Mountain View, CA   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 81-0928996


The mission of the Carl Correns Foundation for Mathematical Biology (CCF) is to support basic research resulting in improvements in human health and medical science knowledge. Individual scholarships are provided to support theoretical projects in a flexible manner with a fast review and approval process. Funded projects may involve collaborations with biomedical labs within universities and research institutions. CCF aims to generate a part of its funding through licenses and patents. CCF will also provide expertise to link mathematical research in biology to advances in the treatment and prevention of specific diseases with an initial focus on brain research and cancer biology.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our annual board meetings are open to the public-at-large where stakeholders and staff can interact and discuss problems of development and implementation.

Ruling year info



Dr Gabriele Scheler

Main address

1030 Judson Dr

Mountain View, CA 94040 USA

Show more contact info



Subject area info


Computer science

Population served info


NTEE code info

Computer Science (U41)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (H05)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to support scholars by stipends to allow for uninterrupted, concentrated work on theoretical and mathematical problems in biology with medical applications. Stipends last about 3-6 months.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Support for Scholars

Refer to for further information.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of publications

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of scholars supported by a stipend

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Support for Scholars

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Support for scholars in problem areas of biology and medicine that require fresh original thinking, and can be handled by theoretical approaches.

We obtain funds through donations and to a lesser extent from interest on a small endowment. Once there is enough available to fund a scholar, we offer topic areas and search for qualified researchers, usually with a PhD in computer science, mathematical biology etc.

Through our board members and other scientists at major research institutions, we are able to find the best scholars and identify the most promising research topics.

We have a number of publications on theoretical neuroscience, outlining an entirely novel approach to a neuron model. We also supported publications in mathematical and experimental cancer research. We maintain a dedicated blog, a blog at medium, and have given interviews and organized meetings in the Bay area.




The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Dr Gabriele Scheler

Dr. Gabriele Scheler obtained a Ph.D. from LMU in Munich and has held positions at TU Munich, Salk Institute and ICSI in Berkeley. For many years she was a guest researcher at the Department of Computer Science of Stanford University . She is interested in the principles of cellular computation, such as metabolic and signaling interaction networks, applying this to neurons and brain disorders.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 05/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board chair

Dr Michael Bachmann

Wolfgang Ertel

Michael H Bachmann

Gabriele Scheler

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/29/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/29/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.