Foundation Timeline

  • 1993 - Foundation incorporates as 501c3 in California as Peter Gruber Foundation
  • 1995 - Foundation HQ moves to St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands and commences local giving to include: private school scholarships; Laws of Life Essay Contest in public schools; Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands; social services; arts
  • 2000 - International Prize Program commences with the Cosmology Prize
  • 2001 - In partnership with the International Astronomical Union, the Foundation awards first fellowship for young astronomers
  • 2001 - Genetics and Justice Prizes are added to International Prize Program
  • 2002 - Foundation, in conjunction with Globalvest Management (Peter Gruber's business), pledges $500,000 to the Globalvest/Gruber Scholars Program at the Antilles School in St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
  • 2003 - Women's Rights Prize is added to International Prize Program
  • 2004 - Neuroscience Prize is added to International Prize Program
  • 2004 - In conjunction with the American Society of Human Genetics and the Genetics Society of America, the Foundation awards the first Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award
  • 2005 - In conjunction with the Society for Neuroscience, the Foundation awards the first Peter Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience
  • 2007 - Foundation changes name to The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, unveils a new logo and revamped website, and opens a branch office in New York City
  • 2011 - Patricia and Peter Gruber and Yale University President Richard C. Levin announce the formation of The Gruber Foundation at Yale University