Knowledge, Research & Innovation
A Smart Way to Help Make a Better World
Driven by founder Chuck Feeney’s strong and passionate belief in how investments in higher education and research ripple through all levels of society, Atlantic made both key grantmaking priorities over the years.
Our work focused on helping produce the best and brightest minds, create new knowledge and make breakthrough discoveries in fields such as science and medicine. The payoff has been stronger economies, scientific progress and improved health care, especially for disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Where in the World We’ve Supported This Work
Atlantic’s commitment to strengthening higher education and supporting the development of new knowledge led to investments in Australia, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam.
How We Helped Create Knowledge, Underwrite Research and Support Innovation
University Research Across Ireland
Atlantic catalysed co-investment with government to support higher education and advanced research in the Republic of Ireland.
UCSF Mission Bay
Atlantic invested heavily in UCSF’s Mission Bay campus—providing $290 million in grants—which helped realize many of the buildings on the site.
Effective Nonprofits & Philanthropy
Atlantic made grants to promote standards of excellence and encourage sharing of information and resources among nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
We've supported the building and development of facilities for higher education at key centers of excellence and promise.
A $350 million Atlantic grant enabled Cornell University to build a New York City tech center that has become a magnet for world-class researchers, young entrepreneurs and business incubators.
Atlantic grants underwrote research around the world aimed at finding and developing life-saving biomedical breakthroughs.