W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Gift: $50,000,000
Recipient: Weston Brain Institute

Purpose: To bridge the gap between early science and viable diagnostic tools or treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
Notable: This is the Weston Foundation’s second investment of $50 million in the Weston Brain Institute, which it underwrites. Since 2012, the Toronto-based institute has committed $50-million to neurodegenerative research and funded more than 90 research proposals, making it Canada‚Äôs largest not-for-profit funder in the field.