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Community Giving Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible States
for Human Services, STEM Education, and Healthcare

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bristol-Myers Squibb

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 - New Jersey Giving Program for Health and Wellness; All other requests accepted year-round.


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Grants to USA nonprofits, agencies, healthcare facilities, schools, and community organizations for addressing unmet medical needs, providing basic human services, and improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in locations where the Foundation's employees reside and work.

Bristol-Myers Squibb accepts community giving requests from organizations located near these locations in the continental United States:
- Devens, Massachusetts
- Hopewell, New Jersey
- New Brunswick, New Jersey
- Plainsboro, New Jersey
- Lawrenceville, New Jersey
- Redwood City, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Syracuse, New York
- Tampa, Florida
- Wallingford, Connecticut
- West Windsor, New Jersey

Priority Areas:
- Addressing Unmet Needs: Each year, the Foundation works with nonprofit partners to improve access to treatment, eliminate health disparities, and promote healthy lifestyles throughout the communities.
- Improving Science Education: Because today’s students will discover tomorrow’s medicines, the Foundation is committed to improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies in schools and community organizations. Examples of possible activities include: summer scientific research programs, and robotics curricula for K-12 students
- Helping People In Need: Through philanthropy, volunteerism and partnerships, the Foundation provides essential human needs to the the hungry, homeless, elderly, and underserved citizens. Employees volunteer their time and expertise to help improve the quality of life in the communities where they live and work. The Foundation provides grants to organizations focused on providing food, clothing, and shelter to the most vulnerable. Examples of possible activities include: feeding the hungry, fighting homelessness, helping the elderly or homebound, helping individuals with special needs, providing disaster relief, and making holidays brighter for children.

Corporate Giving Principles:
- Bristol-Myers Squibb provides Corporate Giving in compliance with their Principles of Integrity, applicable laws, regulations, and industry codes of conduct.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb provides Corporate Giving to organizations where the Foundation does not have control over the activity for which the funding or In-Kind Support will be used.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb provides funding only to eligible institutions or organizations.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb requires that the funding provided to support a request be acknowledged publicly.

Bristol-Myers Squibb will review the overall financial support of an organization as a factor in the funding decision.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167891

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Giving Program accepts applications from IRS-qualified 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose mission and programs are consistent with the Foundation's areas of philanthropic interest, and which serve communities in the United States where the Foundation's employees live and work.

The Community Giving program accepts applications online from organizations with a health-related public mission and/or patient focus, hospitals or other similar healthcare facilities, community health centers, medical or other professional societies, and patient support or advocacy organizations and community organization

Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporate Giving is generally made to organizations that have a nonprofit status. Exceptions include for-profit organizations requesting for Independent Medical Education support.

The Foundation does not support these types of requests and organizations:
- Funding to support a specific individual’s scholarship, fellowship or fundraising goals. The Foundation only accept requests from organizations.
- Wish-granting campaigns
- Salaries for health care providers or administrative staff
- Endowments
- Political, lobbying, fraternal or social organizations
- Religious organizations whose activities are primarily sectarian in purpose
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis or race, gender, creed, culture, age, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, or status as a military veteran
- Loans or "life line" support for general operating expenses

Funding does not cover:
- Travel, lodging or personal expenses for attendees.
- Compensation for attendees.
- Lavish venues.
- Other costs that are neither reasonable nor customary.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb funding may not be used towards any food and/or beverages offered at an activity with less than 100 attendees. For activities with more than 100 attendees, funding may be used for buffet meals only.

- Funding is not provided to individuals or physician groups.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb will not provide funding to support the start up or establishment of a nonprofit organization.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb will not provide funding to support an event that has already occurred.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb will not provide funding to support entertainment or recreational activities.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation accepts requests year-round. However, the New Jersey Giving program has specific deadlines of April 1 for STEM Education and October 1 for Health and Wellness

For all community giving applications, the Foundation strongly urge applicants to submit their application at least 12 weeks in advance of the date of required funding. Funding decisions are announced by letter to recipient organizations. The Foundation will contact the applicant if the Foundation needs additional information.

Application Information:


More about Addressed Unmet Medical Needs:

More about Improving Science Education:

More about Helping People In Need:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Lisa McCormick Lavery, Director, Corporate Communications

For general questions:
800-831-9008 (from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm EST)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Redwood City;   Connecticut: Wallingford;   Florida: Tampa;   Massachusetts: Devons;   New Jersey: Hopewell, New Brunswick, Plainsboro, Lawrenceville, and West Windsor;   New York: Syracuse;   Washington: Seattle