The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) was established in 1988 and is the charitable arm of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons; it is exempt from federal taxation under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
TSF’s mission is “to foster the development of surgeon scientists in cardiothoracic surgery; increasing knowledge and innovation to benefit patient care.” The Foundation supports a wide variety of initiatives, including research grants and fellowships, traveling fellowships, NIH matching grants, projects that provide charity work in underserved regions/populations, and educational scholarships. Learn more about TSF’s awards program.
Contributions to TSF are deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. STS underwrites all of TSF’s management expenses so that every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to support the initiatives outlined above.