At AstraZeneca we are deeply committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of people and the communities in which they live. This commitment extends beyond our medicines; we are continually looking for new ways to collaborate with organizations and communities who share our passion for patients through strategic partnerships and philanthropy. AstraZeneca and the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation are both offering funding to eligible nonprofits in the months of January and February 2016 to advance positive outcomes for patients and communities.
Through the end of January, AstraZeneca’s Health and Science Innovation Challenge is awarding nonprofit organizations with contributions of up to $25,000 to help solve a pressing health challenge. Programs selected for funding will present a new approach, tool or technology to help solve a health challenge, or build knowledge and skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math among K-12 or undergraduate students. Online applications will be accepted from U.S.-based nonprofits through January 29, 2016 at 5pm ET and contributions will be awarded at up to $25,000 for one year.
In February, The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity separate from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, will be accepting applications for grant funding through its Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM (CCH) program. One-year grants of $150,000-$180,000 will be provided to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations working to improve cardiovascular health at the community level. Organizations should present solutions that address urgent, unmet cardiovascular health issues, including cardiovascular disease and its related risk factors. Online applications will be accepted from February 1, 2016 through February 25, 2016 at 5pm ET.
The AstraZeneca Health and Science Innovation Challenge and the AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation are two key components of AstraZeneca’s broader commitment to making a meaningful difference for patients and communities. Stay tuned for more information about the groups selected for funding and the impact they are having in their communities. You can also visit the AstraZeneca Corporate Responsibility website to learn more about our work to advance patient health and access along the care continuum, drive health and science innovation, and help ensure the sustainability of our people and our planet.