Sunday, October 5, 2008

Merck Company Foundation

BETF seeks to partner with any BDPA chapter that has Merck employees working and living in their chapter city. It would help if those Merck employees were members of your chapter, however, that is not mandatory.

The Merck Company Foundation appears to have two programs for BDPA chapters to target:
  1. Partnership for Giving (P4G) - Merck provides U.S.-based employees and retirees the opportunity to donate to the health and human services organizations of their choice through its Partnership for Giving program.

  2. Neighbor of Choice - Merck's "Neighbor of Choice" program aims to build trustworthy and sustainable relationships with neighbors and key individuals and groups in locations where Merck research and production facilities are located.

The Merck Company Foundation also seeks to develop and initiate programs and partnerships that will help to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. The Foundation works with existing and new partners that we identify for collaboration in achieving the mission and goals of their programs and partnerships. Because the majority of their funding support is directed to specific initiatives or programs that we initiate and that support our giving priorities, they do not accept or respond to unsolicited proposals.

Is your chapter qualified for this funding opportunity? If so, are you interested in submitting a joint grant proposal to the Merck Company Foundation?

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