Rita Allen Foundation

Organization Overview


Based in Princeton, New Jersey, the Rita Allen Foundation was established in 1953 and has for many years sponsored a major grants program for researchers in science and medicine. Our Scholars’ program provides funding to leading medical research institutions selected by a world-class Scientific Advisory Committee. This support allows scientists in the early stages of their careers to innovate and experiment. With our assistance, many Rita Allen Foundation Scholars have made important discoveries and advances. Since 2009, the Rita Allen Foundation has expanded its impact and now invests in other transformative ideas to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems. The Rita Allen Foundation’s areas of active interest include investing in young leaders in the sciences and social innovation, promoting civic literacy and engagement, and building stronger communities.