About Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is an organization that provides millions of dollars for novel Alzheimer’s research all over the world to investigate the latest, most promising research available.

The Fisher Center lab at The Rockefeller University is one of the largest and most modern scientific facilities in the world dedicated to solving the puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease.

Our mission is to understand the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, improve the care of people living with it, and find a cure. 

Our vision is working towards a future where Alzheimer’s is nothing but a memory.

Our Founders

Philanthropists Zachary Fisher and David Rockefeller joined forces to establish the Fisher Center with the singular mission of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease through scientific discovery. The Center opened shortly after Zachary Fisher’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His dream was to help discover the cure so others would not have to suffer through the ravages of this disease that he and his wife had to.

Our Research

The majority of our funding goes to the Fisher Center Lab at The Rockefeller University under the leadership of Dr. Nathaniel Heintz. We also support other researchers around the globe that are working towards finding a cure.

Our Information Program

As part of our mission to improve the care of people living with Alzheimer’s, the Foundation’s Information Program curates the findings of scientific studies and provides public education through several resources. We are not only raising awareness, but deepening understanding and dismantling myths about Alzheimer’s.


Financial Statements

Our foundation is dedicated to fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency.

Board of Trustees

Our highly dedicated board provides invaluable leadership to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. That’s because every one of our trustees is passionate about our mission and focused on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Neuroscience Advisory Committee