Ametek Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Ametek Foundation disease-related grants do not name specifics, but often support medical research and care at hospitals.

IP TAKE: Ametek’s grantmaking process is opaque. Grantseekers should note that this funder appears to prioritize large institutions through its disease funding.

PROFILE: Founded in 1960, the Ametek Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global electronic motors and instruments manufacturer. The foundation supports nonprofits organizations located in the communities in which the company operates. Ametek’s giving centers on social and environmental responsibility, as well as diversity and inclusion. While the foundation does not maintain a website, preferring a low public profile, tax filings suggest it supports education, health and welfare, and civic and social needs.

Ametek’s disease-related grants often support medical research and care at hospitals, as well as programs at large national organizations. Past grantees include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Grant amounts tend to vary widely, often ranging from a low of $1,500 to a high of $25,000. Also, the Ametek Foundation does not award a large number of disease-related grants each year usually fewer than 20.

Ametek accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding and does not have application submission deadlines. Grantseekers should address their submissions to the attention of Kathryn Sena at 1100 Cassatt Road, Berwyn, PA 19312-1177.


  • Frank Hermance, President
  • Elizabeth Varet, Vice President
  • Kathryn Sena, Secretary and Treasurer