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Who We Are

Originally chartered in 1949 as the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., UNC Health Foundation fosters philanthropic support of clinical care, research and education for areas across UNC Health, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC Children’s, the UNC School of Medicine and many other divisions, centers and institutes.

At UNC Health Foundation, we work diligently for the medical professionals and healthcare providers who improve health for all. We power philanthropy to support the highest quality clinical care, life-changing research and innovative education at home and around the world.

Our Promise

From ensuring North Carolina’s underserved rural communities have access to primary care physicians; to improving AIDS outcomes in Africa; from discovering new cancer treatments to predicting the onset of autism; UNC Health supports empathy and expertise in patient care, research, education and advocacy.