AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation: Grants for Disease

OVERVIEW: The AstraZeneca Foundation’s disease-related grantmaking focuses on cardiovascular health in the United States.

IP TAKE: AstraZeneca seeks out groups taking innovative approaches to improve heart health in the U.S. Grantseekers should be aware that this funder wants to see well-defined outcomes and measurable results.

PROFILE: The AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the pharmaceutical company, awards grants to groups that promote public awareness of various healthcare matters and “public education of medical knowledge.” The foundation’s disease-related grantmaking is much more focused, mainly on cardiovascular health.

AstraZeneca’s Connections for Cardiovascular health has a singular mission to improve heart health in the United States. To achieve that goal, the foundation awards grants to mainly local nonprofits, supporting projects and programs that take “culturally appropriate approaches” to unmet needs of local populations. While the foundation awards grants to groups that work for the benefit of many different communities, it does focus its attentions on underserved populations.

Grant awards start at $150,000 and can go up from there. However, most grants fall in the $150,000 to $180,000 range. Past grants have gone to a variety of cardiovascular health matters, including local patient-centered care, reduction of cardiovascular disease risk, and intervention and awareness campaigns. To learn more about the types of organizations receiving AstraZeneca support, explore its Past Grant Awardees list.

Grantees need to have well-defined outcomes and measurable results, and must also demonstrate how their programs will continue after their AstraZeneca funding ends.

The AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation no longer accepts unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

PEOPLE:

  • James Blasetto, Chairman
  • Joyce Jacobson, Executive Director
  • David Nicoli, President

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