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. Grantseekers should note that this funder appears to prioritize large academic institutions through its higher education funding.

PROFILE: Founded in 1960, the Ametek Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global electronic motors and instruments manufacturer. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations located in the communities where the company operates. Ametek’s giving centers on social and environmental responsibility, as well as diversity and inclusion. As a result, Ametek supports education, health and welfare, and civic and social needs.

Ametek does not have a disease-related focus area, but its grants have often supported 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 and often range from a low of $1,500 to a high of $25,000. It also advertises an international STEM program, offering scholarships to students in Asia and Europe.

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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