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Major donations, maximum impact

Major donations and funding partnerships

Would you like to help shape the university research landscape in the field of rare diseases? With a generous donation, you can ensure that the “orphans of medicine” can also hope for medical progress in the future. The opportunities for major donors and funding partners are as diverse as the field of research. We help you invest in areas where urgent need meets promising research approaches.

Major donors & funding partners: making a huge difference.

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  • Would you like to ensure that more research is carried out on rare diseases and that sustainable structures are created?
  • Would you like to support passionate doctors and young female scientists on their career path — encouraging them to focus on rare diseases in the long term?
  • Would you like to develop a future model for pediatric research in Germany together with other civil society and research partners?
  • Would you like to ensure that your generous donations or funding go where they will have the greatest impact?

Your contact person for major donations

Together, we can consider which issues are particularly close to your heart and determine how your generous donation can have a lasting impact.

  • Sanna Börgel
    • Sanna Börgel
    • Stiftungsleitung
    • +49 (0)151 4129 7774

Alliance4Rare – Research initiatives for children with rare diseases

Generous donations: enabling us to shape the future together

The Alliance4Rare sees itself as a link between the rapidly developing possibilities of modern precision medicine and the immense need for research into rare diseases. To this end, the civil society alliance combines the expertise of research-oriented university children’s hospitals with the philanthropic commitment of supporting partners. The trusting cooperation between funding and research partners counteracts the acute shortage of young talent in pediatric research and gives seriously ill children hope for a healthier future. Become a partner of the Alliance4Rare!

Would you like to make a difference with your donation, gift or endowment in an area where every euro counts?

As research into rare diseases is often still in its infancy, a single call for proposals can decide whether or not research is carried out into a particular rare disease. You can help change that! The possibilities are as varied as the fields of research. We would be happy to discuss how you can make your philanthropic commitment a topic close to your heart and give hope to people with rare diseases. For example:

  • if you would like to support a specific rare disease or group of diseases or
  • if you would like to support a specific region, university or clinic or
  • if another topic is particularly important to you, such as help for seriously ill children, better diagnostics or the promotion of young scientists.

Help the orphans of medicine!

ELHKS uses your donations in a targeted manner – so that medical progress reaches everyone.


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