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If you would like to advance Gladstone's mission to overcome some of the world's most relentless diseases, we would love to discuss how to make your philanthropic dollars have the greatest impact. Please contact our philanthropy office at 415-734-2009. We'd be delighted to hear from you.

You can also donate online today.

Below are some of the options most popular with our current donors. These giving opportunities, developed in partnership with our donors, all help bring us closer to new treatment and cures while offering renewed hope to the patients and families who are suffering serious illness. 

Thank you very much for considering Gladstone and for supporting our research. 



Specific Disease Research Funds

We understand that many families are impacted by serious illness and that donors may wish to support research on a disease that has affected their lives or the lives of loved ones—such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease or HIV/AIDS. These gifts can be made in honor of a friend or loved one currently struggling with a serious illness, or in memory of someone whose life was affected by disease.

Your gift toward research on a specific disease fuels our mission to prevent, treat and cure some of the world's most devastating illnesses. 

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Your gift can support research on any of the diseases or disease areas below:

All Cardiovascular Disease Research

  • Heart Failure
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Aortic Valve Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease


All Neurological Disease Research

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


All Viral and Immunological Disease Research

  • Hepatitis C
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Dengue Fever

Greatest Need Funds

This vital unrestricted support allows Gladstone’s scientific leadership the flexibility to direct funds to where they are most needed—and advance our ambitious mission to cure disease. Greatest Need funds may support promising new research based on unexpected findings from a current study, help acquire state-of-the-art technologies and scientific equipment, or enable us to recruit pioneering young investigators and top-tier researchers to join our roster of renowned scientists.

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Innovation Funds

Our scientists are among the most creative and innovative investigators in the world, and our Innovation Funds are designed to capitalize on their innate ingenuity and imagination. These funds empower our scientists to “follow the science” where ever it leads—fostering the original and unconventional ideas that can lead to significant scientific advancements. The Gladstone model of supporting research that our investigators believe will yield breakthroughs, but that might be deemed “too risky” by traditional funding sources, sets Gladstone apart from other institutions—and ensures that our science remains at the cutting-edge.

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Scientific Talent Funds

These important funds help Gladstone recruit the best and brightest scientific talent from around the globe—and advance our internationally recognized scientific excellence. At Gladstone, preeminent stem cell biologists, chemists, and computational experts work shoulder-to-shoulder with leading physician-scientists experienced in the care of patients with heart disease, neurological disorders and deadly viruses. This concentration of expertise across disciplines fosters the collaboration, ingenuity and innovation that together lead to scientific discovery. Our Scientific Talent Funds help us expand our roster of outstanding scientists, from promising young investigators to world-renowned experts.

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Advanced Technology Funds

Gladstone scientists have invented and collaborated on many cutting-edge technologies—equipment we need to propel our research and accelerate scientific discovery—including:

• “Humanized” mice: These animals, genetically engineered with a human immune system, let scientists study the progression of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s using a live human-immune-system model. Only Yale University and Gladstone have this new technology.

• Robotic microscope: This breakthrough instrument lets Gladstone study disease progression and drug therapies as it analyzes data at exponentially greater speeds than otherwise possible by tracking millions of individual cells at once. The microscope exists only at Gladstone.

• First mouse-model of Parkinson’s disease: These animals, engineered at Gladstone, have paved the way for an in-depth understanding of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, as well as potential treatments.

Our Advanced Technology Funds allow us to acquire the state-of-the-art equipment that our scientists need in order to support the development of their own groundbreaking inventions.

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Sponsor an Investigator

Some of our donors sponsor the research of individual Gladstone investigators. The donor may have read about the investigator in the newspaper, seen the investigator at a scientific conference or on television, or support specific disease research that the investigator is pursuing. Gifts made to individual investigators enable that scientist—as the steward of those funds—to conduct research not typically supported by government grants, to purchase specialized equipment or to recruit postdoctoral fellows or other researchers to join his or her lab.

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Rod Roddenberry

Coming to Gladstone, seeing what they’re doing and talking to the scientists—so passionate and dedicated—it inspires me. They’re making breakthroughs by leaps and bounds. They give me hope.

-Rod Roddenberry, Director, Roddenberry Foundation