The John Merck Fund


JMF Trustee Dr. Frederica Perera Receives $250,000 Heinz Award

April 23 , 2015

Dr. Frederica Perera, DrPH, PhD, founder and director of the Columbia (University) Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health, was named a recipient of a prestigious Heinz Award for the Environmen, which includes an unrestricted cash award of $250,000. Dr. Perera is being recognized for pioneering the field of molecular epidemiology and for her decades-long research to illuminate the health consequences children suffer from prenatal and childhood exposures to hazardous chemicals, for the benefit of parents, health professionals and policymakers.

Environmental Science Leader Receives Award

June 11, 2013

Pete Myers, founder, CEO and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, was awarded the $50,000 Frank Hatch "Sparkplug" Award for Enlightened Public Service by The John Merck Fund today. READ MORE

The John Merck Fund Announces Initial Grants In Multi-Year Program to Support Translational Research into Developmental Disabilities

February 13, 2013

The John Merck Fund announced today the first three grants – of $1 million each – through its new multi-year research program to support translational research into developmental disabilities. READ MORE

The John Merck Fund to Spend Out, Refocus Programs

October 17, 2011

The John Merck Fund has announced it will spend all of its assets over the next ten years to spur progress in clean energy, environmental health, development of a New England regional food system, and treatment of developmental disabilities. READ MORE

Coal and Health Report Available

October 17, 2011

The John Merck Fund and the Growald Family Fund commissioned the Environmental Health Fund and Coming Clean to prepare a report, "Health Messengers and Coal Plant Campaigns: New Investment Opportunities and Lessons Learned from the Chemicals Reform Movement." Click here for a PDF copy of the report.