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1999

Dr. Robert C. Atkins and his wife, Veronica, establish a private foundation to fund independent scientific research on the roles of metabolism and nutrition in disease prevention and health management.

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2003

The Foundation evolves into a supporting organization of National Philanthropic Trust and is further funded with a $40 million gift from Dr. Atkins’ estate. Veronica Atkins becomes Chair of the Foundation.

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2004

The Foundation grants $1.5 million to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to establish the first endowed chair dedicated to obesity studies.

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2005

The Foundation grants $5 million to launch the first Atkins-funded Center for Excellence in Obesity Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

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2006

The Foundation establishes the Atkins Foundation Research Coalition.

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2006

Board approves Foundation name change from Dr. Robert C. Atkins Foundation to Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation.

Funding Source

The Atkins Foundation is a supporting organization of National Philanthropic Trust and is funded solely by the Atkins Family. It is not affiliated with and operates independently of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

Collaborative Research

The Atkins Foundation brought leading researchers together to leverage their knowledge and unique perspectives in the fields of nutrition and health.

Financial Statements