Previous Pauchon Grantees

Projects We have helped

American Forest

Jad Daley President & CEO

Urban Forestry

Securing a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live.

Lucy King

The mission of STE is to secure a future for elephants in harmony with people. Our rationale is to plan conservation of elephants and their environment through research on movements, ecology, and behaviour, and through community programmes, and to look at conservation from an elephant’s point of view which we do through our projects.

Cancer Reserch

Dr. Mildred Acevedo-Duncan

Dr. Acevedo-Duncan's research laboratory investigates signal transduction pathways involved in cell cycle control in high-grade gliomas, one of the most radioresistant forms of cancer.

Solar Water Purification

Erica Leslie

Solvatten is a combined portable water treatment and water heater system that has been designed for off-grid household use in the developing world. It is an easy, innovative solution that provides access to clean, hot water to people throughout the world. Thanks to its durable design Solvatten is a low cost way to get clean, hot water.

Innovative hearing loss solution


Increasing opportunities for the hearing impaired through solving hearing loss problems and offering career opportunities.

Build Change

Elizabeth Hausler, PhD

Build Change saves lives by working with people to design, build, retrofit and finance housing and schools so they do not collapse in earthquakes and typhoons." Elizabeth Hausler, PhD. Founder and CEO.

Water Purification

Anthony Rueda and Dillon Johnson

Our final award for the Betterment of Mankind 2016 went to Anthony Rueda and Dillon Johnson from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania. I had the pleasure of spending the day with these two brilliant inventors. Their product is SoukeWater a portable water bottle that kills germs and waterborne parasites. Congratulations!

Metabolic Bone Disease

Dr. Wei Yao

One of the winners of the 2016 Betterment of Mankind Awards. We recognized Dr Yao for her work in the development of a biological with the potential for the treatment of Osteoporosis, Inflammatory Arthritis and fracture healing.

Employing and benefiting the homeless

Veronika Scott

One of our 2016 award winners for the Betterment of Mankind. The "Empwr Coat" is a water resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag or be worm as an over the shoulder bag. They employ 39 people who were previously homeless. Coats have been distributed in 40 States and 7 Canadian Provinces. "Creating jobs that lift people out of poverty"

Sonic Wave Fire Suppression

Viet Tran & Seth Robertson

A device that emits sound waves for the purpose of extinguishing fires. Invented by Engineering Students at George Mason University.

Non-acid Based Batteries

Dr. Sri Narayan

Dr. Sri Narayan of Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at University of Southern California. First place winner of the Pauchon Award 2014 for his work in non acid based batteries. December 2014.

Artificial Limbs for Developing Nations.

Dr. Joel Carlos Huegel West

Guadalajara University, Mexico with Dr. Joel Carlos Huegel West. He was recognized for his work on artificial limbs for developing nations.

Rice Husk Gasifier

Alexis Belonio

Development & Disseminations of Rice Husk Gasifier Power Generating Device for Small Farmers Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Philippines

Scripps Research Institute


Awarding our first research grant to the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla was an exciting and rewarding day for Executive Director, Marilyn Librers.  After evaluating several applications for grants the Board of Directors identified research being done by William H. Gerwich of the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine at Scripps and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy.  This project has identified a potent new anti-cancer drug isolated from toxic blue-green algae found in the South Pacific. Pauchon Foundation has affectionately named the project “mermaid’s hair” and is delighted to be part of this cutting edge technology. A  financial grant in the amount of $5000 has been awarded so they may continue further research.

Science Alive Program


The Pauchon Foundationpartnered with Gavilan Community College and their Science Alive program.  This one day seminar on the sciences is open to middle school age children in the Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister communities in California.  Each student attends three different hands on seminars, followed by lunch and an afternoon guest speaker geared for their age group.  The Foundation is proud to be able to participate in this science  learning experience and also to have given a $500 sponsorship donation to help fund the event.

Thermoacoustic Kettle Co-Generator

Dr. Steven Garrett

Thermoacoustic Kettle Co-Generator Pennsylvania State University, State College


Pauchon Research Foundation. Funding the Future

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