Robbins Family Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Robbins Family Foundation mainly awards health grants in New York and Illinois, with a primary focus on cancer. 

IP TAKE: Robbins is a small funder with no website, so it is not very transparent about its grantmaking habits.

PROFILE: Larry Robbins is one of the nation's most successful hedge fund managers and his Glenview Capital Management has soared in recent years. His family foundation, set up with his then-wife Amy in 2008, has been active in the New York and Illinois areas since its inception. Its main focus areas seem to be disease research and local religious institutions.

According to tax filings, the Robbins Foundation has given grants are directed toward cancer research, care, and treatment programs. A big emphasis is pediatric cancer. On a much smaller scale, the foundation awards grants to major medical and large academic institutions for research into other diseases. Past grantees include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The Robbins Foundation’s grants generally range from $5,000 to $50,000. The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, and only makes grants to preselected organizations. It has no website, so information for grantseekers is difficult to come by.


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Robbins Family Foundation
767 5th Ave., 44th Fl.
New York, NY United States 10153