Private Funder: Walgreens; Opportunity: Company Contribution Program; Funding Focus: Health and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, including faith-based institutions; Funding: Multiple awards, up to $10,000 each (it distributed about $10 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: Walgreens operates a Company Contribution Program primarily to make grants to nonprofit organizations in local Walgreens communities.
While Walgreens awards grants mostly to local eligible nonprofits, it reserves a portion of the budget for select national organizations. The major area of focus is health, but education also is a priority. Eligible applicants include nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations with 501 (c)(3) status that operate within an area Walgreens serves, as well as metro-Chicago, where its headquarters is located. For grant consideration, eligible nonprofits must apply online.
Other priorities include:
- Faith-based organizations: Walgreens does contribute to faith-based organizations provided the contributions are not used for inherently religious purposes or to serve a limited constituency. Contributions to faith-based organizations are designed to enhance services to the larger community in which an organization operates.
- Single-Disease Agencies: Walgreens selects national nonprofit organizations that focus on medical research, treatment, and service for diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes or arthritis.