ALS Research

We are the largest philanthropic funder of ALS research in the world, supporting projects around the globe with the highest potential impact for people living with ALS and their caregivers. Since the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, we have committed over $154 million to support more than 550 projects in the U.S. and 18 other countries, with the goal of making ALS a livable disease for everyone, everywhere, until we can cure it. 


Accelerating the Pace of Discovery  

There is an urgent need for better treatments and a cure for ALS. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to fund innovative projects and collaborative efforts designed to speed the progression of new ALS therapies from the lab to the people who need them. This decades-worth of support has led to some of the most promising and significant advances in the field.

  • The first new FDA-approved drug for ALS since 2017
  • The first genetically targeted therapy approved to treat ALS
  • Key advances in wearable sensors and brain-computer interface technology 

What We Fund


Go Behind the Headlines 

Stories about ALS research advancements are filled with information about different genes, proteins and other scientific concepts. Get a better understanding of what it all means in a way that’s easy to understand. 

Explore ALS research topics

Our work is not done.
Researchers are close to making major scientific breakthroughs and developing new ALS therapies. They are motivated to finish the work they’ve started and find the way to a cure. Your support can help get them there. 
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