CBF Partnerships and Support

The California Biotechnology Foundation (CBF) is committed to supporting causes and organizations championing healthcare innovation and equity including a variety of organizations making strides in life sciences and life science education.


The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; champion clean air for all; improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and create a tobacco-free future.

Connecting to Cure Crohn’s and Colitis unites the IBD community to promote public awareness about Crohn’s and colitis, to fund research for new treatments and cures, and to support patients and their families living with these chronic illnesses.

Hep B Free Campaign puts the San Francisco Bay Area at the forefront of the nation in fighting chronic hepatitis B. It is the largest, most intensive healthcare campaign for Asian and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.

Public Health Institute and its programs improve health, equity and wellness by discovering new research, strengthening key partnerships and programs, and advancing sound public health policies. Our hundreds of programs have impacted millions of people, creating an architecture that will continue to impact communities for generations to come.

The Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California (SCDFC) addresses the needs of individuals with sickle cell disease and their families by emphasizing educational and support programs and services that meet the physical,

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness about women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s and to educating the public — women and men — about lifestyle changes they can make to protect their brain health.

World Economic Forum CBF was proud to partner with the World Economic Forum on the ‘6 expert essays on the future of biotech’ featured at the 2019 Dubai World Conference.

STEM & Education

Biocom Institute is a nonprofit organization established in 2008 by Biocom, the largest and most experienced advocate for California’s life science sector. Biocom’s mission is to develop and promote a skilled and diverse pipeline of talent to accelerate the growth of the California’s life science ecosystem.

Biotech Partners is an independent non- profit organization which focuses on helping students underrepresented in the field of biotechnology attain personal, academic, and professional development experiences through in-classroom instruction and paid internships within the biotech and health industries.

The California Museum engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history, its diversity and its unique influence on the world of ideas, innovation, art and culture. Through interactive experiences, the Museum inspires visitors to make a mark on history.

Girl Up STEM for Social Good Boot Camp: CBF Executive Director Patty Cooper was a featured speaker and judge for Girl Up’s Social Good Bootcamp, sharing her insights into STEM career paths.

NexGeneGirls provides opportunities for young girls of color from low-income communities to participate in scientific processes through fun, hands-on science activities, lab experiments, and workshops that convey scientific principles while building self-confidence and developing the skills to problem-solve using math and technology.

Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy (OMI) develops leaders of character by providing a rigorous seven-year college preparatory program to promote excellence in the four pillars of academics, leadership, citizenship, and athletics.

St. HOPE charter schools aim to graduate self-motivated, industrious and critical thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a degree from a four-year college.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

California Women Lead is California’s largest nonpartisan association of women leaders and provides a positive environment for women involved in public policy to discuss issues and develop relationships. California Women Lead fight for gender parity at our local and state offices, as well as our decision-making boards and commissions, so that all Californians know they are truly represented.

Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.

The Harvey Milk Foundation envisions governments that celebrate the rich and universally empowering diversity of humanity, where all individuals – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, the young, the disabled – all who had been excluded can fully participate in all societal rights without exception.

The Latino Community Foundation committed to fulfill this mission by building a movement of civically engaged philanthropic leaders, investing in Latino-led organizations, and increasing political participation of Latinos in California.

She Shares is a conversation series featuring trailblazing women leaders who have created a lasting impact for women in California and beyond.