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The Mayday Fund


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

The Mayday Fund

127 W. 26th St., Ste. 800

New York City, NY United States 10001-6869

Telephone: (212) 366-6970


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $27,680,027

Total giving: $878,519





Additional Contact Information

Application fax: (301) 654-1589, e-mail:


Established in 1992 in NY

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is dedicated to the reduction of the profound human problems associated with physical pain and its consequences. The fund is particularly interested in projects that result in clinical interventions to reduce the toll of physical pain, pediatric pain, pain in non-verbal populations, and pain in the context of emergency medicine. The fund also promotes networking between veterinary and human medicine.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, scientists, and legal scholars in the pain management community to go beyond their own professional pursuits to become advocates and leaders for change in the management of pain.

Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship

The initiative trains physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, basic, translational and clinical scientists, policy experts, and legal scholars in the pain management community to go beyond their own professional pursuits to become thought leaders and advocates for change in the pain field in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship seeks those applicants who have the capacity, time and passion to become active advocates in the field, and foresee significant impact from their efforts to improve the lives of people in pain.

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Medical education
  • Medical specialties
  • Nursing care
  • Philanthropy
International Interests
  • Canada
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $27,680,027 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,467,507

Total giving: $878,519

Qualifying distributions: $1,372,143