Access to early stage investment dollars and follow up investment rounds have been a challenge for Arizona's growing life science industry since the creation of the Arizona Bioscience Cluster in 1997.

AZ-HCIF, a separate  philanthropic endowment account managed within the Healthcare Impact Foundation, is part of a multi-pronged strategy to address this issue by establishing a vehicle for ongoing and sustained investments that will help Arizona life since innovators grow great companies and discover, develop, and deliver life saving and life changing innovations that will benefit Arizonans today and for generations to come.

Achieving our  goal requires a community effort.

Arizona's "collaborative gene" will play a major role in the success AZ-HCIF.  It will take a a combination of time, treasury and talent from a growing team of volunteers and donors to achieve the goal of building a $200 million endowment for AZ-HCIF and a $50 Million Direct Impact Fund by the end of 2019.

How to Get Involved

Teams are forming to help achieve our goal to build the $200 million endowment for AZ-HCIF and a $50 Million Direct Impact Fund by the end of 2019.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

Time and Talent

  • Creation of Marketing Materials and Platforms
  • Spreading the word on Social Media
  • Providing Connections to local leaders and potential donors

To explore how you can get involved, please contact us.

Treasury

The Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation (OTEF) is able to accept individual donations of any size today via our PayPal based platform.  When the AZ-HCIF Endowment meets is first investment milestone of $5 million and the separate account for AZ-HCIF has been opened at JP Morgan Private Bank, this function will transfer over to the Healthcare Impact Foundation (HCIF).

To make an online donation with your credit card, use the button below.




For other giving options, please contact us.

For larger donations or donations of securities (publicly traded or closely held), bonds, or mutual fund shares, please contact us.

Structured as a  portfolio of endowments, each HCIF separate account is dedicated to the community that creates it and is managed with a goal of growing the base endowment and distributing a steady and sustained stream of funding annually that can be distributed by the community's trustees into the areas of its life science ecosystem in a way that will have the greatest potential impact.

Healthcare Impact Foundation (“HCIF”) was formed in 2017 as a 501c3 public charity and is dedicated to building a better private equity ecosystem for healthcare innovations and supporting the commercialization of healthcare innovations as they progress from the research laboratory to the patient.

Structured as a  portfolio of endowments, each HCIF separate account is dedicated to the community that creates it and is managed with a goal of growing the base endowment and distributing a steady and sustained stream of funding annually that can be distributed by the community's trustees into the areas of its life science ecosystem in a way that will have the greatest potential impact.