The CHEST Foundation

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The CHEST Foundation is the charitable foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians, with a mission to champion lung health by supporting clinical research grants, community service, and patient education. To learn more, visit us at

Apply for a Grant

CHEST Foundation has provided over $10 million in funding for clinical research grants and community service projects in more than sixty countries. These grants are an important stepping-stone for young health-care professionals looking for funding. Learn more about the CHEST Foundation grant offerings.

Volunteer as a Champion for Lung Health

If you are passionate about championing lung health, volunteering for a CHEST Foundation work group or committee might be right for you.The CHEST Foundation also engages CHEST members and local communities in a variety of lung heath community outreach efforts. From providing screenings at Champions for Lung Health events to participating in grassroots efforts like local walks and tobacco education and cessation programs, the foundation offers chest medicine professionals a way to give back and to participate as a champion for lung health.

To take action as a volunteer, visit our community service page.

Access Patient Education Resources

In addition, the CHEST Foundation creates trusted patient education resources and disease awareness campaigns that empower patients to engage in better managing their health. Available in print, online, and for mobile devices, CHEST Foundation patient education tools help patients easily understand complex lung health conditions and procedures.

View some of the patient education guides here.

Donate to Help Champion Lung Health

More than 95 cents of every dollar raised by the CHEST Foundation goes towards advancing our mission-based programming. Our patient education guides, disease awareness campaigns, community service projects, and impressive grants program would not be possible without the support of the members of the CHEST Foundation Champions Circle.

Learn more about donating to the CHEST Foundation.

Watch our about us video below to learn more.