Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company, announced that its nonprofit, the Gilead Foundation, provided $20 million to 13 organizations in an effort to support creative and high-impact strategies that advance health through education and equity.
“Through the work of the Gilead Foundation, 13 organizations have been selected as inaugural Creating Possible Fund grantees, who are national leaders, thinkers and change makers in education, health and racial equity, adolescent mental health and social justice,” said Korab Zuka, Gilead Foundation President and Vice President, Public Affairs, Gilead Sciences. “We know that inequities in health stem from larger structural inequities that are deeply embedded in our society, laws, economy and particularly our educational systems. With assistance from leaders in education and health, we believe we’ve chosen a group of innovators in health equity who will make a meaningful impact on society.”
The organizations receiving funding :
● Brown University (Annenberg Institute for School Reform), Providence, Rhode Island
● Kingmakers of Oakland, Oakland, California
● KQED, San Francisco, California
● Morehouse College, Center for Excellence in Education, Atlanta, Georgia
● Oakland Fund for Public Innovation, Oakland, California
● Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Milpitas, California
● Pulse of Perseverance, Chicago, Illinois
● Represent Justice, Los Angeles, California
● Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama
● The Trevor Project Inc., West Hollywood, California
● Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana
● YELLOW, Virginia Beach, Virginia
For more information on the Gilead Foundation, visit https://www.gilead.com/purpose/giving/gilead-foundation.