Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Tauber Family Foundation focuses its disease grantmaking on research, clinical trials, and public outreach, especially in regard to breast cancer.

IP TAKE: This funder prefers to support larger academic institutions, so this is not necessarily a funder for small grassroots organizations.

PROFILE: The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation was created in 2003 to honor the philanthropic legacy of Dr. Laszlo Tauber. A Hungarian Jew born in 1915, he was appointed chief of surgery at the International Red Cross Hospital during World War II. In that capacity, he saved many Jews during the Holocaust by providing medical attention and forging papers to prevent their deportation. He later immigrated to the U.S. and made a fortune in real estate. The Tauber Family Foundation prioritizes grantmaking in mental health, scientific research, the Jewish community, and social justice.

Tauber’s scientific research grants support “research protocols that advance innovative scientific investigation.” It especially prioritizes “research directed at elucidating the organization and regulation of complex biological systems,” “breast cancer research and clinical trials,” and “public awareness of the link between breast cancer and environmental exposure.”

The foundation’s grants range from $50,000 to upwards of $800,000, with most going to large institutions.

The Tauber Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, but grantseekers may contact it for general inquiries.

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