Philanthropy Advisory Service
The need is great – consider that with more than 10,000 known diseases affecting our world today; there are treatments available for 500 of them. Less than half of these diseases have dedicated research groups focused on accelerating their cures.
Who we are
The Philanthropy Advisory Service (PAS) counsels philanthropists, family offices, wealth advisors, and foundations seeking to make transformative investments in medical research. We provide comprehensive, digestible information that helps philanthropists evaluate research efforts and funding opportunities in various disease areas. Scientific advisory boards, in-depth due diligence, and an objective framework for evaluation shape our analysis.
FasterCures acts in days or weeks, not years, in bringing our expertise to bear on specific medical issues and creating a comprehensive overview that helps philanthropists make more informed choices about where their giving will have the greatest impact.
How we work
We offer a range of services that empower philanthropists with the actionable information to make impactful philanthropic investment in research. These offerings include private R&D education sessions, disease landscapes to identify funding gaps and unmet needs, evaluation of investment opportunities. We assemble world-renowned scientific advisory groups to ensure our resources are on point and transformative.
PAS engagements have led to:
- new clinical trial options for patients with glioblastoma multiforme
- large scale genetic sequencing to identify new targets for advanced colorectal cancer
- an accelerated plan to adapt immunotherapy strategies in melanoma to other cancers
- new research collaborations and international partnerships
- formation of the single largest private nonprofit funder of melanoma research
- 10/5/14 - New York Times: A Better Way to Encourage Charity
- 8/15/14 – Philanthropy News Digest: Phil and Penny Knight Give $25 Million for Cardiac Care, Research
- 8/10/14 - The Wall Street Journal: Private Money Pays Off For Medicine
- 8/4/14 – Philanthropy News Digest: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $8 Million in Grants
- 7/22/14 – Boston Globe: Broad Institute receives $650 million mental research gift
- 7/28/14 – Philanthropy News Digest: Charles E. Kaufman Foundation Awards Nearly $2 Million for Research
- 7/7/14 – Wall Street Journal: A $50 Million Gift to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- 6/23/14 – Philanthropy News Digest: Duke Medicine Receives $15 Million for Brain Disorder Research
- 6/4/14 – Pittsburgh Business Times: UPMC, Lemieux Foundation create children's cancer center
- 6/4/14 – Philanthropy News Digest: Salk Institute Receives $25 Million Endowment Gift
- 5/23/14 – CBC News: McMaster convocation surprised by $50M from Michael G. DeGroote
- 5/20/14 – Biocentury: MSKCC gets $100M for genomic center
- 5/5/14 – Genome Web Daily News: NYGC, Sohn Conference Foundation Launch Pediatric Cancer Research Center
- 4/9/14 – Philanthropy News Digest: Benioffs Give $100 Million to UCSF Children’s Hospitals
- 4/8/14 – Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Press Release: Four Paraplegic Men Voluntarily Move Their Legs, an "Unprecedented Breakthrough" for Paralysis Community
- 4/7/14 – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center News: Bezos family donates $20 million to Fred Hutch to develop therapies that ‘melt’ cancer
- 3/15/14 - New York Times: Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science
- 3/13/14 – Philanthropy News Digest: UC Davis Receives $1 Million Keck Foundation Grant