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Charles H. Hood Foundation | Celebrating 75 Years of Life-Changing Research
By identifying innovative pediatric advancements and providing funding in the critical phases of development, we are able to expedite high-impact breakthroughs that improve the health and lives of millions.
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Celebrating 75 Years of Life-Changing Research

A 19th Century dairy farmer, Charles Hood did not set out to change the world, but change it he did. What began as advancements in the sanitary production and distribution of milk resulted in a dramatic increase in the survival rate of infants in his New England distribution area. In 1942, Charles’ son, Harvey P. Hood II, created the Charles H. Hood Foundation to honor his father’s legacy through a simple promise: to foster the kind of scientific pediatric advancements that continue to “keep up with the times and do what is wise today.”

Over the past 75 years, the Hood Foundation has served as a driving force in fueling the momentum of pediatric research by funding emerging scientists in their critical phases of project development. Through our Child Health Research Awards Program, we have seen these brilliant minds continue to innovate new, ground breaking research and become key figures and leaders at major hospitals, educational institutions and health organizations. Hood Child Health grants have also proven to help leverage other important sources of funding for these researchers.  With the more recent addition of the Major Grants Program and Program Related Investments, we have expanded our impact.  Through these initiatives we have enabled high risk projects, that might not have received funding elsewhere, to move forward for the benefit of millions of children all over the world.

We are thankful for our rich past and look forward to continuing to build promising futures for those whose dreams and creativity transform the lives of children everywhere.