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Warren Alpert Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

Warren Alpert Foundation

90 Elm St., Ste. 2

Providence, RI United States 02903-4647

Telephone: (401) 383-1331


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $390,613,357

Total giving: $4,300,300





Additional Contact Information

Alpert Prize inquiry: Edward Canton, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck St., Rm. 101, Boston, MA 02115, tel.: (617) 432-2116, e-mail:


Established in 1986 in RI

Purpose and Activities

Support primarily for medical education and research; awards given to individuals for medical research are determined in consultation with a panel of medical experts in concert with the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Medical research grants by nomination only in the form of annual prizes to medical doctors in the U.S. and abroad.

Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Each year the foundation receives between 30 and 50 award nominations for the prize, which was first awarded in 1987. The goal is to recognize contributions to humanity and breakthroughs in the understanding and curing of major diseases. Prize recipients are selected by the Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee. Winners are presented with a $250,000 award at the foundation's annual ceremony. See web site for additional guidelines and online nomination form. .

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Judaism
  • Medical education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $390,613,357 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,291,633

Total giving: $4,300,300

Qualifying distributions: $5,105,535

Giving activities include:

$4,050,250 for 2 grants (high: $2,050,000; low: $2,000,000)

$250,050 for 3 grants to individuals of $83,350 each