Corporate and Foundation Giving

At UCSF, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Through our partnerships with more than 300 corporations, foundations, and other organizations, we deliver breakthroughs that help heal the world. We build productive and mutually beneficial relationships that strengthen UCSF and support our partners’ philanthropic, business, and research goals.

Partnerships and Services

UCSF’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) facilitates relationships that:

  • Give our partners a public affiliation with one of the world’s leading health care institutions.
  • Provide increased access to UCSF’s expert investigators, clinicians, and pioneering research.
  • Allow us to work with underserved populations in the Bay Area and around the world to prevent disease and facilitate access to treatment.

Corporations and foundations can partner with us by supporting student scholarships and fellowships, making project-specific research grants, financing lab and clinic construction and renovation, donating software and equipment, sponsoring symposia and seminars, and more.

CFR works with other campus groups that interact with foundation and corporate sponsors, including Research Management Services (contracts and grants), the Research Development Office/Limited Submissions Program, Government and Business Contracts, and the technology transfer, licensing, and industry contracts offices. Corporate partners can learn more about corporate contracts, technology licensing, and clinical trials from the UCSF Office of Innovation, Technology and Alliances.

Faculty Assistance

CFR serves as a centralized resource for faculty members and leaders interested in soliciting funds from corporate and foundation sources. We help identify appropriate corporate and foundation prospects and align UCSF projects with their priorities. For financial statement and tax information forms and documents that are often requested by foundations and corporations, visit the UCSF Controller’s Office.

Contact a member of the CFR team for more information:

Generous Grant Accelerates the Race to Cure AIDS

With HIV/AIDS still infecting millions globally, amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research) recently launched its “Countdown to a Cure for AIDS” initiative, which is strategically investing $100 million in uncovering the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. To lead this effort, the organization chose a multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists, clinicians, and industry experts and established the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, led by Paul Volberding, MD (second from right), director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute and Robert L. Weiss Memorial Chair for HIV/AIDS Research. The amfAR Institute is based at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus.

The team hopes to uncover the mysteries of HIV’s resourcefulness and discover an economical, orally administered, and transportable cure. The ambitious five-year timeline means team members will need to take risks and push boundaries. But with the potential to help millions of people and end one of the worst infectious disease epidemics in human history, they are more than up for the challenge.

Read the complete story in UCSF Magazine.

UCSF’s amfAR Institute for Cure Research team members discuss next steps in the storied Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. 

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