OVERVIEW: The Andersen Foundation supports disease organizations, research institutes, academic institutions, and healthcare centers across the United States.
IP TAKE: The Andersen Foundation offers general operating and program specific support. It takes a broad approach to funding disease-related work.
PROFILE: Formerly known as the Andersen Foundation, the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation was incorporated in Minnesota in 1959. The foundation maintains a broad approach to disease-related work. As a result, it does not address specific diseases. Instead, the foundation funds a variety of disease-related organizations, research institutions, healthcare centers, and hospitals across the country.
The foundation maintains a low public profile; according to its tax filings, past disease-related grantees include the American Lung Association, the Mayo Foundation, and the University of Minnesota’s cardiovascular program. Grants amounts vary and typically range from about $10,000 to $300,000.
Andersen accepts unsolicited grant proposals and requests for funding. Submissions are due by March 18, July 22, and October 21. Applicants must include a detailed description of their project, amount requested, most recent annual report and/or audited financial statement, and a copy of their IRS determination letter.
Mary Gillstrom, Director
Fred and Katherine Anderson Foundation
Attention: Mary Gillstrom
P.O. Box 80
Bayport, MN, 55003