Grant to support UCSF Global Health Impact Fund

Investigator: Richard Feachem, DSc, PhD
Sponsor: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Location(s): United States


The Global Health Impact Fund provides support for a variety of activities that are not readily supported by formal donor funding. Such flexible funding allows the Global Health Group to deliver quick responses to global health challenges and underwrite specific tools and processes for demonstrable impact, including: 

  • Communications: GHG uses the Impact Fund to strengthen its ability to communicate the importance and impact of its work to a wide audience, to engage more effectively with the media, and to improve and update its website. 
  • Strategy and Incubation: The Impact Fund enables GHG to invest in strategic thinking on the selection and development of future work streams, and to have funds to incubate new and exciting ideas. 
  • Bridging: Flexible funding to provide bridge finance for important projects that may experience a gap between one round of donor funding and the next. 
  • Leadership and Administration: There is a core fabric to GHG that allows it to function effectively. 
These costs are typically not covered by formal grants. The Global Health Impact Fund accepts gifts for designated purposes, such as special projects within the malaria or financing and policy spaces.