The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation was established by Emily Davie Kornfeld in 1979. The Foundation was the principal beneficiary of her estate upon her death in 1989.
Mrs. Kornfeld's personal philanthropy supported medical research in the control and treatment of pain, as well as efforts directed at enhancing individual choice in medical treatment and dying.
In the last decade the Foundationís interests have covered bioethics, palliative care, medical research and education.
Beginning with our 2011 Annual Report, the Kornfeld Foundation will no longer be publishing and mailing a print version of our Annual Report. Our web site will serve as and host our official Annual Report and will be updated annually. Please see our Program Areas and Grants to learn more about our grantmaking.
"Passionate about how patients with chronic pain and illness are treated and their right to make choices in medical care, Emily Kornfeld was determined to make a difference. She was outraged at the way the medical system in the United States can swallow up a personís choices. A real dynamo, she threw her full support into early efforts to respect advance directives."
Christopher C. Angell
The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation41 Schermerhorn Street, Suite 208Brooklyn, New York 11201
Updated: February 2013