CVS Health Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The CVS Health Foundation’s disease-related grants support local, regional, and national organizations.

IP TAKE: CVS occasionally awards multi-year grants. However, most grants are awarded for a period of one year.

PROFILE: The CVS Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the pharmacy health care provider CVS Health. The foundation focuses its grantmaking on programs that “[i]mprove access to health care services, provide chronic disease management, and promote smoking cessation and prevention.”

The CVS Foundation’s Innovations in Community Health grant program supports organizations that “[expand] access to quality health care nationwide.” Grants support community health centers, free clinics, and charitable health clinics around the country. Working in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), CVS has awarded grants to organizations such as the Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington, D.C., and La Clinica de La Raza, in Oakland, California. To learn more about CVS’s grants made in conjunction with the NACHC, explore its grant recipients page.

The foundation also collaborates with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC). Past grantees include the Arlington Free Clinic located in Arlington, Virginia; and Catherine’s Health Center, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Click here to learn more about the foundation’s grants made in conjunction with the NAFC.

In addition to those programs, the foundation awards grants to disease organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and local chapters of the Autism Society and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

According to the foundation’s tax filings, it awards grants of up to $1 million to qualifying organizations. The CVS Health Foundation’s accepts applications by invitation only.


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