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The Dana Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

Principal interests are in health and science, particularly neuroscience.


Incorporated in 1950 in CT - Charles A. Dana, an attorney, New York State legislator, industrialist, and philanthropist, founded what is today the Dana Corporation. He was president of the Dana Foundation from 1950 to 1966, and actively shaped its programs and principles until his death in 1975. His abiding beliefs were in the capacity and responsibility of individuals to shape and advance their lives and in the singular role of philanthropy in helping them to do so


The Dana Foundation

Independent foundation




5050 Fifth Avenue 6th Floor New York City, NY United States 10017

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