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Brain Cancer
It’s personal to us

The Sontag Foundation is dedicated to advancing brain cancer research by investing in brilliant scientists who are committed to the pursuit of bold, innovative, and transformative ideas.

Early-Career Development Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award

This prestigious $600,000 award is presented annually to extraordinary scientists with the potential to make a significant impact in the field and improve the lives of patients and families impacted by a brain cancer diagnosis.

$50+ Million

To advance scientific discoveries and treatment breakthroughs
The Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award
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Grantees receive a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted award. Each unique glass brain illuminates from its base representing the spirit of curiosity and innovation.
Grantees receive a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted award. Each unique glass brain illuminates from its base representing the spirit of curiosity and innovation.
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The Sontag Innovation Fund

Established in 2021, this strategic venture philanthropy fund invests in early stage, high-risk, and innovative technologies with the potential to drive cures and improve the quality of life or life expectancy for brain cancer patients.

Learn about the Innovation Fund
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