Sunday, April 29, 2012

Abbott Fund

Abbott Fund invests in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to health care, and strengthen communities worldwide. In partnership with others, they strive to make a lasting impact on people’s lives and encourage others to action.

Established in 1951 Abbott Fund is a private 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in the state of Illinois and is funded solely by Abbott, a global broad-based health care company. Their approach is to support programs that are results-driven and make a lasting impact on people’s lives. They support and partner with a broad range of organizations, including community-based charities, academic institutions, medical and health professional associations, international relief agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Many of these programs are helping create solutions to address the global health needs shaping our world today. Where appropriate, these programs are also able to benefit from Abbott’s health and technical expertise, leadership, and products.

Abbott Fund is active in communities around the world where Abbott has a significant presence. They pursue local partnerships and creative programs that address unmet needs of a community. Emphasis is placed on improving access to health care and promoting science education. The Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program hosted by BDPA seems to be a good fit for the Abbot Fund.

Our funding opportunity appears to be with their 'Community Vitality Grants' (min grant size: $10,000). However, the program in question must be co-located with an Abbott site community. Local BDPA chapters co-located with Abbott include: Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and Richmond.

Please let me know if your chapter is interested in pursuing a grant proposal to the Abbott Fund.

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