The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Contributions to the Foundation are fully deductible to the extent of the law. The Foundation is 100% privately funded and provides research grants in order to find therapeutic treatments for Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, but also other genetic intellectual disabilities. Dr. Jérôme Lejeune discovered the genetic cause of Down Syndrome in 1958 and committed his life to improving the lives of those with genetic intellectual disabilities. The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, founded by the Lejeune family in 1996, strives to continue the legacy of research, care, and advocacy the marked the life of Jerome Lejeune.
With your generosity it is possible to improve the lives of those living with trisomy 21 and other genetic intellectual disabilities. There are several ways to donate.
- CLICK HERE to make a contribution through our secure online donation process.
- You may also mail a check to:
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA
6397 Drexel Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19151
- You may make your tax-deductible gift by phone. Call 267-403-2910
Your gift is very much appreciated and will be used to fund only research that conforms with the Ethical Research Policy of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.
This label guarantees that our research respects human dignity.
We undertake only to finance research that respects human life from conception.
We do not support any projects that use human embryos or human fetuses as research material.