Argosy Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The Argosy Foundation’s public health grantmaking typically supports organizations working to build healthier local communities, food pantries, and those providing low-cost direct healthcare services.

IP TAKE: This family foundation addresses pressing challenges that aren’t as likely to receive funding attention from government agencies and public foundations.

PROFILE: Established in 1997, the Argosy Foundation was founded by John Abele, co-founder of Boston Scientific. The foundation seeks to “support people and programs that make our society a better place to live.” To achieve that broad goal, Argosy has four main grantmaking programs: arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment; and health.  

The Argosy Foundation’s health-related grants fund health education programs, research, relief, fundraising, and advocacy. According its website, grantees “address an array of health issues and operate locally, nationally, and internationally.” In the public health space, the foundation has supported organizations that build healthier local communities, food pantries, and those that are providing low-cost direct healthcare services.

Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. Read more about selected Argosy grantees here. To explore Argosy’s grantmaking, download its latest annual reports.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals or requests for funding.


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