Institute Insights: Funding Innovation: Exploring Philanthropy in the Sciences
When the federal government, state governments, industry, foundations and nonprofit organizations support scientific research, they do so with the goal of uncovering innovations and advancing science. But what about private donors? Their funding goals may not be as clear as those of mission- or profit-driven entities, but the substantial gifts of high-net-worth donors have substantial capacity to support significant scientific findings, societal outcomes and economic returns on investment. CREATE Project Manager Emily Nwakpuda shares her research in this area.