GRANT OVERVIEW

Tower Cancer Research Foundation prides itself on fostering scientific creativity by awarding grant funding to innovative, imaginative, outside the box research. Since our inception in 1996, we have participated in over two hundred clinical trials with thousands of patients and awarded nearly $10 Million to 60 scientists pursing novel hypotheses across Southern California renowned institutions.

Beginning in 2008 Tower launched an initiative to focus more resources on funding basic science research. This change in approach is rooted in our strong held belief that understanding the mechanisms by which cancer develops and spreads is an essential step towards effectively treating and preventing the disease. To that end, we now award a multitude of different scientific grants from one-year Career Development Grants to five year $500,000 Senior Investigator Grants to $1,000,000 Multi-disciplinary Discovery Funds. The physician scientists who receive our Career Development Grants, as part of the Judith and Frank E Rosenfelt Career Development Grant Program, often demonstrate such promising results that they later obtain large grants from other foundations and cancer research centers. Our initial $3.875 million Career Development Grant investment has led to over $50 million in additional clinical research funding.

YEAR # OF GRANTS AWARDED AMOUNT TOTAL AWARDED
2020 3 100,000 300,000
2020 2 500,000 1,000,000
2019 3 $100,000 $300,000
2018 2 $50,000 $100,000
2018 1 $100,000 $100,000
2018 1 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
2017 2 $50,000 $100,000
2017 2 $100,000 $200,000
2017 1 $500,000 $500,000
2016 2 $500,000 $1,000,000
2016 3 $100,000 $300,000
2015 1 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
2015 2 $500,000 $1,000,000
2015 3 $100,000 $300,000
2014 4 $100,000 $400,000
2013 3 $100,000 $300,000
2012 3 $100,000 $300,000
2011 2 $50,000 $100,000
2011 3 $100,000 $300,000
2010 4 $50,000 $200,000
2009 3 $50,000 $150,000
2008 4 $50,000 $200,000
2007 3 $50,000 $150,000
2006 3 $25,000 $75,000

 

Tower Cancer Research Foundation extends deep gratitude to the families that have contributed to our ability to fund these much needed research grants:
All Tower Career Development Grants now fall under the Judith and Frank E. Rosenfelt Career Development Grant Program (2020)
The Barry Rosenbloom, MD Senior Investigator Grant (funded in 2020)
The Rosen-Cherney Tower Golf Tournament Research Grant (funded in 2020)
The Howard and Reva Colover Trust Career Development Grant (funded in 2020)
The Jessica M. Berman Memorial Fund Senior Investigator Grant (funded in 2015 and 2016) Career Development Grant (2018)
The Michele and Ted Kaplan Family Senior Investigator Grant (funded in 2015)
The Katz Family Research Grant (funded in 2014)
The Feintech Family Research Grant (funded in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011)
The Lakin Family Research Grant (funded in 2012 and 2011)
The Hope Rosen Research Grant (funded in 2012 and 2011)
The Ronnie Lippin Research Grant (funded in 2008 and 2007)