About the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment
The Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund was authorized by Senate Bill 6096 and signed into law by Governor Inslee in 2015. The law [RCW Chapter 43.348] enables the State to provide a 10-year, up to $10 million per year state match to fund cancer research in Washington State.
The fund is built on a public-private partnership model, and incentivizes additional investment by requiring private or other nonstate resources to match public funds. The fund’s objectives as enumerated by the Revised Code of Washington are to:
- Optimize the use of public funds by giving priority to research utilizing the best science and technology with the greatest potential to improve health outcomes;
- Increase the value of our public investments by leveraging our state's existing cancer research facilities and talent, as well as clinical and therapeutic resources;
- Incentivize additional investment by requiring private or other nonstate resources to match public funds;
- Create jobs and encourage investments that will generate new tax revenues in our state; and
- Advance the biotech, medical device, and health care information technology industries in Washington.
The CARE Board dedicated the launch of this Fund to the memory of Senator Andy Hill, a public champion of cancer research.
Read the CARE Board’s inaugural plan for the operations, design, implementation and administration of the CARE Fund.