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Accelerate the Pace of Research

Private foundations speed advances that benefit people by funding research at all stages, from initial discovery through clinical trials. Landmark scientific achievements often begin as high-risk, high-reward pilot projects, and foundation support of these endeavors can be pivotal in their ultimate success. Foundation support also leverages scientific knowledge, promoting the translation of basic investigations out of the laboratory and into the clinic.

Recent Impact of Foundation Support

Hanna Kaempfe in a face mask, May 14, 2020, on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. The campus is slowly and carefully being brought to action after being mostly shut down in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tackling the coronavirus

With a $350,000 gift from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Fred Hutch quickly launched new projects to improve COVID-19 testing and treatment.

Grant from the Robert J. Kleberg Jr. & Helen C. Kleberg Foundation is supporting studies on new drugs and therapies that can benefit patients with bladder cancer

New research on bladder cancer

A grant from the Robert J. Kleberg Jr. & Helen C. Kleberg Foundation is supporting studies on potential new drugs and therapies that can benefit patients with bladder cancer.

Dr. Matthias Stephan in his laboratory at Fred Hutch.

Cancer-Fighting Nanoparticles

A $500,000 gift from David and Joanna Beitel’s family foundation helped raise more than $1.4 million for cancer prevention research at the 2018 Premier Chefs Dinner.

Stan Collender receives an infusion of immunotherapy treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Advancing Immunotherapy Research

Thanks to generous giving from The John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes Foundation, Hutch researchers are developing new ways to harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer.

Foundation Support Powers Every Stage of Research

Family foundations, national charities and other foundation grant-makers provide critical funding for numerous areas across Fred Hutch.

Lab technicians processing patient cells.

Scientific Research

Scientific Research

Foundation investments encourage high-risk, high-reward research projects that might seed the next cancer cure.

Stephen MacFarlane operating an electron microscope.

Scientific Instrumentation

Scientific Instrumentation

Foundations help Fred Hutch acquire the most sophisticated scientific equipment that supports dozens of research labs and hundreds of studies.

Maria McSharry, right, teaches lab procedures to April Lo.

Future Investigators and Young Faculty

Future Investigators and Young Faculty

Foundations make vital investments that help build and support the next generation of cancer researchers.

Sami Kanaan working in the Lee Nelson Lab.

Special Initiatives

Special Initiatives

Unrestricted gifts enable the Hutch to rapidly respond to opportunities and needs wherever they arise, ensuring we recruit and retain the best scientists and do the most innovative and urgent work.

Institutional Foundations

Laurie Schmertz, Interim Executive Director, Institutional Giving

Family Foundations

Nancy Greenwood Vehrs, Chief Philanthropy Executive
Last Modified, May 10, 2022