Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Andersen Foundation supports disease organizations, research institutes, academic institutions, and health care centers across the United States.

IP TAKE: The Andersen Foundation offers general operating and program specific support.  It takes a broad approach to funding disease-related work.

PROFILE: Formerly known as the Andersen Foundation, the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation was incorporated in Minnesota in 1959. The foundation maintains a broad approach to disease-related work and does not prioritize specific diseases. Instead, the foundation funds a variety of disease-related organizations, research institutions, health care centers, and hospitals across the country.

The foundation maintains a low public profile; according to its tax filings, past disease-related grantees include the American Lung Association, the Mayo Foundation, and the University of Minnesota’s cardiovascular program.

Andersen’s grants amounts typically range from about $10,000 to $300,000.

Andersen accepts unsolicited grant proposals and requests for funding. Submissions are due by March 18, July 22, and October 21. Applicants must include a detailed description of their project, amount requested, most recent annual report and/or audited financial statement, and a copy of their IRS determination letter.


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Fred and Katherine Andersen Foundation

Attention: Mary Gillstrom

Andersen Foundation

P.O. Box 80

Bayport, MN, 55003