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The Donaghue Foundation


Last profile update: 04/05/2017
Last grant data update: 05/16/2018

At A Glance

The Donaghue Foundation

(also known as The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation)

18 N. Main St.

West Hartford, CT United States 06107-1919

Telephone: (860) 521-9011


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1991 in CT - The Patrick & Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation was established by the will of Ethel Donaghue in memory of her parents. Miss Donaghue, who died in West Hartford in 1989, directed that the charitable trust of more than $50 million, named for her parents, be devoted to medical research of practical benefit to human life

Purpose and Activities

Support for medical and health-related research including epidemiological, community health, and health services research academic, and other health-related institutions. The foundation is particularly interested in understanding the process by which knowledge from research is adopted in to practice or policy .