Advancing Medical Research
Supporting early-stage research with a future-focused framework
Rewriting the Future
The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization working to create solutions to some of humanity’s most intractable challenges. We operate at the nexus between medical scientists, innovative researchers, and visionary donors. Together, we’re bringing transformative medical research, education, and technology to the world. These are the breakthroughs that promise longer, healthier, happier lives to people with debilitating conditions.
We support innovative, entrepreneurial medical researchers who are taking on some of humanity’s toughest and most important challenges. Many of these underfunded individuals are working at the bleeding-edge of science with a view of the future and the knowledge to create real, impactful solutions. By providing vital early-stage network and funding support, the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust is partnering with other funders to fill in the resources they need to create a better future through science.
Working together, the Trust and our partner scientists, researchers, and donors are creating new ways of thinking and problem-solving. We’re solving problems today and creating future impact in the medical field by connecting ideas in new ways and forging strategic links between those in need and those with the capacity to provide the answers.
We push toward the future by embracing new approaches and early-stage research. While other organizations shy away from moonshots, we embrace them, recognizing that high-risk ideas often have the highest impact when they succeed.
“The future is fluid, not frozen. It is constructed by our shifting and changing daily decisions, and each event influences all others.”
- Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave
Championing a Better Future
The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust was born out of a love of family and a dedication to humanity. The work we do honors the legacy of our founders, Alvin and Heidi Toffler, and their daughter Karen. Our efforts are grounded in the same spirit that motivated their work and their writings about learning, technology, thinking, and change. It is with that dedication that we work to empower those who challenge conventional thinking and strive to create a healthier future.
Leaning Into the Future and Working with Passion
See a Bigger Picture
Passion and promise fuel our work, the work of those we fund and support, and the people in their lives.
Your involvement will change humanity for the better.