A Case Study in How to Fund Basic Science Research on Human Health Issues

Learn how Jim and Marilyn Simons, co-founders of the Simons Foundation, made a significant impact on autism research through their philanthropic efforts.

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) seeks to improve the scientific understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

The SFARI team focused on supporting genetics research, helped raise the quality of talent in the field of autism, and provided resources to the research community to accelerate discovery.

Read the Simons Foundation SFARI case study here.