Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation supports a wide range of disease-related organizations around the United States.

IP TAKE: The foundation prioritizes large, national organizations over the small and local. 

PROFILE: Known as the Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation since 2015, when the name was changed in honor of the Katz’s two-year wedding anniversary, this funder focuses on “challenging areas, including, but not limited to, organizations addressing medical, educational, social, emotional, and cultural needs of those less fortunate.” Rather than maintain specific grantmaking programs, the foundation prefers a broad approach. 

While the Katz Foundation does not maintain a specific disease program, grants often support national organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Alliance for Lupus Research, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Grassroots organizations will find grants hard to get. Katz supports cancer research and diverse disease-related groups across the United States. Grants tend to be modest, typically between $500 to $20,000. To learn more about the types of organizations Katz supports, explore its Giving page.  

The Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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