Albertsons Companies Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Albertsons Companies Foundation focuses much, if not all, of its disease grants on cancer.

IP TAKE: This is a fairly approachable funder, but its process is opaque. Grantseekers should consider contacting the foundation well in advance. 

PROFILE: The Albertsons Companies Foundation represents the philanthropic arms of Albertsons' grocery store brands, which include Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, and others. The foundation is dedicated "to bettering the lives of the people in (Albertsons) neighborhoods.” In a recent year, it gave over $44 million to organizations in its broad range of program areas. These include Health and Human Services, Youth and Education, Diversity and Disability, Hunger, Veterans, Environmental, Health and Wellness, Health and Nutrition, and Quality of Life.

The Albertsons Foundation’s Health and Human Services grants prioritize cancer research and fund organizations that increase “the number of patients involved in cancer trials,” “the number of patients who gained access to cancer preventative testing,” and “the number of patients given access to alternative medicine for cancer.”

The Albertsons Foundation’s grants vary by program and region. The foundation awards grants to organizations in the communities where Albertsons brands have an employee or operational presence, but it also supports national childhood hunger eradication programs.

The foundation generally accepts grant applications throughout the year. Requests for proposals are made in the fall.

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