Venture Philanthropy for Life Science Funding


Venture philanthropy, where non-profits make investments in life sciences companies and high-tech business management, is deemed as an engine for life science funding.

This venture philanthropy concept is explained at the Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Also, participants at the event learned how foundation funding can fuel the development of their products. The phrase "Do Well by Doing Good" sums up the concept.

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Federal Programs Related to - Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other

Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.

Federal Programs Related to - Biological & Life Sciences

Programs that conduct research in the sciences which analyze the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution or distribution of living organisms and their relations to their natural environments. Bioinformatics; Biology; Biomathematics; Biotechnology; Cryobiology; Cryonics; Cryotechnology




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