Gilder Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Gilder Foundation supports a number of disease organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder grant legibility and requirements are unclear. Grantseekers are encouraged to contact foundation staff for additional information. Gilder appears to support larger, national disease organizations rather than smaller, local and grassroots organizations.

PROFILE: Investment banker Richard Gilder founded the Gilder Foundation in 1965. Although this is a sizable foundation in terms of assets, it maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and employs just two formal staff members. According to tax filings, the foundation’s grantmaking interests appear to be education, performing arts, parks, history, the environment, healthcare, visual arts, public policy and social services. Gilder awards its disease-related grants out of its healthcare giving program.

Foundation-wide, Gilder grants range from $1,000 to $1 million. Most grants however, fall in the $1,000 to $25,000 range. Past grantees in the disease space include the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, which received funding for its direct services, education, public awareness and research involving lupus; and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which received a grant to support its breast cancer research work and providing mammograms to women who cannot afford them.

Tax filings indicate that the Gilder Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding.


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Gilder Foundation

c/o Anchin

1375 Broadway

New York, New York 10018