Celanese Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Celanese Foundation awards grants to a variety of disease organizations around the country.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to award unrestricted or general operating support grants rather than project specific grants.

PROFILE: The Celanese Foundation was established in 2013 and is an “[e]mployee-led effort dedicated to improving the life for people around the world.” The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Celanese, a global technology and special materials company. The foundation’s grantmaking aims to improve basic living conditions, with a focus on children. Grantmaking programs include Families, Primary Education and Safe Places to Live & Grow.

The Celanese Foundation does not have a grantmaking program dedicated to disease-related organizations; however, the foundation’s tax filings indicate a funding interest in this space. Past grantees include organizations such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease and the American Liver Foundation.

Celanese awards a relatively large number of grants each year, however, grant amounts are generally on the modest side, often ranging from $500 to $5,000.

The Celanese Foundation accepts unsolicited grant requests; however, Celanese employee interest and active support determines funding.

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