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Rosetta@Home is a not-for-profit organization, and is based at the University of Washington. See the top of the page here: Rosetta@home

"Description: Determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. By running Rosetta@home you will help us speed up and extend our research in ways we couldn't possibly attempt without your help. You will also be helping our efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer's."

I think it's a worthy cause to donate my time to. And while there are a couple of BOINC projects that are run by private companies, the vast majority of the projects are research projects run by universities. See here: Choosing BOINC projects
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