The purpose of the Foundation is to promote scientific medical research, mainly dealing with cancer, renal disease and orthopaedics. As a rule, the Foundation’s grants over the years have been awarded to major projects that are considered to be essential to the future development of the areas for which the Foundation was established. Normally, grants are not awarded for project funding. Priority is given to grants for the purchase of instruments, aids and equipment. Priority is given to research within the Gothenburg region.