The Foundation to End Infectious Diseases

The IDSA Foundation is the nation’s leading non-profit organization committed to reducing the burdens of infectious diseases. Created in 2001, the Foundation is the charitable arm of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.


National Penicillin Allergy Day

National Penicillin Allergy Day

National Penicillin Allergy Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness around the impact of carrying a penicillin allergy label and how it affects a patient’s healthcare treatment. It focuses on the importance of knowing a patient’s true allergy history while offering tools, activities, and ideas to help create penicillin allergy awareness throughout healthcare offices, facilities, and communities.

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Our Research: Solving Problems That Save Lives

Our Research: Solving Problems That Save Lives

What does it take to stop a global epidemic? Research and the power of the ID Specialist. Advances in infectious diseases research…

Our Approach

What’s ID Got to Do with Me?

All of us are vulnerable to infectious diseases, from drug-resistant superbugs to the next influenza pandemic. Since its inception, the IDSA Foundation has taken major steps to reduce the devastating impact infectious diseases have had on humanity by empowering the next generation of leaders, investing in research, and advocating for patient care.

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Alzheimer’s Research Grant

Our memories make us who we are, but its thought that more than 44 million people worldwide are losing each day. Could a new discovery within infectious diseases lead to the cure to Alzheimer’s?

Our Initiatives

Find out how the IDSA Foundation is making an impact toward a world free from the burdens of infectious diseases.

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There are many ways to stay connected to the IDSA Foundation's mission - volunteer, access resources, start a fundraiser or donate.

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We are Doctors, Scientists and Citizens of the World