As a company, AstraZeneca US is committed to improving human health.
They are discovering, developing, and delivering innovative, meaningful medicines and other healthcare solutions that help enrich the lives of patients, their families, and communities.
Believing that healthy communities mean healthy people, the foundation created a range of important programs to promote healthy communities. They partner with nonprofit organizations to achieve the shared goal of helping people live longer, healthier lives. They support programs that expand access to healthcare, prevent disease through health and disease education, and encourage early diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation, a Delaware not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c) (3) entity organized for charitable purposes awarded a total of $2,543,204 worth of grants to fourteen recipients in 2010. These recipients include American Heart Association in Chicago, Illinois ( $170,001); Boston Medical Center ($218,412); Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine ($186,107); Children’s Hospital in Bronx, New York ($150,000); Cornerstone Assistance Network in Fort Worth, Texas ($185,000); El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission in Austin, Texas ($150,000); Family Focus in Chicago, Illinois ($280,480); Gulf Coast Health Educators in Pass Christian, Mississippi ($150,000).
Other recipients were Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas ($159,000); St. Mary’s Health Wagon in Clincho, Virginia ($150,762); Sustainable Food Center in Austin, Texas ($150,000); University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan ($252,935); Vision y Compromiso in El Cerrito, California ($153,600); and West Virginia Health Right in Charleston, West Virginia ($186,907).
The Foundation Center has ranked the AstraZeneca Foundation second among the list of top 100 US foundations by total giving, as of 2009.
http://www.astrazeneca-us.com/_mshost795281/content/media/foundation_grant_awardees_2010.pdf and http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/topfunders/top100giving.html