Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation: Grants for Disease

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 isn’t necessarily a funder for small grassroots outfits, as it prefers funding large academic institutions.

PROFILE: Dr. Laszlo Tauber led a remarkable life. A Jew born in Hungary 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 by forging papers to prevent their deportation. He later immigrated to the U.S. and made a fortune in real estate. A year after his death in 2002, his children created the Tauber Family Foundation to continue their father’s philanthropic legacy.

The Tauber Family Foundation directs its grantmaking toward mental health, scientific research and Jewish community causes.

The foundation supports medical research on complex biological systems, research and clinical trials on breast cancer, and public awareness of "the link between breast cancer and environmental exposure." The foundation primarily supports medical research institutes and organizations dedicated to combating disease, cancer especially.

The foundation awards some hefty grants, from $50,000 to upwards of $800,000, with most going to large institutions.

The Tauber Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, but it does encourage grantseekers to get in contact for general inquiries.

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