The BAND Foundation

The BAND Foundation is a US-based private family foundation that makes grants in support of nature conservation and epilepsy care.  We strive to back visionary individuals and institutions, promote science-based solutions, catalyze additional funding and operate in a collaborative, adaptive and risk-tolerant manner. 


We accept proposals by invitation only.


Nature Conservation

Nature Conservation

Beyond our family’s longstanding passion for wild landscapes and the species that inhabit them, we believe today’s accelerated pace of ecosystem destruction and biodiversity loss constitutes an urgent and underappreciated global crisis that carries profound moral, spiritual, economic, cultural and public health consequences and demands far greater resources, attention and action.  The BAND Foundation aims to support a strategic portfolio of impactful initiatives that also serves to showcase scalable solutions and opportunities for reversing this alarming trend.


Epilepsy Care

In 2008, we tragically lost a young member of our family to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), a phenomenon that remains poorly understood and seldom discussed. Since this time, we have committed ourselves to shining a light on the public health burden of epilepsy and the risk of premature mortality.  We actively support cutting-edge epilepsy research and place a strong emphasis on SUDEP prevention and education in the United States.  In addition, we recognize the dire need for epilepsy care in low-resource settings, especially in Africa where the disease is more prevalent than in the US and the majority of people lack even the most basic of treatment.

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Nature Conservation. Epilepsy Care.