Second Century Funding

Second Century Funding

Funding the Second Century through the Academy Foundation

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the only charitable organization devoted exclusively to promoting nutrition and dietetics, funding health and nutrition research as well as improving the health of communities through public nutrition education programs. Although affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity and does not receive any portion of member dues. The success and impact of its programs and services are attributed to the generous support of its donors, which have helped the Foundation become a catalyst for Academy members and the profession to come together to improve the nutritional health of the public.

The Second Century initiative will build upon the Academy and Foundation’s programs, with emerging projects and global opportunities to meet the growing needs of the public. As the Academy charts its Second Century vision for the future, the Academy Foundation is well positioned to raise the necessary funds to support these innovative projects, along with the current initiatives of the Foundation — scholarships, awards, research and public education — in a broader, more visible and global way.

Scholarships Awards Research Public Education
The Foundation is the worldwide leader of dietetics scholarships, and looks to keep pace with a growing pool of student applicants, providing opportunities at all levels of experiential learning and helping to build a qualified and diverse workforce. Leadership awards given to students, practitioners and faculty recognize the outstanding achievements of Academy members, encouraging individuals to grow as professionals and achieve excellence in new and developing areas of food and nutrition. The Foundation’s research investment in emerging areas, such as nutrition education intervention, advances the Academy and its members as the nutrition experts. Building upon its current initiatives, the Foundation continues to expand its programs, such as Kids Eat Right and Future of Food, which provide valuable information to the general public with resources for members to deliver information in their communities.

The support of Academy members is not only critical to promoting nutrition and dietetics through the Foundation, but also in funding these important programs. As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this is your opportunity to make a significant impact on the future and donate to the Second Century.

Please review the Foundation infographic for more information or contact Paul Slomski, Foundation Manager, at or 312/899-1746.