|[January 09, 2013]
AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation: Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM Accepting Grant Applications
WILMINGTON, Del. --(Business Wire)--
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation announced Wednesday that it is
accepting online applications for the 2013 Connections for
Cardiovascular HealthSM program, which has
provided nearly $11 million in grants to 33 organizations since its
inception three years ago. The program each year awards grants of
$150,000 and up to US-based nonprofit organizations engaged in
charitable work at the community level in support of its mission of
improving cardiovascular health in the United States.
To qualify for a Foundation grant, US-based nonprofit organizations must
be engaged in charitable work (at the community level or otherwise) that
meets four key criteria:
Addresses cardiovascular health issues within the United States and
Recognizes and works to address an unmet need related to
cardiovascular health in the community.
Responds to the urgency around addressing cardiovascular health
issues, including cardiovascular disease or conitions contributing to
Improves the quality of patients' and non-professional caregivers'
lives in connection with the services provided and work done.
Foundation grant applications that describe innovative 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 after the Foundation grant funds are expended.
In 2012, the Foundation awarded more than $4.4 million in grants to 22
organizations to improve cardiovascular health in their communities.
Organizations can submit online applications for the program from
Friday, Feb. 1 through Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5:00 p.m. EST. A preview
of this year's application questions as well as a completed sample
application are available.
For more information on the Foundation and how to apply for a grant,
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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