Contributors

We are grateful to the following groups for helping us reach where we are today:

Washington Research Foundation

Washington Research Foundation and WRF Capital support groundbreaking research and early stage companies through grants and investments, with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies.

Open Philanthropy Project

Our mission is to give as effectively as we can and share our findings openly so that anyone can build on our work. Through research and grantmaking, we hope to learn how to make philanthropy go especially far in terms of improving lives.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Our mission is to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life.

Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation

We are visionary pragmatists looking for smart, scalable solutions that create positive social impact.

Helmsley Charitable Trust

Increasing access to healthcare, advancing new research and ideas, and improving people’s quality of life, no matter where they call home.

Schmidt Family Foundation

Advancing the creation of an increasingly intelligent relationship between human activity and the use of the world’s natural resources.

The Audacious Project

Housed at TED, The Audacious Project is a funding initiative that encourages the world’s greatest changemakers to dream bigger. We shape their ideas into viable multi-year plans and launch them to the world alongside visionary philanthropists.

Other individual philanthropists 

Your gift can contribute to our ongoing research. Learn more here.

Federal Funding

  • Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research

  • Army Research Office

  • Biotechnology & Biological Sci. Res. Council

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency

  • Department of Energy

  • Human Frontier Science Program

  • National Cancer Institute

  • National Institute of Aging

  • National Institute of Allergy and Inf. Disease

  • National Science Foundation

  • Office of Naval Research