Ametek Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Ametek Foundation does not name specific diseases, but often supports medical research and care at hospitals.

IP TAKE: Ametek’s grantmaking process is opaque. It appears to prioritize large institutions.

PROFILE: Founded in 1960, the Ametek Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global electronic motors and instruments manufacturer. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company operates. Giving is focused on social and environmental responsibility, and diversity and inclusion. While the foundation does not maintain a website and has a low public profile, tax filings suggest it supports education, health and welfare, and civic and social needs.

Ametek’s disease grants often support medical research and care at hospitals, as well as programs at large national organizations. Grantees include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Grant amounts tend to vary widely, often ranging from a low of $1,500 to a high of $25,000. The foundation does not award a large number of disease grants each year, usually fewer than 20.

Ametek accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding and does not have application submission deadlines. Grantseekers should address their submissions to the attention of Kathryn Sena at 1100 Cassatt Road, Berwyn, PA 19312-1177.

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