New York, New York – The Science Philanthropy Alliance congratulates Alliance member Prebys Foundation for awarding over $30 million in grants in its four program areas: Visual and Performing Arts, Youth Success, Healthcare, and Medical Research to organizations throughout San Diego County.
Within the field of medical research, the foundation made 14 grants totaling $7 million. Through its newly launched Excellence in Scientific Research Leadership Program (ESRL), opportunities will be provided to women pursuing a thriving research career in San Diego. The program will serve as a key lever in creating a more innovative, equitable, and collaborative medical research ecosystem.
“As a foundation, we remain committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the basic biomedical sciences because those values provide invaluable contributions that benefit the entire research ecosystem,” stated Emily Young, Vice President for Programs, Prebys Foundation. “Our grants aim to support female researchers by giving them the freedom and flexibility to pursue pioneering research approaches and questions in understanding and treatment of human disease, especially those that advance improved outcomes on diseases that disproportionately impact underserved populations.”
Alliance President Dr. France A. Córdova noted that “We are delighted to have partnered closely with the Prebys Foundation through the development and execution of the ESRL program. Their dedication to identifying highly skilled and exceptional women researchers providing them with vital support to further their careers and driving progress in basic science research has truly impressed us.”
A complete list of the Prebys Foundation’s $30.6 million investments can be found on the foundation’s website here.
About The Science Philanthropy Alliance:
The Science Philanthropy Alliance works to advance scientific discovery through visionary philanthropy. By providing advising services for philanthropists, foundations, and platforms that catalyze connection, awareness, and learning, the Alliance strengthens philanthropic support for science that benefits society and the planet. Learn more at https://sciencephilanthropyalliance.org/.
About Prebys Foundation
Prebys Foundation is the largest independent private foundation in San Diego County and works to create an inclusive, equitable, and dynamic future for all San Diegans. In 2023, the foundation made 214 grants totaling more than $57 Million across the arts, health, medical research, and youth success areas. The Foundation advances excellence and shared opportunity through investments in groundbreaking institutions, ideas, and people to ensure more San Diegans are financially secure, healthy, empowered, and connected. The foundation invests in four program areas: visual and performing arts, medical research, healthcare, and youth success, and pays attention to the impact of its work on climate, the region’s character as a border region, and a robust democracy. For more information, visit prebsyfdn.org.