Mission and Priorities
The Baxter International Foundation helps organizations increase access to healthcare in the United States and around the world. The Foundation, established in 1981, focuses exclusively on increasing access to healthcare particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved – in and near communities where Baxter employees live and work. For more information about the Foundation, please visit http://www.baxter.com/about_baxter/sustainability
/international_foundation/index.html and http://www.sustainability.baxter.com/access-to-healthcare/baxter-international-foundation.html.
In each of these efforts, the Foundation's fundamental purpose is to make a positive and lasting impact on healthcare and the health of communities around the world.
Throughout the world, limited government funding for healthcare, growing numbers of uninsured or underinsured individuals, and natural and man-made disasters combine to increase the need for healthcare services. At the same time, many nonprofit health organizations face budget and staff limitations, struggling to meet the needs presented to them daily.
Through its grant program, The Baxter International Foundation funds programs or projects that improve the access, quality and cost-effectiveness of direct healthcare services. Grant seekers must submit their request through the online grant application system and their project must be in communities where Baxter employees work and live. Focusing on these priorities, the Foundation makes grants to projects that are new or expanding (not yet implemented).
The Foundation does not make grants to organizations seeking funding for general operating support, purchase of equipment, disease specific projects, hospitals, individuals, fundraisers, medical missions and research projects. For more guidelines and restrictions please visit the Grant Application webpage.
Click here to see a list of recent Foundation grants.
The Baxter International Foundation includes dental, mental health, substance abuse, and health services to the disabled, domestic violence, sexual assult, and child abuse in its definition of healthcare.
Through its prize programs, the Foundation celebrates excellence in community service and research in the health field. Foundation prizes, including the Foster G. McGaw Prize, are recognized as the highest honors in their fields.