LSC    Impact & Programs

By combining significant, multi-year funding with access to the human and intellectual capital of the life science’s sector, Life Science Cares makes a meaningful impact while lowering administrative burden. We select nonprofit partners based on a proven track record of success in providing effective and efficient service to people who are impacted by poverty in our communities.

Our staff, Board of Directors, Boards of Managers and Grant Review Committees use both quantitative and qualitative criteria to select the organizations we support through a competitive process. We work side by side with our partners for the duration of their grant term, helping to address emergent needs and increase resilience.

We seek to fund 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in the cities where we operate with the following characteristics:

A commitment to addressing poverty and the challenges it imposes on residents in the cities where we operate.

Strong, committed leadership and financial stability;

Existing evaluation procedures or willingness to evaluate programs and measure outcomes; Commitment to, and knowledge of, the population served;

Respect or standing in its community and relationships with other organizations in the community;

Capacity to engage volunteers;

A willingness to be transparent about what challenges may exist and how Life Science Cares might help;

A commitment to building a creative partnership with Life Science Cares.

We will consider grants for: 

– Operations and general support

– Programming (existing, expanding, or new)

– Tangible goods or equipment to advance a program

–Capacity building (evaluation, organization development, planning, communications, etc.)