Donor-Advised Impact Philanthropy

Impact philanthropy with faster patient impact, customized to a funder’s goals

Donors have flexibility and control over how much or how little involvement they have during the search, selection and approval processes.  CWR provides:

  • Access to our entire 50+ research partner network
  • A due diligence process using external grant reviewers, representing research, industry, clinicians and patients, to support project selection
  • Expertise in finding, selecting, de-risking and managing repurposing-specific clinical research projects
  • Both project and financial progress reports during and after the project


CWR funding of clinical repurposing projects often catalyzes follow-on funding from NIH, foundations and investors


Donor-advised funding can support a specific disease or geographic region

  • Impact a specific disease (i.e. Huntington’s disease) or a category of diseases (any neurodegenerative disease)
  • Fund a specific institution (Johns Hopkins University), region (any Chicagoland institution) or more broadly (within North America)
  • Research grants starting at $50,000 can support a small, proof-of-concept human clinical trial


Recent Examples:

  • An anonymous family funded an RFP to select two clinical trials in Huntington’s disease
  • The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust supported Impact Awards to Chicago-based startups
  • Two pharma companies pooled funds to support an RFP in Rare Diseases, selecting the winner at a CureAccelerator Live! event

to learn more about how CWR can help your family impact a disease of interest to you, email or call 847.745.1246


2019 Global Philanthropic Partners

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The Knight Family

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 $250k and above







Bobby and Lori Miller 

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Joe & Mari Dysart

Grund Family

Edmond and Alice Opler Foundation

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