Baird Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Baird Foundation funds nonprofit organizations in the United States. While it supports nonprofits with an international reach, it only funds organizations working in the United States.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder supports nonprofit organizations in the United States. While it supports organizations with a global reach, it does not contribute to those located outside of the U.S.

PROFILE: Established in Wisconsin in 1967, the Baird Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the financial services firm Robert W. Baird and Company. The foundation has a “[s]trong commitment to equality and opportunity for all,” and broadly supports nonprofit organizations focusing on health and human services, the arts, and education.

While Baird does not have a specific, disease-related focus, it tends to support larger, national organizations through its health and human services program. Past disease related grantees include the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, the Cancer Community Center, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000. The Baird Foundation supports organization in which its employees are actively engaged. It does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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