Alcon Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Eye Health
Education, Research, and Access to Care

GrantWatch ID#: 168042
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Alcon Foundation

07/31/17 - for grant requests over $10,000. Grant requests under $10,000 may be submitted at any time.

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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants starting at $10,000 to California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia nonprofit organizations to promote patient eye health care education and access to eye care in communities in which the funding source is located. Funding is awarded to organizations that provide high-quality programs and services, well-defined goals, a program commitment to maximizing available resources, and a reputation for meeting objectives and reporting measured results.

The Alcon Foundation will consider awarding grants for programs that:

- Improve the quality of eye health care and patient access to care
- Support the advancement of eye health education, research, and awareness
- Enhance and create sound communities in which Alcon is located

Grants under $10,000 may be submitted throughout the year, while grants of $10,000 or higher may be applied for by the deadline.

The Alcon Foundation Inc. will accept grant applications from qualified U.S.-based tax-exempt public 501(c)(3) charities that have well-defined goals, a demonstrated commitment to maximizing available resources, and a reputation for meeting objectives and delivering high-quality programs and services.

The Foundation does not support the following:

- Non-501(c)(3) designated organizations
- Individual or family requests for scholarships, fellowship assistance or other types of support
- Religious-based activities for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine
- Fraternal, labor, political or veterans organizations
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender or national origin
- Matching gifts
- University administrative, management or indirect fees
- Golf tournaments, athletic events or league or team sponsorships
- School-affiliated orchestra, band, or choir student trips or tours
- Private schools, grades K-12
- Unrestricted grants
- Books, research papers or articles in professional journals
- Travel expenses
- Fundraising activities or advertising sponsorships

The Alcon Foundation does not provide unrestricted grants. The purpose for the grant must be designated in the application and that designated purpose is the only purpose for which awarded grant funds may be used.

For requests $10,000 and above, applications must be submitted online between February 1 and July 31 of each year. All Grant Cycle qualifying applications will be considered before year-end for the following year's awards. All other qualifying applications are accepted online at any time throughout the year.

You will receive an email from The Alcon Foundation when your grant application is received online. After verification of all submitted information, you will receive an additional e-mail advising whether your proposal will be considered.


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

Begin the application process by taking the eligibility questionnaire. If eligible, you will be directed to the online application portal:

Fax: 817.615.3811

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USA: California;   Georgia;   Pennsylvania;   Texas;   West Virginia

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