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Founded by world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson, the Center for Healthy Minds envisions a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world.

Our mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind.

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We explore well-being across the lifespan – from pregnancy to old age.

I envision a day when mental exercise will be as much a part of our daily lives as physical exercise and personal hygiene.

Richard Davidson
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Featured Giving Opportunity: $100,000 Legacy Challenge


Our work to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world continues – and this year, in honor of our 10-year anniversary, a generous donor is offering a $100,000 legacy gift challenge to mark the occasion.

Now more than ever, your legacy gift commitment will advance the Center’s mission, expand our research, and ensure our collective work continues to have impact for years to come. We only have a few more to go to complete our goal! Learn more.

Imagine if every child was taught kindness along with math and reading? It would be transformational. I’m happy to make a gift every year to help create a kinder world.

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Well-Being is a Skill

For us, well-being is more than a buzzword. The more we understand ourselves and our emotions, the more we can do to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. In partnership with an affiliated, external nonprofit Healthy Minds Innovations, we build tools to improve well-being in the workplace, schools and beyond.