Making Life Less Unfair
As a network of private operating foundations, Michelson Philanthropies creates transformative opportunities, makes positive impact investments, and fosters strategic partnerships supporting vulnerable or underserved communities. Reflecting the passions and interests of Dr. Gary K. Michelson and his wife, Alya Michelson, Michelson Philanthropies focuses on medical research, animal welfare, education, and the principles of intellectual property.
What We Do
Fund forward-thinking medical research
Support animal welfare
Promote equity and access to education for all
Advance intellectual property education
How We Do It
Make impact investments that spur innovation
Operate programs that fix broken systems
Make catalytic grants to high-reward opportunities
Drive progress through education and advocacy
Our Network of Foundations
Advancing Public Policy
The Michelson Center for Public Policy is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that propels legislative change through meaningful collaboration with elected officials, government agencies, and civic leaders to achieve positive outcomes in education, equity, medical research, and animal welfare. The Michelson Center for Public Policy is an affiliated but separate organization from the Michelson Philanthropies network of foundations (Michelson 20MM Foundation, Michelson Found Animals Foundation, and Michelson Medical Research Foundation) and complements the Michelson Philanthropies’ thought leadership and expertise with bold and effective advocacy.