American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics “partners with companies and organizations whose support helps advance our mission for children.” The top 10 donors since January 1, 2018 include Abbott Nutrition, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (who paid $100,000 to the Catholic Medical Mission Board to “promote and facilitate COVID-19 vaccination in rural communities throughout Haiti”),1) Janssen (and parent company Johnson & Johnson), Nestlé, and Sanofi. Additional donors include Procter & Gamble (via Pampers), Merck, Seqirus, Sobi, Genentech (member of the Roche Group),2) GlaxoSmithKline, Kaléo, Novo Nordisk, and Supernus.


In the first quarter of 2021, AAP received a $200,000 grant from Pfizer for a project titled “Building a System of Care to Improve Patient Compliance and Provider Connections in the Medical Home”.3)

Funding 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a professional association for pediatricians. It operates as a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Donor Organizations

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Non-profit) Columbia University (Non-profit) JPB Foundation (Non-profit) National Philanthropic Trust (Non-profit) Pew Charitable Trusts (Non-profit) United Nations Foundation (Non-profit) United Way Worldwide (Non-profit) W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Non-profit) 4)


Upton Allen

Upton Allen is a Fellow of the AAP. Allen sits on the Behavioural Science Working Group of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.5)

Lee Ann Savio Beers is the current president of AAP. [65] Beers is a professor of pediatrics and the medical director for community health and advocacy at Children’s National Hospital, in addition to working as founding director of the DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics program. Beers has also worked as a military doctor at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [66]

Mark Del Monte is the CEO and executive vice president of AAP. Del Monte previously worked as chief deputy and senior vice president for advocacy and external affairs at AAP. Before joining AAP in 2005, Del Monte worked as director of policy and government affairs for the AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families. [67] Since 2013, Del Monte has made 25 political contributions, all of which have gone to Democratic candidates and committees including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign. [68]

In 2018, AAP reported $121,878,940 in revenue and $62,163,314 in net assets. [69] More than half of its revenue came from its memberships, journals, and publications. [70] The AAP also reported receiving $20.5 million in government grants and over $12.9 million in outside contributions. [71] That same year, AAP reported $118,478,392 in expenses, including nearly $800,000 spent on legislative lobbying. [72]

AAP gains a significant portion of its revenue through sponsorships at its conferences and frequent member events, though it has received criticism for its seemingly hypocritical sponsorship arrangements. In 2010, AAP hosted a conference which featured, a corn-syrup promotion compony, as a sponsor, despite the fact that the AAP itself advocated against high fructose corn syrup and claimed that soda consumption was associated with higher rates of obesity. [73] 6)

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Allen, U. (2021, February 12). Declaration of Interest. Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.
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