Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation supports disease-related organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder typically awards grants to support general operating costs rather than specific projects.

PROFILE: The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation was established in 2001 by fashion designer Ralph Lauren. The foundation funds “initiatives in cancer care, education, and service in underserved communities.” While supporting cancer care is the foundation’s main concern, its tax filings indicate a wider interest in other disease-related causes.

Polo Ralph Lauren’s main philanthropic initiative is the Pink Pony Fund, which supports “programs for cancer screening, early diagnosis, education, treatment, research and patient navigation.” This initiative supports the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care, as well as the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai, and the Nina Hyde Center. Other past disease-related grantees include the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. To learn more about the foundation’s grantees, explore its select list of nonprofits supported in the past.

The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation’s grants generally range from $10,000 to $50,000.

The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. Although this funder does not impose geographic restrictions on its grantmaking, its tax filings indicate a strong support for organizations located in New York City and its boroughs.


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Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation

1065 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10018

(212) 705-8276