Keck Foundation Awards $20 Million to UCLA for Biomedical Research

Keck Foundation Awards $20 Million to UCLA for Biomedical Research

The University of California, Los Angeles has announced a $20 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation in support of research at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

The gift will fund competitive biomedical research grants and support renovations at UCLA Medical Plaza, one of Southern California's busiest outpatient care centers. In recognition of the foundation's support — which, with the latest gift, totals $55 million — the space surrounding the three main outpatient buildings on the plaza will be named W.M. Keck Court.

"UCLA is proud to continue its decades-long partnership with the Keck Foundation," said UCLA chancellor Gene Block. "Its visionary investments have helped accelerate groundbreaking discoveries that have improved countless lives."

"Our relationship with UCLA and the University of California has been a source of great pride for both institutions," said Robert Day, W.M. Keck's grandson and the foundation's chair and CEO. "We believe this partnership with UCLA will continue to fund outstanding research to expand the boundaries of medical knowledge and improve quality of life for many."

"$20 Million From W.M. Keck Foundation to UCLA Will Enhance Patient Experience, Spur Medical Research." University of California, Los Angeles Press Release 04/02/2019.