Pershing Square Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Pershing Square Foundation supports global health organizations around the world.

IP TAKE: Pershing Square seeks out innovative organizations tackling important social issues. This funder awards both project specific and general operating support grants.

PROFILE: Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman and his wife Karen co-founded the Pershing Square Foundation in 2006 to “[s]upport exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact across the globe.” Grantmaking priorities include arts and urban development, economic opportunity and development, education, health and life sciences, and social justice.

The foundation largely makes grants related to global health through its health and life science program. Pershing’s global health grants are broad-based and do not focus on any particular area of practice or discipline.

Grant amounts range anywhere from around $5,000 to $25 million. The majority of grants fall in the $25,000 to $250,000 range. Past global health grantees include the Global Health Delivery Project a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University; and Last Mile Health, a nonprofit organization focusing on healthcare delivery to some of the world’s most remote villages. To learn more about Pershing Square’s global health grantees, explore its health and life sciences portfolio.

The Pershing Square Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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