At Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we are committed to making Lyme disease
easy to diagnose and simple to cure.
The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Grants $6.5 Million to Bay Area Lyme Foundation
This grant is the largest private donation ever given to Lyme disease research. 100% of the gift will go directly to Bay Area Lyme’s research programs to support our mission of making Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure. Learn more.
FREE Tick Testing Now Available
Our goal at Bay Area Lyme Foundation is to provide individuals with free, timely information as to whether they have been bitten by—or collected—an infected or uninfected tick. By sending us your tick(s) you are participating in a citizen science project and national tick-collection/testing effort which will enable our scientists to compare past and potential future distributions of ticks and tick-borne disease. Our hope is that by collecting this data, we may be able to predict where risk of disease is most common. Learn more.
Leveraging innovative technologies from other fields of medicine to fuel new breakthroughs in Lyme and tick ecology, diagnostics, and treatments
Ensuring that dollars granted go to the projects with the greatest potential impact and results deliver on promises
Thanks to the generous support of a private donor, 100% of funds raised go directly to research and prevention programs
Providing tools and resources to help connect the innovators in the field and speed solutions to market
Ensuring accurate and reliable information is available to the public through digital, print, and social media, and community programs. Learn more.
Reported Cases of Lyme Disease
There are 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US every year and it has been reported in 49 of 50 states and 65 countries worldwide. It is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the US.Learn more about this infectious disease