Venture Philanthropy

EB Research Partnership utilizes an innovative venture philanthropy model, leveraging concepts from principal investing and applying them towards achieving philanthropic goals. With this method, your donation has the ability to fund multiples of its original value for years to come.

When EBRP makes a grant to a research project

We retain the added upside of generating a recurring donation stream if the therapy or product is commercially successful, then use this revenue to fund additional EB research.

​Historically, non-profits have passed these financial benefits to universities and commercial companies. Instead, EBRP participates in them, making philanthropy more sustainable. Through partnerships with the University of Minnesota and Stanford University, EBRP pioneered the venture agreements that we now use for all grant-making.