Request a contribution

Applying for a contribution from AstraZeneca

Before submitting a request for a contribution, it may be helpful to review the areas we support, as well as our answers to frequently asked questions below.

At AstraZeneca, we generally invite nonprofit organizations to apply for contributions and rarely support unsolicited requests. We use “contribution” as our umbrella term to cover charitable support, regardless of whether or not it’s referred to as a donation, sponsorship or partnership.

If you are interested in applying for a contribution, please complete and submit our online application form. Occasionally we may have special time periods for receipt of applications however, our current deadlines are as follows:

  • 1st Quarter – February 15
  • 2nd Quarter – May 15
  • 3rd Quarter – August 15
  • 4th Quarter – November 2

Your application will be reviewed by the AstraZeneca Corporate Affairs Committee. Should your application receive approval for funding, we will aim to provide the contribution to you by the end of the quarter in which we receive the application.

Access the online application form, complete all of the fields and submit it. This should take you about 30 minutes. We will ask you to provide:

  • Information about your organization including its mission and scope
  • Contact information so we can reach you for updates and follow-up
  • Details regarding your request including the specifics of what you are asking for, the purpose, timing, outcomes, etc.

Important information for all applicants

  • Any contribution by AstraZeneca should be considered a one-time commitment without guarantee of renewal.
  • All contributions made by AstraZeneca are paid directly to nonprofit organizations only.
  • No contributions are made to individuals or for-profit organizations.

If you have any questions, contact the Information Center at AstraZeneca at 1-800-236-9933.

At AstraZeneca, we primarily support organizations and programs dedicated to improving healthcare and/or promoting science education and skills, in particular, among young people.

In general, the areas we support are aligned with our priority health issues and therapeutic areas of expertise. These involve cardiovascular disease including diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, infection, neuroscience, oncology, respiratory and inflammation.

Within these areas, AstraZeneca recognizes the important role that many organizations play to help make a difference in the health and wellbeing of patients and communities across the US.

The types of organizations we support include:

  • Patient organizations
  • Associations for medical professionals
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Civic and public organizations
  • Foundations and academic institutions

Please note: Nonprofit organizations must be a 501c organization as indicated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a school, such as a public elementary or secondary school.

To view highlights of various organizations and programs supported by AstraZeneca, visit our responsibility section.

What types of programs does AstraZeneca support?

AstraZeneca primarily supports programs and organizations whose mission and interests are aligned with our goal of improving patient health and promoting science education and skills, in particular, among young people.

What is the review and approval process for contributions?

AstraZeneca has a quarterly review and approval process conducted by the AstraZeneca Corporate Affairs Contributions Committee. This Committee conducts a review process that includes executives from Corporate Affairs as well as Legal and Compliance as needed.

Priority is given to requests that focus on diseases or conditions relevant to the therapeutic areas where AstraZeneca has expertise and where we believe we can make a meaningful difference to the health and wellbeing of patients and communities.

Requests are reviewed each quarter (and special time periods as designated by the Committee). The AstraZeneca Corporate Affairs Contributions Committee will aim to advise you of our funding decision and provide the contribution to you by the end of the quarter in which we receive the application.

The quarterly deadlines for submission of an application are as follows:

  • 1st Quarter – February 15
  • 2nd Quarter – May 15
  • 3rd Quarter – August 15
  • 4th Quarter – November 2

Please note: Nonprofit organizations must be a 501c organization as indicated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a school, such as a public elementary or secondary school.

Does previous support of a program by AstraZeneca guarantee future support?

No. Each contribution request is evaluated on its own merits.

Do you list the organizations that AstraZeneca makes contributions to or the amounts of the contributions?

As a part of our Company’s commitment to transparency, we publicly post information about our contributions to nonprofit organizations on our corporate website.