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Reinventing the Philantropic Experience

Find, Fund and Follow the Causes that are Most Important to you

PHILANTHROPISTS

  • Access - over 700 vetted researchers
  • Efficiency - 5X more of your gift goes to the researchers that you care most about.
  • Engagement - from periodic reports to face-to-face meetings, be as engaged as you want to be.

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The Power of Philanthropy in Research

We believe in the power of research to change the world.

Our mission is to change the world by optimizing philanthropy and to be a catalyst that advances research to market.

Life Science
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Finding Solutions in Combating Mitochondrial Diseases

Peter Stacpoole

Life Science
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Understanding Human Immunity from Studying Fish

Daniel Bolnick

Life Science
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Virtual Heart Surgery

Alison Marsden

Humanities
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The Evolution of Global Production Networks

Andrew Bernard

Humanities
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To What Degree are You Influenced by Your Friends and Their Friends?

James Fowler

Technology
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Designing Intelligent Interactive Systems

Krzysztof Gajos

Environment
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Sustaining Water Flow

Roger Bales

Environment
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Detecting Chemicals on the Nanoscale

James Gole

Environment
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Exploring the Ocean’s Depths

Lisa Levin

Life Science
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The Best Way to Fight Cancer is to Catch it Early

Dan Raftery

Humanities
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The Science of Science and Innovation Policy

John Skrentny

Life Science
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Healthier Lives Post Heart Surgery

Dominick Angiolillo

Technology
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Graphene with Purpose

Huixin He

Humanities
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Turning Leaders into Changemakers

David Springer

Technology
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Chemistry of Microorganisms and Microbial Communities

Emily Patricia Balskus

Humanities
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Democratizing Development through Creative Collaboration

Blights Out

Technology
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Analyzing Modern Massive Data Sets

Michael Mahoney

Life Science
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Breaking the Cycle of Drug Abuse and Binge Eating

Mark West

Humanities
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Increasing Education and Employment Accessibility for Persons with Serious Mental Illnesses

Kenneth Gill

Technology
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When Math is Added Back to the Scientific Equation

The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)

Technology
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Preventative Cybersecurity

Angelos Keromytis

Technology
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Speed-of-Light Internet

Brighten Godfrey

Life Science
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Empowering Women by Expanding Their Health Care Options

Gloria A. Bachmann

Technology
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How Online Information Spreads Like Wildfire

Jeff Hemsley

Environment
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Understanding the Behavior and Function of Plant Leaves to Increase Growth

Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh

Environment
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Inviting Whales into the Conversation

Susan Parks

RESEARCH DRIVES THE U.S. ECONOMY

BUT only 3% of Philanthropy goes to research

There is a disparity between $390B in annual U.S. philanthropy and the 3% that makes its way to research. Benefunder was created in 2014 to address the nation’s growing innovation deficit and to provide a new and smarter way for donors to find, fund, and follow their passions. By connecting philanthropists directly to the causes that matter to them most, Benefunder empowers your Philanthropic dollars to make the biggest impact possible
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