Giving Opportunities


Below are several ways that you can contribute to AFAR using the secure PayPal payment server. If you do not have a PayPal account, you may still use your credit card to donate via PayPal.

When you make a donation to the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), you are supporting scientists who are working to find the causes, treatments and cures for age-related diseases and conditions.

Private philanthropy is essential to our work. Your contribution can help to jump start the career of a scientist who might be the one to discover the therapy that can help us to better understand Alzheimer’s disease, rehabilitate aging bones and joints, or even cure cancer. Individuals have made and will always make a difference in scientific breakthroughs. We depend on and are grateful for your support.

To learn more about the groundbreaking research that your donation will support, please visit our grantees' page.

AFAR is proud of the low administrative overhead that allows us to pass along 87 cents of every dollar we raise directly to research grants. This "lean" structure makes us attractive to foundations, corporations and individuals who have placed their trust in AFAR to manage their funds in a responsible manner.

Moreover, AFAR is proud to receive a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Read the letter of congratulations from Charity Navigator’s CEO here.

MSTAR 20th Year Campaign

This year we celebrate the MSTAR Program’s 20th Anniversary which fosters medical students’ interest in choosing geriatrics as their chosen career. By contributing to our MSTAR 20th Anniversary Campaign, you are fostering the future of geriatrics. And when you donate today, the John. A Hartford Foundation will offer a 1:1 match up to $20,000. Thank you for supporting the next 20 years of MSTAR with your donation of $50, $75, $100, or more! We are grateful for your generosity at any level.

General Operating Fund

This Fund is the central vehicle through which AFAR supports its activities and medical research programs.

Monthly Gift

Monthly Gifts to AFAR foster ongoing support of science in the biology of aging and age-related diseases.*

*In order to subscribe to monthly donation, you will need to create a PayPal account. PayPal will schedule your monthly gifts, which can be cancelled at any time.

Memorial/Honor Gift

Give a gift to AFAR in memory of a loved one, or honor someone with a donation made in their name for a special occasion such as a birthday.  Use the "Message" field to fill in the name of the individual you wish to memorialize or honor.

Sponsor an MSTAR Student

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Sponsor an AFAR Student Fellowship in the Biology of Aging

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Corporate Giving Opportunities

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For donations greater than $4000, please contact Shelley Binder at 212-703-9977 or Or send a check to the address below (please indicate selected fund):

The American Federation for Aging Research
Attn: Shelley Binder
55 West 39th St. - 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018