VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — The AmerisourceBergen Foundation has launched a new grant program broadening its efforts to curb opioid abuse.
The Opioid Resource Grant Program builds off of continuous and ongoing efforts through the foundation to support and advance ideas from innovative nonprofit, grant-funded organizations, in an effort to redefine best practices across the country in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Funding from the program will be allocated to organizations committed to pioneering new ideas, and priority will be given to proposals that address the safe disposal of opioids and education around prevention.
“The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is deeply committed to collaborating with all stakeholders to find ways to combat opioid abuse, while also identifying and devoting resources to creating new action-oriented solutions through which we can affect positive change,” said foundation president Gina Clark. “With the creation of our foundation’s grant program – led by a team universally recognized as experts in treating opioid abuse – we will be better equipped to support and partner with like-minded organizations that share our desire to stop opioid abuse, now and in the long term.”
The foundation has created an external advisory committee (EAC) composed of key stakeholders and thought leaders to oversee the grant-making process. EAC members include:
- Mary FitzGerald, CEO, The Moyer Foundation
- Dr. Joseph N. Ranieri, chief medical officer, Seabrook
- Dr. Richard Cohen, president and CEO, Public Health Management Corp.
- Jason Altmire, former Pennsylvania congressman
Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis, and more information about the program can be found at https://www.amerisourcebergen.com/abcnew/foundation.
All grant recipients will be asked to update the foundation every six months, and submit a report one year after receiving their grant, outlining the impact the grant had on its organization, community and specific population served.
Letters and questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the Opioid Resource Grant Program, the foundation recently announced the donation of 55,000 drug deactivation resources to communities across the country.