The Foundation's Mission: Supporting Scientific and Medical Research
The mission of the Life Extension Foundation® is to support scientific and medical research and to gather and disseminate published information related to preventing degenerative disease. The Foundation's policy is to award grants to scientists who are personally committed to extending the human life span. These dedicated professionals take extraordinary steps to make their research as cost-effective as possible. We are also careful to commit our research dollars to projects that are difficult or impossible to fund with government dollars, institutional grants or through other funding sources.
The Foundation has become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. Since its inception it has been an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization.