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.

Maternal and Child Health Research Institute at Stanford University (MCHRI)



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


LEO Foundation

The LEO Foundation, one of Denmark’s largest commercial foundations, provides philanthropic grants to scientists conducting research on skin diseases. SPARK is very thankful that the LEO Foundation is supporting our dermatology faculty in developing novel therapies for skin diseases. To learn more about the LEO foundation, 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. Our sincere appreciation to the Dean and his entire team for their largesse. Learn more about Stanford Medicine here.