The Community Grant – Apply Online: May 1 – June 15 - Please note the earlier deadline!

Community grants range from $5,000 to $10,000 and are generally awarded in support of specific programs. Final grant decisions are made by The Allergan Foundation Board of Directors in September, and approved grants are funded in October of each year. Organizations may apply annually for funding; however, groups previously awarded are asked to observe a one-year hiatus before again applying for a grant from The Allergan Foundation.

The Focus Grant – By Invitation Only

Focus grants are considered at the discretion of the Board of Directors, targeting primarily patient and health care-centered organizations and programs. Applications for focus grants are reviewed on an annual basis and are selected to support and enrich the mission of The Allergan Foundation.

The “We Care” Employee Grant – Ongoing

The Allergan Foundation awards funding to organizations in which U.S.-based employees of Allergan plc demonstrate a strong interest through their personal time and commitment. “We Care” Employee Grants generally range from $500 to $1,500 and can be requested on an annual basis by those employees actively supporting their community through regular volunteer efforts.


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 Orange County, California; Central New Jersey; McLennan County, Texas, and other geographies with a significant employee presence.

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, with an additional emphasis on women’s health issues and the aging population.
  • Patient and health care-centered organizations aligned with The Allergan Foundation’s mission statement.
  • Community-based projects that support the arts, education, and other civic and community causes located in regions where Allergan plc has a facility.

Grant Limitations

Grants are not made to support or fund:

  • Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) publicly supported charities.
  • 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.
  • University administrative, management, or indirect fees.
  • Golf tournaments, athletic events, league or team sponsorships, or school-affiliated orchestra, band, choir, student trips, or tours.
  • Private schools K-12.
  • Fundraising activities, galas, luncheons/dinners, or advertising sponsorships.
  • 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.
  • Endowments, capital, or building campaigns.
  • Contingencies, deficits, or debt reduction.
  • Contributions in the name of someone as a memorial tribute.
  • 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.

The Allergan Foundation, does not fund any grant request that appears to have been made 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.


Additional Information

The objectives and programs of the requesting organization must be clearly defined and reasonably capable of achievement. The financial status of the requesting organization and its sources of income must also meet applicable legal requirements, including proof of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) as a public charity described in sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, and status as a nonprofit organization under applicable state law. 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.


Contact Us

The Allergan Foundation, 2525 Dupont Drive, T1-5D, Irvine, CA 92612

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