Alongside professors at several leading law schools, Institute Director Robin Feldman has pledged for the Institute's funding to conform to the highest ethical standards.*

The following list identifies all grants, contracts, and other sources of private or corporate funding for the Institute received in Academic Year 2017-2018. No single person or corporate donor accounts for more than 10% of the Institute's budget. The majority of the Institute's funding comes from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, charitable foundations, and court awards.

Donor Gift Amount 
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation $652,120
National Academy for State Health Policy $2,800

Note: All other funding comes from UC Hastings and court awards.

*Beginning with the publication of the Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Institute has followed the protocols identified there to remain transparent about its funding.