Working Together to Improve Health

The Cura Foundation partners with like-minded organizations that work on improving human health and wellness globally.

Our Partnerships

Alliance for Cell Therapy Now

Alliance for Cell Therapy Now (ACT Now) is an independent, non-profit organization devoted to advancing the availability of and access to safe and effective cell therapies for patients in need. ACT Now convenes experts and stakeholders to develop and advance sound policies that will improve the development, manufacturing, delivery, and improvement of regenerative cell therapies. Learn more

NFL Alumni Health

The NFL Alumni Association (NFL Alumni) was founded in 1967 and is the oldest and most recognizable national organization of retired professional athletes. NFL Alumni consists of former NFL players, coaches, executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and associate members. 
To support the NFL Alumni triple mission of “Caring for our Own,” “Caring for Kids,” and “Caring for Our Community,” NFL Alumni Health is improving the health and wellness of NFL Alumni members, as well as the public at large.
NFL Alumni Health is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NFL Alumni offering informational resources, programs, services, and other offerings for NFL Alumni members and the general public. Learn more

Samaritan’s Feet International

Samaritan’s Feet International is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that serves and inspires hope by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life. Samaritan’s Feet believes that a new pair of shoes and the act of foot-washing can provide a tangible foundation of hope and the opportunity for a better life, prompt children to focus in school and families not to worry, and protect feet to decrease the possibility of getting a foot-borne disease. Since its founding in 2003, Samaritan's Feet and its partners have distributed shoes to more than 8.7 million people across 109 countries and 530 U.S. cities. Learn more

T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at University of California San Diego

Catalyzed by Denny Sanford's vision and generosity, the T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at University of California San Diego was founded with a generous donation in July 2019. Harnessing the deep neurobiological resources and expertise in social sciences, engineering, data science and other disciplines throughout UC San Diego as well as the University’s international reputation for collaboration and innovative thought, the Sanford Institute seeks answers and remedies, leading a new era of health care based upon empathy validated by science. The Institute represents an unprecedented blending of two parallel themes: employing the unyielding rigor and tools of science to establish the neurological basis for empathy in the brain to identify the mechanisms that transform compassion from biology to behavior, and experimenting with and developing new ways to teach and instill empathy and compassion in clinicians currently practicing and in the teaching of future generations of health professionals. Learn more