INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE

Pennington Biomedical receives significant funding through competitive grants awarded to faculty, primarily from the National Institutes of Health, as well as the United States Department of Defense and the US Department of Agriculture. The institution has received funding from The State of Louisiana, which historically has provided approximately 25% of Pennington's annual operating support, and in 2008 made an investment in facilities expansion.

INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE

Mindful of the challenging economic environment that exists for state and NIH funding, Pennington Biomedical has increasingly sought private contributions and other funding sources. We have developed a number of partnerships with national and international food companies, the pharmaceutical industry and various national health organizations to drive research and future growth. Moreover, we have created numerous collaborations with more than 50 national and international research universities.

Private donations are vital to the future of Pennington Biomedical. These philanthropic gifts are the heart and lifeblood of the Center. Whatever the giving preference, private contributions can be rapidly deployed to fuel pilot projects, support the recruitment and retention of the best scientific minds, advance frontiers in new technology and enterprise, endow chairs and professorships, and invest in the health and well being of citizens.

Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization and is affiliated with Pennington Biomedical Research Center to accept, manage and steward private philanthropy from individuals, foundations and corporations. To learn more about investing in Pennington Biomedical's strategic initiatives with unrestricted, restricted or endowed gifts, please contact the Foundation at 225-763-2511 or email info@pbrf.org