How It Works

Application Timeline

Due to the large volume of requests, the Allergan Foundation now requires a Letter of Interest (LOI) to be approved before a grant application can be submitted. A Letter of Interest allows the foundation to quickly assess if there is a good match between the foundation’s interests and the project. The following dates will be in effect for the 2019 Community Grant cycle:

May 1st – May 24thA link to the Letters of Interest template will become active under the “Apply” tab.
June 10th Organizations are notified if they have been selected for the second stage of our application cycle. Those that are selected will receive a link to complete the application process.
June 10th – June 28th Selected organizations may complete grant applications to be considered for funding.
September 12th Organizations are notified of Community Grant awards via email.

What We Support

The Allergan Foundation will consider awarding grants for:
Programs that promote education, research, and awareness of health issues.
Efforts to improve the quality of health care and patient access to care.
Patient and health care-centered organizations providing direct care to an underserved population.
Community-based projects that support health and well-being in regions where Allergan plc has a facility.

Grant Limitations

Grants are not made to support or fund:

  • Organizations that have not yet received Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3) publicly charity status.
  • Individuals or family requests for scholarships, fellowship assistance, or other types of support.
  • Refugee- or religious-based activities for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine.
  • Fraternal, labor, or political organizations.
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, or national origin.
  • Matching gifts.
  • In-kind donations.
  • Golf tournaments, athletic events, league or team sponsorships, or school-affiliated orchestra, band, choir, student trips, or tours.
  • Private schools K-12.
  • Activities that propagandize or influence legislation and/or elections; that promote voter registration; that promote political candidates or political campaigns, or engage in political activities; litigation.
  • Institutions limiting their services to persons of a single religious sect or denomination.
  • Conferences, workshops, exhibits, surveys, or consumer interest groups.
  • Contingencies, deficits, or debt reduction.
  • Charities or funds solely directed by a single physician or medical practice group.

Grants generally are not approved for:

  • Organizations that collect funds for redistribution to other nonprofit groups.
  • Regular, ongoing operating support.
  • Agencies, projects, or programs primarily financed by government sources.

Additional Limitations
The Allergan Foundation, does not fund any grant request that appears to be for the primary purpose of supporting Allergan plc’s business, including requests for Allergan plc product donations or requests to support events that are intended to directly benefit healthcare professionals or other Allergan plc customers or suppliers. In addition, the Allergan Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any request even when the requesting organization meets the Allergan Foundation’s grant guidelines.

Funding Range

Community grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 and are generally awarded in support of specific programs. The objectives and programs of the requesting organization must be clearly defined and reasonably capable of achievement. In assessing potential grant recipients, the Allergan Foundation considers the extent of the public benefit provided by the requesting organization. An effective governing board, efficient management, and strong community support are also among the criteria considered.

Geographic Focus

In recognition of the source of the Foundation’s endowment, strong priority is given to grant applications supporting regions where the majority of Allergan employees live and work, with a focus on Central New Jersey; Orange County, California; and Central Texas. Due to the large volume of requests received in California, priority will be given to health and human service programs in that area.

Sample Forms and Reports

For planning purposes, sample forms are provided below: