The Buncke Microsurgery Foundation
The need for microsurgical research was apparent to Dr. Buncke in 1962, when he formed the non-profit foundation formerly known as the Microsurgery Transplantation Replantation Research Foundation, now called the Buncke Microsurgery Foundation.
Over the past thirty-four years, the Foundation has led the way in the field of Microsurgery by acquiring necessary capital to fund research and training aimed at developing techniques for tissue transplantation.
Recipients of the Foundation's research and training efforts span many cultures and social circumstances: a thirty-eight year old machinist who lost his right hand as the result of an industrial injury; an army officer who lost his hand while attempting to disarm an explosive device; a thirty-two year old woman whose entire scalp and forehead were pulled off when her ponytail became entangled in industrial equipment; a forty-one year old man who lost four fingers as the result of a snow-blower accident; a pilot with four-finger loss, and a surgeon whose hand was crushed during an earthquake.
The Foundation has received grants from government sources, such as the Office of Naval Research, as well as from the Crosby Foundation, the Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and many private citizens.
The Buncke Microsurgery Foundation is a 501c3 tax-exempt research organization registered with the Federal and State governments.
Its financial consultant will be happy to discuss contribution options with you or your financial advisor concerning Federal and State income tax exemptions. Additional information regarding our research and training goals and activities can be obtained at any time by contacting the Foundation office.
IRS 501 c3
State Charity Registration Number: CT 08377
State Registration Number: 482-481
Federal Employer Identification Number: 94-6123393
Dr. Gregory Buncke, M.D.
45 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA. 94114
Phone: (415) 565-6136
Fax: (415) 864-1654