Motorola Solutions Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Motorola Solutions Foundation supports both local and national disease-related organizations.

IP TAKE: Motorola provides both project specific and general operating support grants.

PROFILE: The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the communications solutions and technology company Motorola Solutions. Originally founded in 1953, the foundation “supports organizations that represent veterans, professional and volunteer fire service personnel, EMS professionals and disaster response professionals.” Areas of grantmaking focus include education, public safety, and disaster relief.

While the foundation does not have a grantmaking program dedicated disease-related organizations, it has an established history of supporting institutions such as the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association. Click here to learn more about select Motorola grantees.

Motorola limits its grants to a maximum of $50,000. Although the foundation awards grants to organization located in metropolitan areas where Motorola Solutions has offices, it gives priority to program taking place in Birmingham, Alabama; San Diego, California; Westminster, Colorado; Plantation, Florida; Lawrenceville, Georgia, Schaumburg/Elgin, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois; Linthicum, Maryland, West Valley City, Utah; and Seattle, Washington.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry. The deadline for inquiry submissions is typically toward the end of February. Grantseekers can email questions to


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