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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-23

At A Glance

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation

99 Wood Ave. S.

Iselin, NJ United States 08830-2746


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-05-31)

Assets: $0

Total giving: $18,000,000



Purpose and Activities

The prize honors achievements in fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Awards and prizes to scientists and researchers who demonstrated excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases, and extending humans life.

Fields of Interest

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Science

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-05-31

Assets: $0 (market value)

Gifts received: $18,000,000

Expenditures: $18,062,500

Total giving: $18,000,000

Qualifying distributions: $18,000,000

Giving activities include:

$18,000,000 for 6 grants to individuals of $3,000,000 each