Michelson Philanthropies creates transformative opportunities, makes positive impact investments, and fosters strategic partnerships supporting vulnerable or underserved communities.
WHAT WE DO
Fund forward-thinking medical research
Support animal welfare
Promote equity and access to education for all
Advance intellectual property education
Make impact investments that spur innovation
Operate programs that fix broken systems
Make catalytic grants to high-reward opportunities
Drive progress through education and advocacy
Through compelling research and actionable tools, our goal is to build a stronger rental housing industry and a more pet-positive world.
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Our survey found that 92% of renters and 93% of rental housing operators agree pets are important members of the family. We will use this positive connection with animals to drive the conversation, working together to help rewrite decades-old policies and find homes that keep pets and people together.
83% of property managers say pet-friendly vacancies fill faster. There’s a clear financial advantage for rental housing operators – and it could lead to millions more pets finding good homes.
Through relevant research, resources and tools, we want to help the rental housing industry explore pet-friendly opportunities, while also supporting pet owners in being a positive part of their community.
CONNECTING CALIFORNIA: SOLVING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Join the Michelson 20MM Foundation alongside California’s leading digital equity advocates and community champions for a special town hall conversation on ending digital discrimination.
Unlocking the Secrets of Immunity: Meet Dr. Jenna Guthmiller, 2022 Michelson Prize Recipient and Influenza Vaccine Innovator
Jenna Guthmiller first learned about immunology growing up on her family’s dairy farm, where her parents showed her the importance of vaccines to an animal’s health. “The idea that a dead or weakened version of a pathogen could provide protection against something that would otherwise make the animals sick was fascinating to me,” says Guthmiller.
This program features the recipients of the Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants, an international prize that supports early-career...
The Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Immunome Project award Dr. Noam Auslander, Dr. Jenna Guthmiller, Romain Guyon, and Dr. Brittany Hartwell with the Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants.
2023 Open Arms Challenge: Michelson Found Animals Foundation and National Partners Invite Animal Shelters to Increase Inclusivity and Adoptions The...
Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are now one step closer to understanding how to halt the spread of the deadly disease in the body.
2022 was a year of many outstanding accomplishments for the Michelson Found Animals Foundation and its impact programs. The Michelson Institute for Pet Professions (MIPP) pet groomer training program is paving the way by providing much-needed pet care career training resources to underserved Los Angeles communities with a passion for working with animals.
Discover how industry leaders Oculus Realty and The Management Group are embracing the PIHI approach and creating stronger communities as a result.
Thanks to their efforts, Michelson Found Animals provided services to over 2,000 families through our weekly pet pantries and monthly pet wellness events. Since the Better Neighbor Project launch in 2020, we have had the privilege of serving over 84,000 pets in need.
The webinar delved into these questions and more as we discussed California’s Best Practices for Students Transitioning From Prison to Campus. During the event, directly impacted leaders will explore how educational and carceral institutions can work together to ensure student success.
On November 16, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) joined the Michelson 20MM Foundation to discuss how we can eliminate digital...