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 Baxter does not have a specific disease focus, it may award grants related to this field through its Access to Health Care program. These grants are committed to “collaborating with our partners to be first on scene in times of crisis with high-quality product and resource donations; to improving access to healthcare through public and private partnerships; and to recognizing and celebrating health systems providers and public health research that advance clinical practice and expand patient treatment.” In addition to grants, this program offers several prizes: the Foster G. McGraw Prize for “outstanding commitment to improving the health and well-being of the people they serve through communitywide innovative collaboration”; the William B. Graham Prize for “health services researchers who apply analytic methods to examine and evaluate the organization, financing, and/or delivery of health services”; and the Episteme Award for “outstanding research conducted by a nurse.”

Most Baxter International grants for mental health range from around $50,000 to $100,000. To get a better idea of the organizations Baxter International supports, review its recent grants page.

The Baxter International Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and gives "strong preference" to those brought to the foundation through a local Baxter facility or employee. Baxter typically has three grant cycles beginning the first of January, May, and September of each year.

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