Charles E. Kaufman Foundation


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Bridging basic science research gap

Kaufman philanthropy awards $1.8 million to faculty at four Pa. universities

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 10, 2016 -- The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, one of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s charitable entities, has announced a total of $1.8 million in grants awarded to support basic research in biology, chemistry and physics carried out by researchers working in Pennsylvania institutions of higher education.

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Charles E. Kaufman Foundation: 2015 Inaugural Symposium

Held Sept. 18 and 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation inaugural symposium, held on Sept. 18 and 19, 2015, brought researchers  together from the first three years of the organization’s grantmaking to present their innovative, interdisciplinary initiatives in biology, chemistry and physics.  The symposium presented a unique opportunity for researchers of various disciplines to meet, share ideas and learn of current and budding collaborations across scientific fields. 

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$2 million in basic science research grants awarded

Rising faculty members at six Pennsylvania universities get support  through Pittsburgh Foundation’s Charles E. Kaufman funding

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 10, 2015 -- The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, one of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s charitable entities, today announced this year’s grants awarded through its annual competition to support basic research. Nearly $2 million will go to cutting-edge scientific research at universities across Pennsylvania.

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CMU, Pitt Among Beneficiaries of Late Chemist's Historic Bequest

Millions of dollars arriving at the perfect time for researchers

Millions of private dollars are arriving at the perfect time for researchers at Pennsylvania universities seeking to replace waning federal support, experts said.The Pittsburgh Foundation on Thursday announced the first set of grants from the largest gift in its 68-year history. Nearly $1.6 million from the estate of Charles E. Kaufman will go to Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Drexel and Temple.

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