For generations, the Klingenstein family has valued family involvement, patience and discipline, scientific research, measurable results, the advice of experts, and the joy that comes from helping make a difference in people’s lives.
Tackling important issues to benefit people
Klingenstein Philanthropies is committed to helping people by supporting breakthrough research in neuroscience, and by funding programs that improve the lives of children, especially in the fields of mental health, oral health, medicine, and education.
Disciplined commitments to our areas of focus
The areas we commit to are challenging and do not lend themselves to easy answers or quick fixes. They require patience and a long-term perspective. Once the decision has been made to get involved in a field, we tend to stay the course.
Current Funding Opportunities
We’re grateful for our partners in neuroscience, children’s health, and independent education. Please look through the current funding opportunities to see if there is an opportunity for us to work together.
Four Klingenstein-Simons Fellows Receive NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Lucas Cheadle, Yvette Fisher, Hidehiko Inagaki and Summer Thyme have been named 2022 recipients of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. Established in 2007, the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award supports early career researchers working on innovative, high-impact projects in the biomedical, behavioral, or social sciences. It is part of the…
Research shows links between LENA Grow participation and social-emotional growth
LENA, an Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund grantee, launched an initiative in 2021 to bring its “talk pedometer” technology and practice-based professional development to early childhood educators in Washington, D.C. Results show that participating children experienced significant increases in all domains of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA), including Initiative, Self-regulation, and Attachment/Relationships, as…
Pitt Psychiatry Awarded $16.2M by National Institute of Mental Health Center
Led by David Brent, a member of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee, the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychiatry has been awarded a $16.2M National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant focused on addressing adolescent suicide, with a focus on Black and Hispanic youth. Learn more from the University of Pittsburgh.
We wish to honor several generations of the Klingenstein family, past and present, as we bring together our longstanding areas of interest with our more recent work to improve the lives of those in need.