AT&T Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The AT&T Foundation supports public health organizations located within AT&T service regions.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award large grants, most AT&T grants do not exceed $10,000.

PROFILE: The AT&T Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the global telecommunications company AT&T. The foundation supports “[p]rograms that address quality-of-life issues, with an emphasis on improving education and advancing community development.” Areas of funding focus include education, community support and safety, health and human services and arts, media and culture.

AT&T’s health and human services grantmaking centers on increasing access to healthcare for hard to serve populations and innovation and collaborative approaches to “[a]ddress key community health and human service issues.”

While the AT&T Foundation awards a few multi-million grants, most tend to range between $1,000 and $10,000. The foundation also operates a program that matches employees’ charitable donations.

The AT&T Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding. Applicants should provide a brief history of their organization, current objectives, problems addressed, timetable of implementation, and continuation plans after AT&T funding concludes.

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