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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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  • Bay Area Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group

    San Francisco, CA

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  • Beth Israel Deaconess Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Boston, MA

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BAF at a Glance

Our History

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston in 1994 as a public charity. The foundation developed from a close relationship between patients and healthcare professionals who identified the need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is now the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research funding.

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Our Mission

  • Provide information about and raise awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of brain aneurysms to prevent ruptures and subsequent death and disability.
  • Work with medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families.
  • Advance research to improve patients’ outcomes and save lives.

Some Facts

Brain aneurysms are silent killers because most cause no symptoms. It is estimated that up to one in 50 people in the United States will develop a brain aneurysm during his or her lifetime. Due to the lack of awareness about brain aneurysms and limited research funding, the situation today is dire. Each year about 30,000 people in this country will suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm. Nearly half of those people will die, and of those who survive, seven in ten will suffer permanent deficits. While most brain aneurysms occur in adults over 40, they also occur in children and young adults, often with tragic consequences.

Hope through Research

Through research, there is hope. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is funding research that will directly benefit people with brain aneurysms. In fact, the foundation is the largest private funder of brain aneurysm research in the United States. Each year, the foundation awards grants to investigators engaged in basic, clinical, translational, and outcomes research focused on improving the outlook for people with brain aneurysms. The projects the foundation supports span diverse areas of critical importance, including brain aneurysm genetics and development, early detection, new diagnostic methods, new surgical and non-surgical treatments, prevention and treatment of complications, socio-economic impact, and quality of life.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Needs You!

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has no endowment and relies solely on contributions from donors to fulfill its mission. Please become part of our growing team with a personal or corporate contribution, or by organizing a foundation-sponsored fundraising event. We welcome all resources and opportunities that support our mission. Thank you for helping us help others.


The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Employer Identification Number:  04-3243864


Since 1994, when the Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston on August 19, 1994, as a public charity our funding has been targeted to providing critical awareness, education, and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures. The Foundation has no endowment, nor do we receive any government funding; every dollar we raise is deployed to advance research to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures, to create wider awareness of brain aneurysms, to provide support for those affected by brain aneurysms, and to educate patients, their families, and the medical community about brain aneurysms.


The Brain Aneurysm Foundation keeps a sharp eye on expenses and strives to maintain a low overhead.


The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has earned GuideStar Nonprofit Platinum Profile. By completing the required fields, we have demonstrated a commitment to nonprofit transparency, and have earned the Platinum Participation Level.

Brain Aneurysm Foundation
269 Hanover Street, Building 3
Hanover, MA 02339

781-826-5556 or 888-BRAIN-02 (888-272-4602)

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