Focus Areas

The Parker Foundation focuses on three key areas: Life Sciences, Global Public Health, and Civic Engagement. We will only work in areas where we feel we have unique insight to bring to the table. We will only target very big specific problems that are “tip-able,” where we see a path to success and where we can make a catalytic impact.

Stand Up to Cancner

Life Sciences

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer’s mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

Weill Cornell Medical College

Life Sciences

Weill Cornell Medical College

The Weill Cornell Medical College provides care to patients with voice disorders and supports research geared at improving our understanding of voice disorders and developing new therapies.

Cancer Research Institute

Life Sciences

Cancer Research Institute

The Cancer Research Institute is the world's only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to harnessing the immune system's power to conquer all cancers.

The Clinton Foundation

Global Public Health

The Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation builds partnerships between businesses, NGOs, governments, and individuals to transform lives and communities.

University of California San Francisco Global Health Group

Global Public Health

University of California San Francisco Global Health Group

The Global Health Group works with researchers, policymakers and implementers to better understand and address health challenges and tackle neglected global public health priorities.

ONE Campaign

Global Public Health

The ONE Campaign

The ONE Campaign raises public awareness and works with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency so governments are accountable to their citizens.

Code For America

Civic Engagement

Code for America

Code for America builds open source technology and organizes a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

Code.org

Civic Engagement

Code.org

Code.org provides computer programming skills to students and advocates for computer science to be part of the core curriculum in schools.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Civic Engagement

Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation defends civil liberties in the digital world by championing user privacy, free expression and innovation.