SickKids Breakthrough Fund
Breakthrough Fund members invest in SickKids research with the greatest potential to change the lives of children in Canada and around the world.
The Breakthrough Fund at SickKids is a new way to lead in the fight for child health. It’s a fusion of investing and charitable giving, known as venture philanthropy. By joining, you become a member of a select group of savvy investors who choose and fund SickKids innovations with real-world commercialization potential. Simply put, by becoming a venture philanthropist, you’re helping get the most promising science and research into clinicians’ hands and children’s healthcare faster.
WHY VENTURE PHILANTHROPY MATTERS
SickKids has a track record of discovery. But it’s typically a long and arduous road to turn research breakthroughs into new clinical products and practices. Successful innovations can take 7 to 12 years to make it to market. Many ideas with great potential fail along the way, often due to a shortage of early-stage funding. SickKids is facing this challenge by encouraging a culture of entrepreneurship with support from venture philanthropists.
We’re seeking partners willing to join forces and invest in a collective fund that boosts the chances of commercial success for SickKids breakthroughs and innovations—diagnostic tools, medical devices, and precision therapies of the future.