For generations, the Klingenstein family has valued family involvement, patience and discipline, scientific research, measurable results, the advice of experts, and the joy that comes from helping make a difference in people’s lives.
Tackling important issues to benefit people
Klingenstein Philanthropies is committed to helping people by supporting breakthrough research in neuroscience, and by funding programs that improve the lives of children, especially in the fields of mental health, oral health, medicine, and education.
Disciplined commitments to our areas of focus
The areas we commit to are challenging and do not lend themselves to easy answers or quick fixes. They require patience and a long-term perspective. Once the decision has been made to get involved in a field, we tend to stay the course.
Current Funding Opportunities
We’re grateful for our partners in neuroscience, children’s health, and independent education. Please look through the current funding opportunities to see if there is an opportunity for us to work together.
Anti-poverty Intervention Has Direct Impact on Children’s Brain Development
Kimberly Noble – lead PI for Baby’s First Years, an Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund grantee – led a study that shows that an anti-poverty intervention had a direct impact on children’s brain development. After one year, infants of mothers in low-income households receiving $333 in monthly cash support were more likely to show…
Klingenstein-Simons Advisor Receives Society for Neuroscience Award for the Promotion of Women in Neuroscience
Catherine Dulac, Ph.D. received the 2021 Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Neuroscience. This award recognizes neuroscientists with outstanding achievements in research who have significantly promoted the professional advancement of women in neuroscience. Learn more about Dr. Dulac’s award.
Puerto Rico Leading Nation’s Vaccine Rate and Former Klingenstein Neuroscience Fellow at the Forefront
Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos presides over a coalition of scientists to inform policy in Puerto Rico. The Caribbean Island now has the highest vaccine rate in America, having fully vaccinated over 73% of its 3.3 million residents. Learn more at ABC News and Newsweek.
We wish to honor several generations of the Klingenstein family, past and present, as we bring together our longstanding areas of interest with our more recent work to improve the lives of those in need.