Giving to Research

At Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, laboratory researchers partner with physicians and clinical investigators to study and develop new preventions, treatments, and therapies for a range of illnesses like heart disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, Crohn's disease, and chronic pain. The Institute’s more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, and engineers share a common goal—advancing science to provide real solutions for patients. Lerner Research Institute depends on your gifts to support cutting-edge research. Every gift, no matter the amount, helps us to advance our mission.

Online Donations

To make a donation, go to our secure online form. Under "Gift Designation," you may choose that your gift be used in the area of greatest need or in one of the following gift designation programs:

  • LRI Chair's Innovation Fund (provides necessary start-up funding for innovative and promising research projects)
  • LRI Capital Equipment Fund (supports purchasing state-of-the-art research equipment)
  • General Research Endowment Fund (supports the research infrastructure when other forms of funding are not available)
  • Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund (funds for the development and human testing of breast cancer immunoprevention)
  • Sherwin-Page Chair Endowment Fund (supports innovative research programs under the direction of the Chair of the Research Institute)
  • Center for Clinical Research Fund (supports innovative clinical research projects)
  • Laboratory Research Partnership Fund (provides funding for innovative laboratory research projects)
  • LRI Chair's Fund for Staff and Employees (supports recognition, productivity and development efforts for researchers)
  • Bernadine Healy, MD, Outstanding Women in Science Lecture Fund (funds lectureship highlighting exceptional women in medical research)

Donations by Mail or Phone

Donations can be made by mail or telephone at 216.444.1245 or 1.800.223.2273 . Checks can be sent to: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, PO Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655. Please indicate that your gift is for the Lerner Research Institute and which gift designation program you would like your gift to support.


The Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization. All financial contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • We invite you to be part of the future of medicine, unfolding daily at the Lerner Research Institute.
  • Contact us to arrange for a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities or to investigate giving opportunities to support research.
  • Make a gift through our secure online form.