Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation supports various disease related organizations and causes across the country.

IP TAKE: This funder appears to offer general operating support grants more often than project specific grants.

PROFILE: Established in 1997, the Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Capital Groups Companies, a financial services organization. The foundation keeps a low public profile, does not have a website dedicated to its corporate giving, and does not employ a paid staff.

The company’s website briefly describes the foundation’s work as committed to the communities in which Capital Groups Companies operate and supporting environmental causes. While it does not name diseases as a main giving focus, the foundation gives widely to disease related organizations and causes in the United States. Capital Groups also awards grants to hospitals and healthcare institutions.

According to tax filings, Capital Groups Charitable Foundation supports disease organizations both large and small. For example, the American Cancer Society is a past grantee as is Angelman Syndrome Foundation. As far as its support to hospitals and healthcare organizations are concerned, both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children have received grant awards from the foundation.

Grant amounts vary widely, and range from just $100 to over $200,000. Most grants however, fall in the $1,000 to $20,000 range. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding at this time.


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Capital Group Companies Foundation

6455 Irvine Center Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 975-5000