Life Science Cares Grants $100,000 In Emergency Funding

For Partners' COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Call for life science companies to help reach goal of $200,000 in additional grant funding

Philadelphia, PA, April 20 – Life Science Cares Philadelphia, a nonprofit that organizes biopharma executives and employees to give back to the community, today announced $100,000 in grants to support organizations providing food, shelter and other necessary materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grantees include Broad Street Ministry, Cradles to Crayons, Philabundance and YearUp.

“With so much uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear. The most vulnerable among us—the homeless, those living in poverty, low-income families—are being hit the hardest,” said Executive Director Pete Wolf. “We are proud to bring the life science industry together and direct resources where our communities need them now.”


During this time of extraordinary need, Life Science Cares Philadelphia will make additional grants to our partners. The next round of grants will be up to $200,000 as Life Science Cares Philadelphia will match all donations we receive. For every dollar donated to Life Science Cares Philadelphia, we will make $2 in grants to organizations in need of financial support. Funding for the special grants and our Life Science Cares match program has been provided by members of the Board of Directors of Life Science Cares Philadelphia and Spark Therapeutics. Given the dire financial circumstances under which our partners are operating as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage our life science community to join us and contribute to our grant-making. 

To contribute to Life Science Cares Philadelphia, visit


To learn more about how our partner organizations are supporting the communities they serve during the COVID-19 crisis visit our website

About Life Science Cares


Life Science Cares (LSC) is a collective effort of the life sciences industry to reduce the impact of poverty on our neighbors. Through uniting the human and financial resources of life science companies and industry leaders, we support service organizations that do the best work in three areas of focus: basic human survival, education and economic sustainability. Learn more at



Pete Wolf

Executive Director

Life Science Cares Philadelphia