Approach & Funding

The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) operating foundation.  JKTG discretely funds science, scientists/researchers, and projects; it does not fund laboratories. This approach – unique selection and support of unbiased research – differs from other grant-making foundations.

Operationally, JKTG identifies subject areas in which it has an interest, with which it wishes to be involved and which it believes great impact could be made. JKTG then identifies researchers or scientists in the applicable field possessing demonstrated capabilities and then, collaboratively, considers appropriate projects. As a result, JKTG generally selects the scientists/researchers before a project is defined.


This approach allows JKTG to understand specifically what a project did or did not demonstrate.