Give Through Your Foundation

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 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

Dr. Matthias Stephan

Cancer-Fighting Nanoparticles

A $1.5 million award from the Allen Frontiers program will help Fred Hutch researchers bring a cutting-edge nanoparticle immunotherapy to the clinic to treat lymphoma.

Dr. Colleen Delaney

Support from the Kleberg Foundation is funding a clinical trial that will help Fred Hutch researchers improve a leukemia treatment that uses umbilical cord blood.

Joanna, David, and Julia Beitel at the Premier Chefs Dinner

A Palate for Prevention

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 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

Elizabeth Prescott, Ph.D., Executive Director

Family Foundations

Nancy Greenwood Vehrs, Chief Philanthropy Executive
Last Modified, February 05, 2020