Aegon Transamerica Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Aegon Transamerica Foundation tends to award grants s to support general operating costs rather than specific projects.

IP TAKE: This foundation limits its grantmaking to organizations located in Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Denver, Colorado; Exton, Pennsylvania; Litte Rock, Arkansas; Louisville, Kentucky; Plano, Texas and St. Petersburg, Florida.

PROFILE: Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Aegon Transamerica Foundation was founded in 1994. It is the philanthropic arm of the financial services company Aegon Transamerica, often simply referred to as Transamerica. The foundation is “[c]omitted to improving the wellness,” of the communities in which it has an operational and employee presence. The foundation supports organizations that work in the fields of education, health and community well-being. Grantmaking programs include arts, culture, civic and community, education, financial literacy, health and wellness and human services.

Aegon Transamerica’s health and wellness program broadly focuses on “[i]mproving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities by promoting health awareness and education; healthy nutrition; medical services and disease prevention.”

Foundation grant amounts can go as high as $150,000; however, most grants range somewhere between $10,000 and $50,000. Past disease organization grantees include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation.

The Aegon Transamerica Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding from organization working within one of its areas of focus and “[g]eographically tied to one of Transamerica’s main locations.”

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