We believe a healthier world cannot come from medicines alone and understand the value of collaboration and partnerships. Whether you’re a non-profit, patient advocate, medical professional or researcher, AstraZeneca realizes the value of the work that you are doing. We provide support for eligible programs through the following mechanisms. Learn more about each and submit an application.
US Corporate Contributions
AstraZeneca’s charitable giving supports eligible 501(c) organizations in the US that are aligned with our priorities of advancing patient health aligned to our core therapeutic areas, supporting communities, and driving health and science innovation. Applications for US Corporate Contributions are accepted year-round by invitation-only. Unsolicited applications are accepted in July.
July Health and Science Innovation Challenge
The AstraZeneca Health and Science Innovation Challenge accepts applications from US-based nonprofits in July of each year for up to $15,000. Funding supports programs that 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.
Power of Us: Employee Matching Gifts and Volunteerism Program
Power of Us is our employee giving program, which provides US-based employees paid time off to volunteer with nonprofit organizations of their choice, and matches their eligible charitable donations. In 2016, AstraZeneca’s US employees contributed 20,000 hours of volunteer service and donated $1.8+ million to nonprofit organizations across the country through the Power of Us.
To receive donations and volunteer support, activate your nonprofit organization’s profile in the online system we use to power the program. Here you may add information about your organization, sign up to receive electronic disbursement of funds, and showcase specific volunteer opportunities and projects as needs arise.
Fellowships & Medical education grants
AstraZeneca supports fellowships, advanced training and research opportunities for post-doctoral students and healthcare professionals in fields aligned to our core therapeutic areas.
AstraZeneca is also committed to supporting high quality independent continuing medical education that enhances patient care and meets our standards of quality and compliance. We accept applications from a wide range of health care organizations, associations, medical specialty societies, academic institutions, hospitals and medical education companies.
Sponsorship of conferences and initiatives for healthcare professionals and scientists
AstraZeneca will consider sponsorship of scientific and research conferences and meetings used to provide opportunities for discussion of current research topics or scientific methodology.
Externally Sponsored Scientific Research is designed and managed by a qualified external investigator/researcher, medical institution or collaborative research organization having the legal and regulatory responsibility for the conduct and management of the research.
At AstraZeneca, we believe it’s not enough for us to simply make medicines. We have to make sure that the people who need those medicines can get them. It’s why we’ve offered patient assistance programs for over 35 years.
We provide donations of our medicines to those in need through two main mechanisms. The first, our AZ&Me Prescription Savings Program, targets qualifying people without insurance, those in Medicare Part D and those who receive their medications through participating healthcare facilities.
We also partner with non-governmental organizations, such as AmeriCares, to provide donations of product to support public health need and disaster relief domestically and globally. Working with AmeriCares since 2005, we have provided more that $87 million (Wholesale Acquisition Cost, or WAC) in donated medicines to help patients around the world.
AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation
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.
We publicly disclose information about our contributions to nonprofit organizations as part of our commitment to transparency. For a complete report of all of our contributions to nonprofit organizations, visit the grants and contributions disclosure section of our site. Disclosing information about our philanthropy is among several areas of business activity for which we disclose information to the public. For details on all of the areas, visit the transparency section of our site.