Mission: To support the efforts of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, to advance science for the benefit of humanity.
About the organization: Founded in 1944, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science is a community of visionaries working to advance science for the benefit of humanity. To that end, the organization partners with individuals, families, foundations, and the business community to develop philanthropic funding for the Weizmann Institute; educates the American public about the research conducted at the institute; and represents the institute's interests in the United States.
Current programs: The organization supports the institute's work in the areas of cancer research, technology, education, the environment, health and medicine, and physics. The organization also provides opportunities for project-based donations and to visit the institute's campus in Israel.
COVID-19 response: In response to the pandemic, the institute has launched an emergency grants program to support postdoctoral fellows whose research has been curtailed by virus-related restrictions.
Website: Visitors to the organization's website can learn more about the achievements of its researchers, read news about the institute's latest discoveries — including its coronavirus efforts — and/or keep abreast of developments through its blog. Visitors can also learn more about getting involved or make a donation to the organization in support of its efforts to stop the virus and prevent future outbreaks.
Funding: The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science is supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations.