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TIRR Foundation is advancing medical science, improving care, and enhancing lives for people with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries

1.7 million people each year sustain a traumatic brain injury in the U.S.

TIRR Foundation seeks to improve the recovery, health, and quality of life for people who have sustained a spinal cord or brain injury by funding innovative research to find a cure and by fostering programs that advance rehabilitative medicine.

Our Vision

Every dollar TIRR Foundation receives is leveraged 25X by researchers

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Millions of people worldwide struggle each day with the debilitating effects of central nervous system damage. The endeavor to understand how our central nervous system functions, responds to injury, and recovers has been ongoing for centuries.

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TIRR Family is filled with individuals whose lives have been personally impacted by catastrophic injury, and those who are impassioned to support the goals and efforts of TIRR Foundation.

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TIRR Foundation hosts a number of events, ranging from sports to elegant dinners to fun dances. With the help of our board and volunteers, all TIRR events focus on fun, fellowship and FUNDING!

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TIRR News / May 23, 2024

TIRR Foundation Congratulates Four Mission Connect Researchers for Earning Tenure

TIRR Foundation Congratulates Four Mission Connect Researchers for Earning Tenure


TIRR News / November 16, 2023

Breaking Down The Numbers

Breaking Down The Numbers


TIRR News / October 31, 2023

Scientific Symposium

Healing Beyond Barriers: Immune Activation as a Catalyst for Neuronal Regeneration


TIRR News / September 25, 2023

Founders Award for Neurotrauma Research

TIRR Foundation Names Mission Connect’s Original Funding Award