When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America

When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America

The Helmsley Charitable Trust continues to address key healthcare challenges faced by rural residents. We look at the latest big grant by this national funder working off the beaten trail on matters of life and death.

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Dept. of Big Bets: A Global Approach to Tackling Cardiovascular Disease

Dept. of Big Bets: A Global Approach to Tackling Cardiovascular Disease

The British Heart Foundation hopes to change the future of cardiovascular medicine by offering a research award of nearly $40 million for a groundbreaking idea. It’s one of the largest grants ever offered for biomedical research.

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"And So It's Time." A Tech Donor Cements His Legacy in Southern California

"And So It's Time." A Tech Donor Cements His Legacy in Southern California

Andrew J. Viterbi's philanthropy tends to be ambitious in terms of size and in scope. We dig into his recent $50 million gift to the University of California, San Diego, which, true to form, aims to cure blindness.

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From the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Support for Young Biomedical Researchers

From the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Support for Young Biomedical Researchers

The foundation has pledged $10 million to Stanford Medicine for the training of graduate students in the biomedical sciences, increasing the pipeline of talented young researchers who might otherwise struggle.

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A Community Foundation That's Moving Grant Money to Local Medical Researchers

A Community Foundation That's Moving Grant Money to Local Medical Researchers

We don't see many community foundations prioritize medical research, which is more typically funded by national foundations and major philanthropists. But the Rhode Island Foundation has been working to catalyze and guide donor activity in this space since 2008.

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Dept. of Existential Threats: Who's Worried About Superbugs?

Dept. of Existential Threats: Who's Worried About Superbugs?

A group of heavy hitters, now including the Gates Foundation, are backing a research effort to ensure that global health systems aren’t outflanked by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The stakes could hardly be higher.

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A Health Funder Puts Women of Color Front and Center of Latest Work

A Health Funder Puts Women of Color Front and Center of Latest Work

Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and the harsh practices of the criminal justice system. Now, this group is getting new help around these issues from a top funder in California.

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A Newcomer with a Famous Name Steps Up for HIV/AIDS Funding in the American South

A Newcomer with a Famous Name Steps Up for HIV/AIDS Funding in the American South

The Aileen Getty Foundation has joined two high-profile grantmakers making waves on the HIV/AIDS funding scene in the Southern states. Who’s winning grants from this new collaboration?

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