$5 Million Grant from Mastercard Funds Innovative Diversity Initiatives at Weill Cornell Medicine

March 16, 2021

Weill Cornell Medicine will launch a suite of innovative programs to foster and sustain a more diverse faculty through the support of a $5 million grant from the Mastercard Impact Fund. With the goal of establishing mentorship and inclusion standards in academic medicine and healthcare, the grant will support a range of diversity and inclusion programs including the development of a mentoring curriculum, the establishment of a faculty diversity incentive program and competitive career development awards for junior faculty from underrepresented in medicine (URM) populations and those with childcare commitments, often female faculty.

The Mastercard Impact Fund was established by global technology company Mastercard in 2018 with 20 percent of the company’s savings from U.S. and European tax reform to administer grants related to inclusive growth. Today’s grant is an extension of Mastercard’s In-Solidarity commitment to use the full breadth of its resources to combat discrimination and advance inclusion and equality.

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