At Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we are committed to making Lyme disease
easy to diagnose and simple to cure.

What’s New

End of Year Holiday Update

In just five years, Bay Area Lyme Foundation has become the leading 501c3 nonprofit grantor of funds for innovative Lyme disease in the country. We continue to work toward the acceleration of new solutions in our race to help those suffering with Lyme disease. Read our End of Year Update and learn more about our research and notable achievements in 2016.

Innovative Research Programs Led by Emerging Leader Award Winners, Chase Beisel and Britton Grasperge

These innovative scientists were recognized earlier this year at LymeAid with Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s prestigious Emerging Leader Awards. Dr. Chase Beisel, Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University was recognized for his lab’s project: CRISPR Technology: a New Approach to Eradicating Borrellia. Dr. Britton Grasperge, Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University, was recognized for his project entitled Identification of Tick Chemoattractant(s) for Borrelia burgdorferi.

Our Approach

Funding for
Lyme Projects

Leveraging innovative technologies from other fields of medicine to fuel new breakthroughs in Lyme and tick ecology, diagnostics, and treatments

Screening &

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

& Scale

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.

Lyme Disease

Why Lyme?

Reported Cases of Lyme Disease


There are over 329,000 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

What You Need to Know

Knowing how to protect yourself and your family is key to enjoying the outdoors.

Find Out About Prevention

Act Now

We need your help.  Find out how you can be part of the cure for Lyme disease.

Get Involved

Lyme Disease Stories

Lyme disease can affect anyone.  Learn from these survivor stories or share yours.

Meet the Many Faces of Lyme