Current Funders

SPARK’s success depends on our thoughtful and generous sponsors.

SPARK is immensely grateful for our generous funders. Without their continued support, SPARK would cease to exist. Below are our current funders and links to more information on their organizations. Click here to learn more about contributing to SPARK’s mission. For specific partnering and business opportunities, click here.


Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)

MCHRI has been supporting SPARK projects for over 7 years. Its mission, to accelerate Stanford discoveries to improve the health of pregnant women and children by fostering transdisciplinary research, complements and furthers SPARK’s own mission. SPARK appreciates MCHRI and its director, Dr. Mary Leonard, for their continued support. To learn more about MCHRI click here.


Stanford Medicine Dean’s Office

From its beginning in 2006, SPARK has been supported by the generosity of the Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine. Dean Lloyd Minor’s ongoing financial and institutional support has been vital to the growth and the expansion of SPARK and to the advancement of new therapies and diagnostics. Learn more about Stanford Medicine here.


Stanford Bio-X

SPARK is grateful for the support of Bio-X, Stanford’s interdisciplinary biosciences institute, bringing together biomedical and life science researchers, clinicians, engineers, physicists, and computational scientists to unlock the secrets of the human body. To learn more about Bio-X click here.


Stanford Spectrum

SPARK is supported by the NIH Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) through the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education (Spectrum). Learn more about Spectrum here.


Stanford Cancer Institute

SPARK thanks the Stanford Cancer Institute for its generous support of SPARK projects. To learn more about SCI and its work to advance the understanding and treatment of cancer, click here.


CDD Vault

In-kind support for drug discovery informatics is kindly provided by CDD Vault.


SPARK also thanks the following Departments at Stanford University for their generous support of SPARK projects:

Department of Ophthalmology

Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Department of Pediatrics

Department of Neurosurgery