The year 2023 has been challenging for many life science companies; but if it has been difficult for corporations, imagine how tough it has been for grassroots nonprofits and their clients. That’s why Life Science Cares Bay Area decided to continue to be bold in our giving.
Life Science Cares Bay Area is proud to share that we awarded $1M in funding to 16 extraordinary local nonprofits, a 25% increase in giving over 2022. And our relationships with the grantees go beyond one-time financial assistance. We supercharge our giving with human capital through volunteerism and thought partnership, as well as in-kind donations. We look forward to collaborating with and supporting the needs of our “nonprofit partners” over the course of the next year.
We renewed grants for:
- Larkin Street Youth Services
- Breakthrough SF
- Biotech Partners
- Girls Crushing It
- Scientific Adventures for Girls
- First Tee of Oakland
- North Marin Community Services
- Mental Health Association of San Mateo
- Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS)
- Upwards Scholars
And we are thrilled to welcome the following new nonprofit partners:
- Healthright 360
- Hack the Hood
- Spark Promise
- Pacific Islanders Encouraging Fun, Engineering, Science and Technology (P.I.E.F.E.S.T.)
Our mission across Life Science Cares – with affiliates in biotech hubs including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area – is to activate the financial and human capital of the life sciences industry and partner with nonprofit organizations to disrupt the cycle of poverty and inequality in our communities. Ultimately, we envision all of our neighbors having access to basic needs, access to education and access to opportunity.
Here in the Bay Area, we are grateful to all who have contributed to our success – the 50+ life science companies that have joined our mission, as well as our insightful board members. We would like to acknowledge especially generous 2023 donors Gilead ($250,000), Exelixis ($150,000), and Vir Bio ($100,000), whose significant contributions help make this possible.
Life Science Cares celebrates the strength, ingenuity, and generosity of the life sciences industry – and the collaborative effort that allows us to make such an impact in the community.
About Life Science Cares Bay Area
Life Science Cares Bay Area is a collective effort to activate the financial and human capital of the region’s life sciences industry – and partner with nonprofits – to disrupt the cycle of poverty and inequality in our communities. The organization helps solve societal problems through active caring, combining grants with supportive services such as volunteerism, thought leadership, and industry expertise. Since 2021, the organization has generated substantial grants, gifts, education, leadership interaction, and community engagement. For more information, please visit https://lifesciencecares.org/bay-area/.
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