GRoW is the philanthropic initiative led by Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting innovative projects in the arts, education and humanitarian efforts.
From the Paris-based office of GRoW, Gregory is among the most generous American contributors to France, as well as to organizations throughout the United States.
- Funded by GRoW, a pediatric oncology laboratory at the Institut Curie in Paris is working to understand the origin of neuroblastoma, one of the most common forms of childhood cancer, in order to identify treatment strategies adapted to specific genomic profiles.
- GRoW’s long-time support of CARE France helps the organization fight against poverty and provide assistance and aid to the most vulnerable people in France, Europe and developing countries.
- In Los Angeles, GRoW is involved in several programs designed to improve the quality of play spaces for children. GRoW’s support of the Los Angeles Park Foundation helped fund the construction of a universally-accessible baseball field, the first-of-its-kind in the Los Angeles area. GRoW’s work with Kaboom on its Playful City USA initiative increases the number of playgrounds in cities across Southern California.
- At the Royal Opera House in London, GRoW’s funding provides arts education for underprivileged children. The Chance to Dance program gives children the opportunity to experience dance and enables children to learn ballet through scholarships for classes. The Welcome Performances program offers tickets to main-stage opera and ballet performances as well as a variety of interactive pre-show activities.