The Science Philanthropy Alliance announced that The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and Winton Philanthropies have joined the Alliance as associate members.
The Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effective organizations in health, medical research, place-based initiatives, and education and human services. Since beginning its active grantmaking in 2008, Helmsley has committed more than $1.5 billion for a wide range of charitable purposes.
Winton Philanthropies, based in London, supports the funding of basic science research in the UK and around the world. Among its notable projects is the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, which explores basic science that could generate the breakthroughs needed to alleviate mankind’s growing demand for natural resources. Winton Philanthropies also supports the communication of scientific ideas, including through the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at Cambridge University, and the new Winton Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum, London.
“We are thrilled about the continued growth of our membership and in foundations’ interest in giving to basic science,” said Marc Kastner, president of the Alliance. “We welcome the Helmsley Charitable Trust and Winton Philanthropies to our community and look forward to working with them to make their giving to basic science research even more effective.”