For more than 50 years, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy by promoting awareness and understanding, advocating for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, and funding epilepsy research.
What We Do
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation and our network of nearly 50 partners have helped to:
- Connect people to treatment, support and resources;
- Fund innovative research and the training of specialists; and
- Educate the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid.
Our programs also shine a light on epilepsy by promoting awareness and advocating for laws that matter to people with epilepsy.
Our 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator awarded the Epilepsy Foundation four out of four stars. This top rating indicates the Epilepsy Foundation adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
Our Mission & Values
We rely on our core values to fulfill our mission and guide our vision for the future to help those impacted by epilepsy and seizures.Learn more about our mission and values
With more than 3.4 million people living with epilepsy nationwide, the impact of our work matters. With your help, we’ve made huge strides in epilepsy research, training, and advocacy.Learn more about our impact to create change
At the Epilepsy Foundation, we have an amazing team of dedicated staff, professional advisors, and leadership. These leaders are responsible for the success of the organization and mission.Learn more about our leadership team
Our Editorial Board is made up of medical experts who cover a wide range of topics about epilepsy treatment and research. We’re always adding new information to make sure you’re getting the most up-to-date epilepsy guidance.Learn more about our editors
Financial Information and Reports
Our mission is funded by the generous gifts of individual donors and many partner organizations. Our donors have the right to know how their dollars are invested in the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy.Learn more about our financial information and reports
We’re excited to continue our 20-year collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the systems of care and support for people with epilepsy. In partnership with the CDC, we continue to carry out our shared commitment to achieve the best outcomes for all people living with epilepsy.Learn more about our partnership with the CDC
Help raise awareness about the issues affecting the epilepsy community.
Research & Funding
Learn how we fund research that leads to better treatments and care.
Epilepsy Learning Portal
Your one-stop-shop to access our trainings on epilepsy and seizure first aid.
Local Epilepsy Foundations
Your local Epilepsy Foundation can help you connect with your community and find support.