Established in 1993, the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is a Delaware not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) entity organized for charitable purposes, including to promote public awareness of healthcare issues, to promote public education of medical knowledge and to support or contribute to charitable and qualified exempt organizations consistent with its charitable purpose. The Foundation is separate from the commercial entity, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation program overview:
- Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM
In 2010, the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation announced that it received a $25 million charitable contribution from AstraZeneca to establish Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM (CCH), a program with the mission of improving cardiovascular health in the United States. CCH provides annual grants of $150,000 to $180,000 to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations engaged in charitable work at the community level in the United States in support of the program’s mission. Learn more about the CCH program.
- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Foundation supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies that work together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to services. The Foundation is proud that our initial collective efforts to promote NBCAM have expanded so that many breast health organizations and other individuals and groups raise awareness of breast cancer in the month of October and throughout the year. NBCAM recognizes that although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. Learn more about the NBCAM program, including a full list of the collaborating partners.
- AstraZeneca Employee Disaster Relief Fund
The Foundation provides support for AstraZeneca employees affected by federally declared disasters in the United States.