David Geffen Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The David Geffen Foundation supports a wide range of disease-related organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: Geffen typically awards unrestricted general operating support rather than project-specific grants.

PROFILE: Founded by music executive and film producer David Geffen in 1986, the David Geffen Foundation prefers to fly under the radar. As a result, it maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website, and does not employ a formal staff. However, tax filings suggest the foundation invests in organizations concerned with HIV/AIDS, civil liberties, the arts, Jewish causes, and health care

While the Geffen Foundation does not list diseases as a specific area of grantmaking interest, its latest tax filings indicate a funding interest in this space. Past disease-related grantees, for example, include Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research, Race to Erase MS, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 to $50,000. The Geffen Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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The David Geffen Foundation

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