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.
We fund and coordinate programs on a range of brain and brain health topics for diverse audiences.
Brain Awareness Week
Coordinated by the Dana Foundation, Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, partners host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.
New York Regional Brain Bee Competition
Each year, in celebration of Brain Awareness Week, the Dana Foundation organizes the New York City Regional Brain Bee competition, open to all New York City and Westchester County high school students in grades 9-12. The winner of the Bee is eligible to compete in the United States National Brain Bee.