Since our founding in 1998, Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships
has solicited, validated and helped donors co-fund innovative research
with the potential to quickly find cures for life-altering diseases,
and supported these donors using for-profit business tools to insure that the
research and philanthropic goals are met through proper project and resource
GPP finds breakthrough research by motivating partner non-profit
institutions and organizations to include more innovative
research in their research solicitation processes, and by
encouraging creative researchers
to commit innovative research projects to paper and then submit
them for funding.
GPP validates research first by using
the highly qualified science advisory committees of partner
non-profit organizations and the internal review committees at
partner medical research institutions. We then convene with independent science advisors to re-validate each project
presenting it to donors for funding.
GPP supports innovative research through
Inspired Ventures, which are partnerships between
pioneering researchers, partner medical research institutions, partner
non-profit organizations, corporate and family foundations,
donor pools and dedicated individual donors. These Inspired
Ventures are structured like limited partnerships, with the
Inspired Venture donors targeting their funding to a specific
project, researcher, institution, and patient population.
GPP uses business tools to help each researcher
produce a project business plan defining aims and goals
to use in managing
resources and targeting the budget. Donors with significant
business skills are asked to participate in the production of
the business plan and/or the management of the project. All
donors receive quarterly and annual scientific and financial
Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships (GPP) and our Partners believe that ultimate success in the
battle against catastrophic diseases will come from bold new
approaches to research and treatment.
GPP believes that cures will come as a result
of the testing of scientific ideas that would otherwise remain locked
in the minds of brilliant scientists.
GPP creates a new environment that brings
scientists of different disciplines together with motivated and
involved philanthropists to craft cures.
The founders and funders of GPP are creative
problem solvers who understand the breakthrough potential of
radically different ideas.
GPP understands that high risk is a constant
companion of high reward, and cures come more quickly if we all
take well-calculated risks to test solutions.
GPP engages qualified science advisors in a dual
validation process to secure its research projects with greatest
potential to achieve cures for disease.
GPP works with each researcher to produce a
business plan with aims and goals to insure research
progress and support reporting to each donor.