AstraZeneca - AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation announces grant application deadline for 2016 Connections for Cardiovascular Health program

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation announced the availability of grants through the 2016 Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program, which has provided over $19 million to 47 organizations since its inception in 2010. Organizations can submit online applications for the program from Monday, Feb. 1, through Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. EST.

The program awards grants from $150,000 to $180,000 to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations engaged in charitable work at the community level in support of its mission of improving cardiovascular health. The Foundation accepts single-year applications. Funded programs are eligible to receive up to three total years of grant funding.

To qualify for a Foundation grant, organizational programs must meet four key criteria:

  • Address cardiovascular health issues within the United States and its territories.
  • Recognize and work to address an unmet need related to cardiovascular health in the community.
  • Respond to the urgency around addressing cardiovascular health issues, including cardiovascular disease or conditions contributing to cardiovascular disease.
  • Improve the quality of participants’ and non-professional caregivers’ lives in connection with the services provided and work done.

Foundation grant applications that describe initiatives with clearly defined outcomes and measurable results and processes will be considered for funding. Applicants must demonstrate sustainability plans for the initiative so that the program can continue to improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease after the Foundation grant funds are expended. In 2015, the Foundation awarded over $1.9 million in grants to 11 organizations dedicated to improving heart health.

“Cardiovascular disease remains a serious burden in the United States,” said James W. Blasetto, MD, MPH, FACC, chairman of the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. “The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is proud to accept applications for innovative programs that work to improve cardiovascular health at the community level.”

For more information on the Foundation and how to apply for a grant, please visit: A preview of this year’s application questions as well as a completed sample application are also available.

About 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.

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