The Michael J. Fox Foundation forms research alliances with like-minded organizations that share our commitment to scientific collaboration and passion for results. Partnerships such as these listed below allow MJFF to unify the multi-faceted work of the Parkinson's community and deepen investment to advance critical research.
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation (BSDPF) was founded in 1995 by Bonnie Strauss and her father Louis Bachmann. Over its 20-year history, BSDPF raised more than $35 million to support 235 ground-breaking research grants and established four "Centers of Excellence" that elevated care for the dystonia and Parkinson's community. In 2014, BSDPF formed a collaborative research alliance with MJFF and established The Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research to broaden public awareness and recognize key scientific discoveries in dystonia.
The Michael Stern Parkinson's Research Foundation (MSPRF) was founded in 2001 by the late journalist, filmmaker and philanthropist Michael Stern. In the 15 years of its operation, MSPRF supported more than $46 million in Parkinson's disease research. In 2015, The Stern Foundation named MJFF its successor organization and formed the Michael Stern Discovery Grants in Parkinson's Science to advance research focused on the underlying cause, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease.