The Gilead Foundation awards $20 million to organizations that advance health through education and equity

Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company, announced that its nonprofit, The Gilead Foundation, has provided $20 million to 13 organizations to support creative, high-impact strategies that advance health through science. education and equity.

“Through the work of the Gilead Foundation, 13 organizations have been selected as inaugural recipients of the Creating Possible Fund, who are national leaders, thinkers and changemakers in the fields of education, health and racial equity, adolescent mental health and social justice,” said Korab Zuka, President of the Gilead Foundation and Vice President, Public Affairs, Gilead Sciences. “We know that health inequalities stem from broader structural inequalities that are deeply embedded in our society, our laws, our economy and especially our education systems. With the help of leaders in education and health, we believe we have chosen a group of health equity innovators who will have a meaningful impact on society.

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Subsidized organizations:

● Brown University (Annenberg Institute for School Reform), Providence, Rhode Island

● Oakland Kingmakers, Oakland, California

● KQED, San Francisco, California

● Morehouse College, Center of Excellence in Education, Atlanta, Georgia

● Oakland Fund for Public Innovation, Oakland, California

● New lifelines for young people, Milpitas, California

● Impulse of perseverance, Chicago, Ill.

● Represent Justice, Los Angeles, California

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● South Center for Poverty Law, Montgomery, Alabama

● St. John’s Community Health/Compton Unified School District, Los Angeles, California

● The Trevor Inc. Project, West Hollywood, California

● Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana

● YELLOW, Virginia Beach, Virginia

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