AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation: Grants for Disease

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

IP TAKE: AstraZeneca seeks out groups taking innovative approaches to improve heart health in the United States. 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.” While AstraZeneca offers some smaller programs for disaster relief and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the majority of its grantmaking concerns cardiovascular health.

AstraZeneca’s Connections for Cardiovascular Health health aims to improve heart health in the United States. To achieve that goal, the foundation awards grants mainly to 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. Recent grantees include Catherine’s Health Center in Grand Rapids, MI, City Health Works in New York City, NY, and West Virginia Health Right in Charleston, WV.

AstraZeneca’s grants generally range from $100,000 to $200,000. To learn more about the types of organizations receiving AstraZeneca support, explore its Past Grant Awardees list.

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

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