The Leakey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to funding scientific research that explores the many facets of human origins and sharing the results of this research through our innovative educational programs.
Foundation is based in San Francisco, California, and is the only U.S. funding organization wholly committed to human origins research and education throughout the world.
The Leakey Foundation promotes a multidisciplinary approach to exploring human origins. Foundationaward more than $800,000 annually in field and laboratory grants for vital new research and long-term projects. We give special encouragement to early career scientists asking new questions and seeking innovative ways to answer these questions about human evolution. Like venture capitalists, The Leakey Foundation understands that the greatest rewards come from taking the greatest risks.