.
The IDSA Foundation is supported by individual donors, corporate partners and corporate and institutional grants. With IDSA supporting the Foundation’s administrative costs, 75% of every dollar donated goes to direct support of our programs and initiatives.
The IDSA Foundation is dedicated to igniting, supporting and sustaining interest in ID research and medicine among medical students, residents and fellows –– the future leaders of this critical subspecialty.
Key Focus Areas
The rate and reach of new infectious diseases threats is on the rise. We’re developing a robust pipeline of ID professionals to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
We’re building an ID workforce that mirrors our communities to provide the best possible care across diverse patient populations.
This is where medical breakthroughs begin and where early-career physicians hone the analytical skills critical to their ID careers.