The McKesson Foundation Grant

From The McKesson Foundation

Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporate foundation dedicated to advancing health outcomes for all. The Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers to quality healthcare across North America, especially for vulnerable and underserved communities.

Grant uses

Overview

Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporate foundation dedicated to advancing health outcomes for all. The Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers to quality healthcare across North America, especially for vulnerable and underserved communities. We are expanding our portfolio of nonprofit partners to advance efforts aligned with our three strategic giving pillars and corresponding areas of focus:

  • Reducing the burden of cancer

    • provide education and services related to cancer prevention behaviors
    • increase awareness of the importance of screenings, early detection and timely treatment
    • provide free health screenings and connect patients to care care
    • connect uninsured and underinsured patients to programs providing low or no-cost co-pays and social determinants of health (SDOH) interventions
    • reduce the economic burden of low-income patients with emergency funds
  • Diversifying the healthcare talent pipeline

    • increase underrepresented in medicine (URiM) student recruitment and retention for oncology professionals, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians
    • increase all health professionals’ cultural competency
    • prepare students for broader pharmacist roles
    • serve vulnerable and rural patient populations
    • increase students’ awareness of STEM careers
    • support students’ financial literacy
    • help prepare middle and high school students for higher education.
  • Accelerating emergency preparedness and disaster relief

    • support relief agencies’ efforts
    • mobilize resources to provide acute services for people affected by natural disasters or crises
    • help families return to normalcy after a disaster.
    • assist vulnerable individuals and communities by supporting acute and chronic care services

Eligibility

Organization's Location
USA, Canada
Program Location
USA, Canada
Organization Type
501(c)(3) or international equivalent

Ineligibility

Direct donations, scholarships, or grants to individuals
Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
Building, capital, or endowment campaigns
Faith-based organizations, unless the activities being funded are accessible to the general public and are not aimed at promoting one religion or faith over any other
Organizations without U.S. IRS 501(c)(3) charitable certification or equivalency, if international
Biomedical research
Clinical research and trials
Research on treatments, cures, drug therapies, or medical devices
Organizations whose primary purpose it is to re-grant funding received
up to 25k

Submission

Review Criteria

Grants are awarded based on the multiple criteria, including but not limited to:

  • Project’s alignment with the Foundation’s strategic giving pillars
  • Demonstrated need
  • Expected impact and cost
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