Overview

Since 1993, with an initial gift of $13M, The MAYDAY Fund has supported innovative projects to close the gap between knowledge and practice in the treatment of pain, as well projects to build on the current knowledge base. Understanding that creating meaningful change with modest funding is a challenge, MAYDAY tends to provide a significant support to a handful of projects annually, rather than making large numbers of smaller grants. While we have specific grant-making targets, the Fund also remains open to undertaking unusual opportunities that present from time to time.

To date The MAYDAY Fund has made 281 discrete grants representing a total value of $19.4 million. All of Mayday’s grants since inception are listed here. The list can be sorted by year and by topics.

  • “Future Technology for Pain Management and Discomfort Reduction” Convening Meeting on the Use of Virtual Reality Therapy

    University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technology, Los Angeles, CA
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $41,871.00
    Alternative Strategies & Therapies
  • Contribution to Disseminate a WHO Endorsed Immunization Related Needle Pain Guideline

    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $43,000.00
    Knowledge & Networks
  • Contribution to Film, Quality of Life

    Women Make Movies, New York, NY
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $25,000.00
    Knowledge & Networks
  • Contribution to North American Pain School (NAPS)

    Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $11,000.00
    Research Bench to Bedside
  • Contribution to the Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Control

    University of Miami, Miami, FL
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $27,500.00
    Knowledge & Networks
  • Disparities in Pain Management for Communication-Impaired Pediatric Patients: a Data Set Analysis

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $100,000.00
    Knowledge & Networks
  • Eliminating Needle Pain in Children: A Multi-site Program to Reduce Painful Needle Procedure Experiences

    Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (3-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $179,175.00
    Research Bench to Bedside
  • Grant for Programs

    Philanthropy New York
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $1,150.00
    Foundation Citizenship
  • Grant for Programs

    Council on Foundations
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $3,800.00
    Foundation Citizenship
  • Grant in lieu of an Honorarium

    Doctors Without Borders, New York, NY
    Grant Start Date: 2015 (1-year grant)
    Total Grant Amount: $1,000.00
    Foundation Citizenship