Real estate professional Elliot Feuerstein is a developer based in San Diego, California. A philanthropist as well, Elliot Feuerstein supports the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
The V Foundation was launched in 1994 with a mission to save lives through finding cures for cancer. Every single dollar donated to the foundation goes to fund cancer research. Since its inception, the organization has given out over $200 million in cancer research grants, facilitating groundbreaking research that brings the world closer to finding a cure.
The organization gives different types of grants including scholar grants totaling $200,000 and translational grants totaling $600,000. The grant selection process is very competitive, with the V Foundation inviting all National Cancer Institute-designated cancer facilities to nominate researchers for funding consideration. The organization’s Scientific Advisory Committee reviews all applications and recommends the best for funding.
Afterward, grant recipients are expected to furnish the organization with progress reports every year. In 2018, the V Foundation gave grants to researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Duke Cancer Institute, the MD Anderson Cancer Institute, and Ohio State University.