Science Grantees

Asperger’s Syndrome

Part of The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education’s Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Center for Asperger Research is devoted to seeking treatments for children and adults with this autism spectrum disorder.


Women make up the majority of heart disease patients in the U.S., but many go undiagnosed because existing tests are designed for men. With a $1 million endowment from The Broad Foundation, the Edythe L. Broad Women’s Heart Research Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai’s Heart Institute funds a scientist devoted solely to research.

Broad Center for The Biological Sciences at Caltech

The Broad Center for the Biological Sciences at Caltech houses the labs and offices of the university’s division of biology and biological engineering, where undergraduate and graduate students pursue studies ranging from magnetic imaging to the biology of emotion. Following Eli Broad’s longstanding service as a Caltech trustee, The Broad Foundation’s lead gift of $18… Read more »

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is a globally renowned genomics institute that has created a pioneering model of biomedical science. With more than 2,500 scientists, the Broad Institute uses cutting-edge genomic research to advance the understanding and treatment of cancer, heart disease, psychiatric disorders and diabetes among hundreds of… Read more »

Stem Cell Centers

Recognizing the importance of stem cell research—which could hold the key to treatments for some of the most devastating diseases and conditions we face—The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has invested nearly $113 million to create and sustain three stem cell research centers at UCLA, UC San Francisco and the University of Southern California.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Spurred by their son’s struggle with Crohn’s disease, Eli and Edythe Broad invested more than $43 million to fund innovative, early-stage research into inflammatory bowel disease. Today, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America administers the Broad Medical Research Program, which supports scientists around the world searching for a treatment and cure of the debilitating… Read more »