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Save Our Science Funding: Foundations coalesce "to bulwark high-payoff basic research" and bridge gap left by federal funding cuts.

"'We know from history that the health of America's scientific enterprise has a profound impact on the nation's economy, its defense, and its discovery and innovation capability,' says a 'Call to Action' signed by Conn and the chiefs of six other philanthropic foundations — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement — the big guns among private donors to support basic research."-- Dan Vergano, USA Today

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