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Potentially Applicable to P&O

A Guide to Funding from Philanthropic Organizations

A review of the Council on Foundations membership list identified the following organizations as having the most potential for applicability to P&O research and education activities.

High Potential Applicability

For a list of funding organizations identified as having potential applicability to P&O based on the information available on the their websites. These tend to be organizations with a health care or medical research focus.

NEC Foundation of America
Provides funding for projects with a national scope that impact assistive technology for people with disabilities and their access to that technology.

The Aircast Foundation Inc.
Funds hypothesis-driven scientific investigations that will lead or translate into clinical research, and on projects that exhibit creative and innovative solutions to complex medical problems in the area of orthopedic medicine.

The Baxter International Foundation
Focus exclusively on increasing access to healthcare, particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved, in and near communities where Baxter employees live and work.

Potentially Applicable

The Waitt Family Foundation
The Waitt Family Foundation provides grants to organizations striving to help us understand our past, improve the present, and prepare for the future. The initial scope of the Waitt Family Foundation was community building in at risk communities.

Wal-Mart Foundation
As a globally responsible citizen, we strive to improve the quality of life for associates, customers and communities through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism.

The Standard Charitable Foundation
The Standard Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting organizations in communities where our employees live and work. Our charitable giving philosophy is shaped by the same attributes that help make us a leading provider of financial services: integrity, commitment and doing things differently. These characteristics, together with expertise and personalized service, distinguish us from our competitors, and also distinguish our employees who give generously of their time and money. The Standard is in the business of helping people achieve financial security, so we understand the importance of supporting organizations that provide services and programs to those in need.

The Wachovia Foundation, Inc.
Our mission is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference where we work and live.

Wellpoint Foundation
The foundations focus on initiatives that improve accessibility and affordability of health care and coverage; improve quality of care; support the development of health-related public policy; and help establish best practices in medicine and business management for the health care industry. The foundations partner with not-for-profit organizations whose projects and programs directly impact these health care priorities.

RGK Foundation
By seeking innovative projects in the area of health, education, human services and community affairs, the Foundation strives to advance knowledge, improve society and help realize human potential. The Foundation's current interests in the area of Medicine/Health include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS. The Foundation's interests within Health/Medicine are programs that promote the health and well-being of children and families, programs that promote access to health services, and, on a more limited basis, medical research programs.

Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
To improve health care through medical research and engineering especially translational research in biomedical engineering.

The Rockefeller Foundation
The work of the Rockefeller Foundation for the 21st Century is to enable 'smart globalization.' It attempts to harness the creative forces of globalization to ensure that the tools and technologies that have significantly improved the human condition in many parts of the world during the past half century are accessible today to more people, more fully, in more places. Repairing weak, outmoded health systems - making modern health systems stronger, more affordable, and more accessible in poor and vulnerable communities. International scope.

The Spencer Foundation
The Spencer Foundation is dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities. International scope.

Verizon Foundation
The Verizon Foundation aims to improve education, literacy, family safety and healthcare by supporting Verizon's commitment to deliver technology that touches life.

The Lawrence Foundation
Principally supports environmental and human services work by not-for-profit organizations.

The Kettering Family Foundation
There are three foundations within the Kettering Family Foundation: The Kettering Fund, The Kettering Family Foundation, and the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation. They fund medicine, science, and education work done by public charities, not-for-profits and charitable organizations principally in OH, but also nationally.

The Bailey Family Foundation, Inc.
The college program provides educational scholarships to college students who have a financial need and have demonstrated scholastic achievement.

The Humana Foundation
The Humana Foundation supports and nurtures charitable activities that promote healthy lives and healthy communities. Grant priorities are: Health and fitness efforts that lead to better decisions and lifestyles, Development of technology, tools, and resources that lead to healthy communities, etc. Targeted to specific cities in the US.

The Dell Foundation
Supports organizations that address the health and human services, the education, and the technology access for youth in communities where Dell employees live and work.

Robert & Lois C. Braddock Charitable Foundation
Direct funding efforts toward projects that enhance the well being of children, youth, elderly, disabled and veterans. The Foundation is dedicated to assisting these groups in the areas of basic life necessities, education, job training, rehabilitation, and environmental issues that have an impact upon people’s lives. Grants are awarded primarily to organizations servicing San Leandro and Oakland California and Central Florida.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grants are usually made via posted calls for submission, but some unsolicited topics are accepted. Types of research supported include: policy analysis, research-driven demonstrations, training, and syntheses. The Foundation also supports innovators whose bold ideas push beyond conventional thinking to explore solutions at the cutting edge of health and health care.

The Kresge Foundation
Dedicated to a broad spectrum of work in the areas of health environment, art and culture, education, human services, community development and international issues. International scope.

The Argosy Foundation
Support people and programs that make our society a better place to live. Support areas include education and health.

V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The Foundation has three principal areas of interest: the environment, Greenwood and South Carolina, and medical research. The Foundation supports medical research projects, with particular emphasis on eye research.

The Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.
Provides grant funding for not-for-profits working in a wide range of fields including access to medical care and public health outreach.


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