EIN 61-1029626

University of Louisville Research Foundation

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The University of Louisville Research Foundation is organized for the purpose of promoting and supporting Research projects, investigations, clinical services, and other activities relating to the missions of the University of Louisville.
Related structure
University of Louisville Research Foundation is a subordinate organization under University of Louisville Hospital.
Also known as...
Univ of Louisville Dept of Medicine; Univ of Louis Research Foundation
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Program areas at University of Louisville Research Foundation

The University of Louisville Research Foundation houses financial activity related to services provided by the UofL Health Sciences Center and over 1,100 physician faculty within the University's School of Medicine. The faculty at the School of Medicine staff 250 clinics over a multi-state region and provided the following services during the fiscal year: - Added 9 service lines and locations to serve the local community and the Commonwealth; - Built a comprehensive access center to improve patient access into the University's healthcare system; - Treatment provided in over 830,000 separate patient visits; - Added more than 82,000 new patients to clinics; and - Added 43 new physicians and 20 advanced practice practitioners to the University's clinics throughout the region.
The University of Louisville Research Foundation provides funding for student scholarships at the University of Louisville. During the fiscal year, the organization provided almost $58 million in funds to over 16,000 students at the University.
The University of Louisville Research Foundation (ULRF) secured over $200 million in funding during the fiscal year to support new and continued groundbreaking research. It was the organization's most successful year in its history for securing such awards for competitively-funded research. This increase in funding totaled more than $30 million which was more than the record set in the previous year. Funding for ULRF's projects supported work to address some of the biggest global problems of our time, including: - Establishment of the Co-Immunity Project which included (1) identifying COVID-19 risks to hospital and frontline healthcare providers and their patients in order to assist healthcare systems with identifying potential resource stressors when making staffing decisions; (2) using a comprehensive wastewater-based epidemiology program to monitor the presence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 through and extensive analysis of community wastewater; (3) using a surface water study to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in surface water to provide tools for public leaders and waterway users to make informed decisions; and (4) conducting a community study to learn the rate of COVID-19 infection so that members of the community could make informed decisions about participation in local group activities. - Development of a pharmaceutical agent to prevent serious viral respiratory infections such as COVID-19 using Q-Griffithsin, a drug compound developed and co-owned by the organization. - Renovation of research facilities to provide a centralized vivarium to house rodent and aquatics species to support a broad range of research efforts. - Creation of a coalition of schools called "Pathways Coalition" to create a Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate program focusing on enhancing student knowledge in the realm of cybersecurity foundational courses while using healthcare data examples and use cases. - Using the University's Center for Integrative Environmental Health Science (CIEHS) to facilitate continued research and training focusing on exposure to industrial chemicals and lifestyle factors in the development of chronic adult diseases. - Facilitated increased access to oral health care services for people living with HIV, while providing education and clinical training for dental care providers, through the Ryan White Part B program. - Continued research on epidural stimulation improvement of neurogenic locomotoer, bladder, and bowel function for individuals with acute spinal cord injury.
The University of Louisville Research Foundation provides multiple opportunities for conferences, training, and continuing education activities for medical and other professionals established in their fields.

Grants made by University of Louisville Research Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Clinical Research FoundationResearch Support$50,000

Who funds University of Louisville Research Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF)Funding of Endowed Chairs, Education and Research$951,099
Christopher and Dana Reeve FoundationBig Idea$938,457
Norton HealthcareSupport Expanded Research Iniatives Through Support of Laboratory Space and Equipment$300,000
...and 28 more grants received totalling $3,807,248

Personnel at University of Louisville Research Foundation

Susan HowarthFormer Vice President$0
Daniel A DurbinVice President$0
Diane MedleyTreasurer$0
Sandra FrazierVice Chair$0
James M. RogersChair$0
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for University of Louisville Research Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$218,833,551
Program services$378,744,896
Investment income and dividends$-5,404
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$833,311
Net rental income$3,910
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-7,995
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-118,236
Miscellaneous revenues$90,074
Total revenues$598,374,107

Form 990s for University of Louisville Research Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062021-01-28990View PDF
2018-062019-09-14990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-09-25990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 13, 2023
Received grants
Identified 17 new grant, including a grant for $938,457 from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $1,058,198 from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 22 new grant, including a grant for $951,099 from Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF)
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 18, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersMedical research organizationsChapter / child organizationsCharities
Funds one specific organizationPolitical advocacyConducts researchLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
2215 S Brook St
Louisville, KY 40208
Metro area
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
Jefferson County, KY
Website URL
(502) 852-6164
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
H11: Medical Research Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
Parent/child status
Subordinate organization
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