Our Mission

The Cavendish Impact Foundation accelerates breakthroughs — championing extraordinary innovations, catalytic ideas, and, most importantly, visionary leaders. The Foundation aims to solve complex problems and accelerate innovations, alleviate human suffering, address inequities, and improve the quality of human life through disruptive and scalable projects in the life sciences, education, inclusive entrepreneurship and global sustainability.

Supporting leaders, projects, companies and organizations at all stages

The Foundation will identify, recognize and foster impact and excellence, especially in visionary projects and individuals who may not otherwise receive the support and recognition they need to solve a global human problem and achieve disruptive impact.

The Foundation will initially provide critical support to early-stage innovations aiming to improve human life by addressing devastating and complex conditions, including cancer, cardiac, infectious and neurological diseases, and by supporting breakthroughs in cutting-edge research.

Through four key programs, the Foundation will empower inspired social entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators at all career stages.


Cavendish Impact Awards

The Foundation will engage in identifying and awarding the most promising and accomplished entrepreneurs with financial prizes and community support.


The Foundation will provide the resources and access necessary to support individuals leading pro-social movements with outsized disruptive impact.



The Foundation will support transformational impact through the deployment of grants to companies and organizations identified through a competitive, merit-based selection process, reviewing each candidate’s meaningful impact and demonstration of the Foundation’s core values.

Direct Investment

Outstanding early-stage companies with strong potential for long-term growth and impact may receive direct investment through a competitive, merit-based application and selection process. Investment profits will be returned to the Foundation’s endowment, to be reinvested in the next generation of outstanding companies and organizations.

Donor-Advised Impact

The Foundation provides a Donor-Advised Impact Investment Fund for philanthropists and private individuals seeking to invest in companies providing social and environmental impact. Additionally, with the guidance of donors, the Foundation will provide awards to leading researchers.