We are an international grant-making organization comprised of the Fondation Leducq in Paris, the Leducq Foundation for Cardiovascular Research in Houston (a US-based 501(c)(3)), and the Leducq Corporation, in Boston, MA, which provides administrative services to the grant-making entities. For purposes of clarity, on this website, references to the Leducq Foundation refer generally to the overall international grant-making organization.
The mission of the Leducq Foundation is to improve human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascular and stroke.
Despite recent advances to treat cardiovascular disease and stroke, they remain a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, including in the developing world. The Leducq Foundation was created with the idea that the battle against cardiovascular and stroke should be waged at the international level. By forging scientific alliances that transcend national borders, and educating young researchers who thrive in an international context, we hope to promote innovation in cardiovascular and stroke research, and develop long term collaborative relationships that will allow us ultimately to change the way patients with cardiovascular and neurovascular disease are diagnosed and treated.