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FTX Collapse Imperils Philanthropic Research Funding
Natural science research projects were among those promised funding by the now-collapsed crypto exchange’s “effective altruism” foundations.
FTX Collapse Imperils Philanthropic Research Funding
FTX Collapse Imperils Philanthropic Research Funding

Natural science research projects were among those promised funding by the now-collapsed crypto exchange’s “effective altruism” foundations.

Natural science research projects were among those promised funding by the now-collapsed crypto exchange’s “effective altruism” foundations.

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Fred Hutch Receives $710 Million Gift from the Bezos Family
Shawna Williams | Oct 13, 2022 | 1 min read
The donation will fund recruitment, research facilities, clinical research, and immunotherapy research.
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Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Lisa Winter | Sep 27, 2022 | 2 min read
Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.
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New Australian Center Will Develop Therapies for Future Pandemics
Shawna Williams | Aug 31, 2022 | 2 min read
Launched with a $172 million philanthropic donation and funds from the state of Victoria, the Melbourne-based research institute aims to construct drug discovery platforms to speed the introduction of new therapies.
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Stanford to Launch New Climate Change School This Fall
Amanda Heidt | May 5, 2022 | 4 min read
The launch of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability—the first new school at the university in 70 years—comes thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from a venture capitalist and his wife.
 Cofounders and co-CEOs of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
CZI Pledges Billions More Dollars in Science Funding
Catherine Offord | Dec 9, 2021 | 2 min read
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg are dedicating a further $3.4 billion to biomedical and human health research on top of $3 billion invested several years ago, the organization announced this week.
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Medical Researcher and Philanthropist Laszlo Bito Dies at 87
Chloe Tenn | Dec 2, 2021 | 2 min read
His work contributed to the development of the drug Xalatan, a treatment for glaucoma.
William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
Max Kozlov | Sep 22, 2020 | 4 min read
Danforth founded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and expanded scientific research at Washington University and beyond campus in St. Louis.
The Scientist’s 2019 Gift Guide
Emily Makowski | Dec 13, 2019 | 2 min read
Wishing you a sciency season’s greetings!
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Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Shawna Williams | Dec 3, 2019 | 2 min read
A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.
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Universities Grapple with Donor Behavior
David Adam | Sep 4, 2019 | 6 min read
The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has focused attention on funding of higher education institutions by patrons with disgraceful behavior.
The Scientist’s 2018 Gift Guide
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 10, 2018 | 2 min read
The weather outside is frightful, but these sciency gifts are delightful.
Research Funders Make Secretive Overseas Investments: Report
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 6, 2018 | 3 min read
An investigation by Science reveals that charities’ investments support activities opposed to their own missions, such as human health and environmental protection.
University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center
Jim Daley | Mar 16, 2018 | 4 min read
With the largest private gift to a public college, the new facility aims to infuse the local economy with fresh opportunities, but returns on the investment are anything but guaranteed.
The Scientist’s 2017 Gift Guide
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017 | 2 min read
‘Tis the season to be sciency.
Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2017 | 7 min read
Private funders are starting to support big projects, and they’re rewriting the playbook on fueling scientific research.
Enormous University Gift Raises Questions over Donor Influence
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 26, 2017 | 2 min read
The donation to the University of California, Irvine, is slated to fund a new college focusing on what some critics call pseudoscience and quackery.
Pharma Redo
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2016 | 1 min read
Steve Braun of Cures Within Reach, a nonprofit focused on breathing new life into old medicines, describes the potential benefits of drug repurposing.
TS 2016 Gift Guide
Kerry Grens | Dec 13, 2016 | 2 min read
Sciencey gifts for the science-minded giver
Saving Jon
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2016 | 1 min read
Meet the researcher/entrepreneur who started a nonprofit that seeks to solve the science behind a rare disease that threatens the life of her younger brother.
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