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The Gerber Foundation - Novice Research Award

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Incorporated in 1952 in MI with funds from Gerber Products Co.

The foundation was established in 1952 as the Gerber Baby Foods Fund by Daniel Gerber, Sr. and Gerber Products Company. The name of the foundation was changed to The Gerber Companies Foundation in 1985 to more accurately reflect the status of the company with its many subsidiaries. In 1994, the foundation became a separately endowed, private foundation when Gerber Products Company merged with Sandoz Ltd. In 1997, the name was changed to The Gerber Foundation.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

health care, nutrition, pediatrics, science

LIMITATIONS

No support for national child welfare or international based programs.

No grants or loans to individuals (except for scholarships), or for capital campaigns or operating support.

FINANCIAL DATA

Total giving: $3,511,300

Qualifying distributions: $3,733,300

Giving activities include:

$3,076,343 for grants

$302,018 for 70 grants to individuals (high: $9,200; low: $2,300)

$132,939 for 300 employee matching gifts

SELECTED GRANTS

  • $300,000 to Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, in 2013. For study on early risk factors for gastrointestinal mucosal food allergies as part of Pediatric Nutrition Program
  • $299,764 to State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, in 2012. For study on blood-based biomarkers for early autism as part of Pediatric Health Program
  • $299,379 to Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, in 2013. For study on procalcitonin and risk stratification in pediatric pneumonia as part of Pediatric Nutrition Program
  • $299,193 to Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, in 2013. For study on impact of a multi-interventional nutrition program on the outcomes of newborns requiring surgery for congenital heart disease as part of Pediatric Nutrition Program
  • $298,996 to Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY, in 2012. For study on early L-Carnitine supplementation and neurodevelopmental outcomes as part of Pediatric Nutrition Program
  • $295,082 to Franciscan Saint Francis Health, Indianapolis, IN, in 2013. For study entitled, Does Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Cause Fetal DNA Imprinting as part of Pediatric Nutrition Program
  • $294,888 to University of California, San Francisco, CA, in 2013. For study entitled, Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Trial of Conservative vs. Early Enteral Treatment as part of Pediatric Health Program
  • $291,420 to University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, in 2012. For longitudinal assessment of thyroid function in infants with Down Syndrome as part of Pediatric Nutrition Program
  • $290,600 to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 2013. For study on molecular point-of-care diagnosis of early onset neonatal sepsis as part of Pediatric Health Program