The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (PJMF) is dedicated to improving lives and societies across the globe by supporting advancements in information technology and neuroscience research.

We focus on two important areas:


We have never been closer to achieving far-reaching breakthroughs in solving conditions of the human brain. Capitalizing on these exciting opportunities requires a multidisciplinary, translational, technology-rich approach to science. With this aim, we support neuroscience institutes in the United States and China that were established through the vision and generosity of Patrick and Lore McGovern.

Information technology

Across medicine, work, education, and government, Information Technology (IT) has a profound impact on all dimensions of our lives. The fusion of data, technology, and the exponential increase in computing power is driving unprecedented advances to vastly improve the human condition across the globe. These advances include big data analysis for sustainability, image recognition in medical analysis and autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence for the betterment of humanity.

“We are at a tipping point where advances in neuroscience have paved the way for major breakthroughs. With each new discovery, scientists, technologists, and leading thinkers inevitably identify profound, transformative parallels in technology, revealing exciting opportunities for the improvement of the health and well-being of humankind”, -Pat McGovern.