National Eating Disorders Association

The Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research raises restricted funds designated for the distinct purpose of providing grants to qualified clinical researchers who have been selected through our very competitive application process. These grants will focus on innovative treatment research, prevention research, and training dissemination research.


By giving to the Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research, your tax-deductible donation will widen a path of exploration and discovery into the causes, treatment and potential cure for eating disorders. Your donation coupled with NEDA’s ability to drive research will result in a powerful partnership.

Why support the Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research?

Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illnesses. Considering 30 million Americans will have an eating disorder during their lifetime, research funding in this field is negligible, compared to other serious mental illnesses.

What will my investment do?

Your investment will address several key strategic goals of the Feeding Hope Fund. It will support and encourage clinical research in the field, provide models of dissemination and training, and inspire others to step forward, so that treatments are improved and a cure within our reach.

100% of the funds donated to the Feeding Hope Fund will go to supporting research grants in the field.

Since launching in 2013, NEDA has awarded $1 million in research grants:

Read about the winning proposals.

Image of former congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.“I have always felt that eating disorders suffer the most persistent discrimination within mental health community in both insurance coverage and research funding. I commend NEDA for raising awareness to these issues and for setting the stage for progress.” — Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy





Thomas Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health“…because they have the highest mortality rates of all mental disorders, further research to better understand eating disorders is critical… Research is our best hope for effective prevention and even better treatments in the future.” – Thomas Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health





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