The Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships (GPP)
seeks out, validates and co-funds innovative research that
accelerates the search for cures for a range of catastrophic diseases.
Below is a short summary of the criteria we use to define
what "innovative research" is.
research - The Partnerships explores groundbreaking
research in all disciplines of medicine, including those areas
of research outside of conventional medicine such as alternative medicine.
The type of innovative research will help identify the
type of donor likely to fund the research.
underlying story - The more powerful the story and
the higher the potential reward, the more likely that donors
will be interested in not only funding the research, but also
traveling down the road of scientific discovery with an
Timeline - At the Partnerships, we are most
interested in intermediate length studies (12-36 months), as we
believe they are the most likely to move research towards a cure
in a manner likely to help patients that are alive at the time
of the initiation of the research.
Funding - The Partnerships are willing to fund
projects of any cost. All
projects will have a business plan and a coordinated and
targeted budget, which will be dispersed based on attainment of
project milestones and benchmarks.
Partnerships - The Partnerships usually
co-funds a venture with at least one organizational,
institutional, or corporate partner.
Ideally, projects would be co-funded by the Partnerships
and at least two other partners (one organizational and one
Researcher - We tend to fund talented, young
researchers in all disciplines with innovative ideas, although
we also fund seasoned researchers looking to expand into new
areas. We have a
strong interest in multiple degreed individuals, especially
Disease - The Partnerships looks to fund
research that will lead to a cure, regardless of the disease.
We have a strong interest in multiple myeloma and other
hematological diseases. We also look for research that can be translated from one
disease to another.
Demographics - The Partnerships maintains a
strong interest in diseases of children and young adults,
although we will fund research into any patient population where
we believe there is a high likelihood of return on disease
prevention, treatment or cure.
Currently we are collaborating with
many highly respected Research Institutions and Organizations
on exciting research
projects. Visit the Current Projects section
to see more in-depth explanations of the work we are currently