Baxter International Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Baxter International Foundation mainly supports disease-related organizations based in the United States.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder supports organizations that can deliver measurable results.

PROFILE: Established in 1982, the Baxter International Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Illinois based company Baxter International, Inc. The foundation aims to “[c]ollaborate with partners around the world to help ensure pope have access to the healthcare they need; to make a positive impact in communities where we live and work; and to develop the next generation of innovators who will lead the way in advancing healthcare.” The foundation’s grantmaking programs include Access to Healthcare, Our Communities, and Fostering Innovation.

While disease-related grantmaking does not necessarily align perfectly with Baxter’s areas of programs, the foundation’s tax filings indicate a strong interest in the field.

Grant amounts vary widely, often ranging from $500 to over $100,000. Past disease grantees include the American Cancer Society and the Be the Match Foundation. Baxter also awards grants to U.S. Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) “[t]hat enhance healthcare delivery, increase access to patient care, and foster understanding and education of therapeutic and disease states.” The foundation awards grants to HCOs out of its Contributions Management Program. This program accepts unsolicited requests for funding via its online application system.

The Baxter International Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications. The foundation announces grant cycles periodically during the year and publishes those dates on its website.

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