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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Inc.

(formerly Paul F. Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Inc.)

1270 Coast Village Cir., St. 200

Santa Barbara, CA United States 93108-3724


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-09-30)

Assets: $226,574,398

Total giving: $11,332,122




Established in 1965 in NY; reincorporated in 1992 in AZ

Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to extend the healthy, productive years of life, through research into the mechanisms of biological aging.

Program Area(s)

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

Glenn Award for Research in Biology and Mechanisms of Aging

Glenn Awards were initiated in 2007 to provide unsolicited funds to researchers investigating the biology of aging. The grants are to assist scientists where funding shortages threaten to impede scientific progress. Award recipients are selected from nominees provided by an anonymous scientific advisory committee. Applications are not accepted.

Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Awards

The goal of the Glenn/AFAR BIG program is to provide timely support to a small number of pilot research programs that may be relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental biology of aging. Full-time faculty members at the rank of Asst. Prof. or higher who can demonstrate a strong record of independence are eligible. Up to four two-year grants of $200,000 each will be awarded. For application information:

Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

The scholarships have been established in order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators to the field of aging research. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. For application information:

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants for research on the biology of aging to those engaged in research on mechanisms of the aging process with one or more of the following objectives: delaying or preventing the onset of senility and prolonging the human life span, increasing the stature of the field of gerontology, broadening scientific understanding of the aging process, or advancing the field of biogerontology.

Fields of Interest

  • Biology
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Geriatrics
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Medical specialties
  • Social sciences
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-09-30

Assets: $226,574,398 (market value)

Expenditures: $15,223,022

Total giving: $11,332,122

Qualifying distributions: $11,610,320

Giving activities include:

$11,332,122 for 29 grants (high: $2,060,000