Cabot Corporation Foundation: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Cabot Corporation Foundation prefers a broad approach to its grantmaking. As a result, it does not have a specific global health grantmaking program. It appears to prioritize projects, programs, and organizations focusing on children’s health.

IP TAKE: Cabot does not impose geographic restrictions in its grantmaking. However, grantseekers should note that this funder heavily prioritizes organizations located in China.

PROFILE: The Cabot Corporation Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global chemical and performance materials company bearing the same name. Though the foundation does not name global health as one of its main giving priorities, recent tax filings indicate that this strong area grantmaking for the foundation.

Since the foundation does not offer a distinct global health program, there are no particulars available regarding its global health priorities. In the past, the foundation has supported schools for the blind, the expansion of various children’s hospitals around the world, and charities serving children with congenital heart disease. One common thread that links Cabot’s global health grantmaking is a tendency to fund charitable organizations and health institutions that focus on children.

Cabot leaves its grant request submission duties to employees working at local facilities. The foundation awards grants in regions the regions of the world where the Cabot Corporation has an operational and employee presence. A list of worldwide locations can be found here.

Grants range from $5,000 to over $500,000. Most awards typically fall in the $10,000 to $50,000 range. The Cabot Corporation Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year. Applications should be submitted to the following address:

Attention: Jane Bell

Cabot Corporation Foundation, Inc.

2 Seaport Lane, Suite 1300

Boston, MA 02210

Grantseekers may also reach Bell at or (647) 342-6035. Grantmaking decisions are made by the foundation’s board four times per year.


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