Catalytic Giving

BioBus

We provided the earliest funding to BioBus, a mobile science laboratory to help minority, female, and low-income students from kindergarten through college discover, explore, and pursue science. Since our catalytic grants, over 15 major foundations, corporations, and government entities have committed funds to assist over 200,000 students at more than 500 schools in discovering the thrill of science.

Students who board the BioBus learn to use advanced laboratory equipment, participate in curriculum-aligned scientific instruction, and are exposed to sustainable energy/green technology through the bus’s construction. Students who exhibit a desire to delve deeper into the sciences, conduct additional experiments, or explore science-related careers can do so at one of two BioBus locations in Harlem or the Lower East Side, which we helped to create.