About The Karen Toffler
Charitable Trust


Working with passion and innovation to advance early-stage medical research


High-Impact, Future-Focused Change

The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust is a nonprofit organization working to revolutionize medical research, education, and technology to address neurological diseases.

To achieve the world-changing breakthroughs our legacy demands, we create strong partnerships with cutting-edge organizations and promising young researchers through the annual funding of projects. Our focus is on early-stage research that advances the medical field in profound, high-impact ways.

Our audacious goals are only possible with the support of our partners. To maximize our impact on the world, we strive to connect our network more deeply to foster new ways of thinking and problem-solving. We draw on their expertise, perspectives, and ideas as we work to find solutions to humanity’s most difficult problems.


The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust honors the Toffler legacy by supporting the advancement of medical research, education, and technology that leads to an improved future society.



A world where each generation is continuously striving to find solutions to medical, health related, and other societal problems with innovative thinking.

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”

― Alvin Toffler, Future Shock


Continuing a
Future-Focused Legacy

Alvin and Heidi Toffler studied and wrote about virtually every facet of modern society. Political, military, and business leaders all over the world continue to rely on their insights to adapt to the increasingly rapid changes shaping our lives.

The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust continues their legacy of curiosity, adaptation, and synthesis. Our focus on early-stage research, high-impact ideas, and cross-disciplinary problem-solving pushes the future of humanity in a brighter, more hopeful direction.

We Believe In


We work across the globe, urging others and ourselves to step into the future and consider the present world in its larger context.


We find effective ways to share knowledge and make connections, driving collectively toward a significantly improved civilization.


We seek bold, courageous ideas that connect across disciplines and that solve persistent challenges facing humanity.


We embrace and encourage relentless curiosity and continuous learning to create understanding and progress.

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.