Allergan announced that The Allergan Foundation has awarded approximately $13 million in charitable grants in 2020. The 2020 donations support programs dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as initiatives supporting mental health, eye care, and breast health. The 2020 grants bring The Allergan Foundation’s total donations in its 22-year history to approximately $108 million, including $57 million since the beginning of 2015.
The Allergan Foundation’s 2020 donations include a total of $2 million dedicated to more than 70 organizations responding to the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The goal of these fast-track grants is to put much needed financial help in the hands of organizations who support vulnerable people in need of food, housing and mental health services as quickly as possible,” Brent Saunders, Chairman of The Allergan Foundation, said in a company news release. “We are humbled by the care these front-line organizations provide to people in need in California, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Ohio, Florida and several international locations (supported by a grant to the Allergan International Foundation), and proud to add them to the many organizations we support who are making a difference in the health and wellbeing of our communities.”
Included among the organizations receiving grants are the following:
- New York Community Trust NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund
- Community Food Bank of New Jersey
- Orange County, California United Way
- Central Texas Food Bank
- Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati, Ohio
To demonstrate its support for those impacted by COVID-19, The Allergan Foundation has temporarily updated its logo to include the shape of a heart. We’re all in this together!
The Allergan Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in 2020 grants dedicated toward programs supporting mental health, including the training of more psychiatrists and psychologists to help address the growing number of people in need of behavioral health and mental health services.
In 2020 year-to-date, The Allergan Foundation has awarded $2.4 million in grants to eye care health initiatives, including Research to Prevent Blindness, Glaucoma Research Foundation and Hellen Keller International, among others.
The Allergan Foundation has donated $1.2 million in support of breast health initiatives in 2020, including Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, BreastCancer.org and others. The 2020 donations fulfill the Foundation’s 2018 pledge of $2 million in support of Breast Health Initiatives within three years.