Pentair Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Pentair Foundation supports disease-related organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder makes both grants and in-kind donations.

PROFILE: Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of the water, fluid, and thermal equipment protection multinational corporation, the Pentair Foundation dedicates its grantmaking on “large scale societal needs.” The foundation’s current areas of grantmaking focus include water, food, and building sustainability into its operations and products.

The Pentair Foundation’s disease-related giving is primarily aimed at safe water access. Its efforts to “reduce waterborne illnesses” around the world include Water Mission in western Honduras, Safe Water Network in Telangana in southern India, and the Clean Water Access Project at the Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya.

Tax filings also indicate that Pentair gives broadly to national disease organizations in the United States. Past grantees include the American Cancer Society, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Pentair’s grants generally range from $2,000 to $25,000, but may go as high as $300,000.

The Pentair Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry via its website. The deadline to submit applications typically falls on October 1 of every year; however, this date is subject to change.

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