AT&T Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: AT&T does not have a grantmaking program dedicated to disease, but it supports many disease-related organizations all over the United States.

IP TAKE: This is a surprisingly approachable funder that accepts unsolicited grant applications. But this isn’t the foundation to hit up for large sums of money.

PROFILE: The AT&T Foundation supports “programs that address quality-of-life issues, with an emphasis on improving education and advancing community development,” and focuses mainly on underserved and marginalized populations across the country. Grants go only to organizations within AT&T service regions, but that's virtually everywhere in the United States.  

AT&T does not have a specific disease grantmaking program, but it awards plenty of grants to support disease-related organizations. Recent tax filings show grants to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the American Heart Association, and local chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Although AT&T is a giant multinational, the foundation's grants tend to be modest, mostly $1,000 to $10,000. This isn't entirely surprising: it’s not unusual for corporate funders to make a large number of small grants rather than a small number of large grants.

The AT&T Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding. Applicants should provide a brief history of their organization, current objectives, problems being addressed, a timetable for implementation, and continuation plans after AT&T funding concludes. Materials should be sent to the attention of Nicole Anderson at the address provided below.

PEOPLE:

  • Nicole Anderson, President
  • Thomas Giltner, Vice President

CONTACT:

AT&T Foundation

208 S. Akard, Room 100

Dallas, Texas 75202

(214) 757-3030