ACT on Health Equity Community Solutions Challenge
Accepting applications June 1- July 16, 2021
AstraZeneca hosts an annual call for applications from eligble 501c organizations in the US to be considered for a corporate contribution. In 2021 this funding will be provided through the ACT on Health Equity Community Solutions Challenge and applications will be accepted June 1- July 16, 2021.
AstraZeneca recognizes health starts in our homes, schools and communities. The ACT on Health Equity Community Solutions Challenge is designed to support non-profit organizations positively impacting the health of underserved populations through regional and local community-based programming.
Applications will be accepted in two categories
- Community health and wellbeing : community-based programs to improve conditions that affect health and well-being (e.g., housing, education, environmental/ neighborhood safety, nutrition, access to care) and; programs that prioritize the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of underserved patients, caregivers and families
- Youth STEM education and career readiness : programs to build knowledge and skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math among K-12 or undergraduate students
Application key dates
Selected organizations will be notified and invited to submit a formal application in August 2021.
Winners will be announced publicly in September 2021.
Contributions of up to $25,000 per organization will be provided as a one-time payment to be used over a 12 month period.
Eligibility and selection criteria
The ACT on Health Equity Community Solutions Challenge is open for all eligible 501c organizations in the US delivering regional and local community-based programming. This includes local chapters of national organizations.
The Challenge does NOT fund programs that focus exclusively on the following:
- Capital investments and unsolicited capital campaigns
- Fundraisers (e.g. events, galas, etc.)
- Healthcare provider salaries
- Media/awareness campaigns
- Meetings or conferences
- Professional education and/or training for healthcare professionals
- Research or clinical trials
- Programs currently receiving funding from AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca does NOT support:
- For-profit organizations
- Initiatives outside the United States or its territories
- Journals or advertising
- Political causes, lobbying, fraternal or social organizations
- Religious organizations whose activities are not open to the general public
- Nonprofit organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, military service, veteran status or disability.