Meet the 2024 Michelson Philanthropies and Science Prize for Immunology Recipients

Michelson Philanthropies Impact Report

Michelson Philanthropies is pleased to share the 2023-2024 Impact Report. With the support of dedicated staff, grantees, and partners, we have endeavored to deliver transformative opportunities through grantmaking, impact investments, advocacy, and programmatic work that support vulnerable and underserved communities.

Check out the latest updates from across our foundations.

Michelson Found Animals Awards $1M Grant to CAMP Clinics on World Spay Day

The grant will significantly bolster access to affordable pet care and spay/neuter services in Los Angeles’ historically excluded communities.

Leap Venture Studio Announces Cohort 8

Prepare to be amazed as we unveil the six startups joining our annual accelerator program, each dedicated to revolutionizing the way we care for our furry companions. From cutting-edge technology to impactful initiatives, these innovators are set to redefine the pet care landscape.

The Better Neighbor Project: Free Pet Wellness Day at the East LA Civic Center

The Better Neighbor Project returns with its first Pet Wellness Day of the year on Saturday, March 2, from 9am-1pm at the East LA Civic Center in Los Angeles, CA!

2024 Michelson Philanthropies and Science Grand Prize awarded to University of Washington Scientist

Dr. Bingxu Liu has been awarded the 2024 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology for his work in furthering the understanding of how the human immune system senses dangerous invading pathogens.

Announcing the California Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of the California Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy (CIII), a new center for interdisciplinary immunology research that will be housed at the UCLA Research Park.

Michelson Found Animals: Spay & Neuter Initiative Looks to Revolutionize Animal Welfare

Over the last 15 years, MFA’s Lifesaving Grants program has poured more than $10 million into programs, including Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (recently rebranded as CAMP), FixNation, and SPAY4LA, a mobile spay and neuter clinic founded in 2010 in partnership with the Brunsons.

Making life less unfair.

The mission of Michelson Philanthropies is to create transformative opportunities through grant-making,
impact investments, advocacy, and strategic partnerships that support
vulnerable and underserved communities.

Beautiful Journey with Alya Michelson

In a series of interviews by Michelson Philanthropies Co-Chair Alya Michelson, the “Beautiful Journey” podcast delves into the lives of inspiring immigrant women who are building their futures in a new country. Hear about the challenges, triumphs, and the valuable lessons they’ve learned along their unique paths.

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The Pet-Inclusive Scorecard: Is Your Property Pet-Inclusive?

The Pet-Inclusive Scorecard: Is Your Property Pet-Inclusive?

Video credit: Michelson Found Animals The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is part of the Michelson Philanthropies network of privately owned foundations. Found Animals believes pets and people belong together—no matter where they live. This is why they launched the...

Michelson 20MM Info Webinar: 2024 OER Spark Grants Funding Cycle

Michelson 20MM Info Webinar: 2024 OER Spark Grants Funding Cycle

Video credit: Michelson 20MM The Michelson 20MM Foundation, part of the Michelson Philanthropies network, works to widen access to educational opportunities by promoting programs and policies that advance the adoption of open educational resources (OER). To help...

Celebrating Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

Celebrating Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

Michelson Philanthropies is celebrating Spay and Neuter Awareness Month with the announcement of a new initiative from Michelson Found Animals. Over the last 15 years, Michelson Found Animals has contributed more than $10 million in funding to spay and neuter...