Amgen Foundation Grants

Philanthropic Focus

In support of our mission, the Amgen Foundation seeks to improve access and advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, as well as invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. We support diverse organizations whose philosophies, objectives, and approaches align with the Foundation's mission and strategic goals.

Each year, the Foundation awards grants to local, regional, and international nonprofit organizations whose programs are replicable, scalable and designed to have a lasting and meaningful effect in Amgen communities. These grants reflect Amgen's dedication to impacting lives in inspiring and innovative ways.

Learn more about our Funding Priorities below.

Amgen Foundation Grants

Please note that nearly all Amgen Foundation grants are made by invitation.

Within the United States and Puerto Rico, we will, however, respectfully contemplate a small number of unsolicited requests for local programs whose work is fully aligned to our strategy to strengthen science education in the communities where Amgen has a presence. Unsolicited requests are only reviewed on a semiannual basis, in March and September.

Organizations that choose to submit an Unsolicited Letter of Inquiry must first complete an eligibility quiz before submitting their request. On successful completion, these organizations may only submit one request per year for funding.

For organizations chartered outside of the United States, following our invitation to submit a proposal, the Amgen Foundation works with qualified intermediary partners to manage international donations.

Funding Priorities

Through our focus on science education, we are especially interested in the combined use of educational technology and hands-on science experiences to support learning outcomes. The Foundation prioritizes these areas:

Teacher quality and professional development in science: We support comprehensive programs that enhance the quality of science teachers entering the classroom, and support teachers with meaningful professional-development opportunities that have a positive impact on student achievement.

Pivotal hands-on science experience: We support programs that provide students and teachers with opportunities for hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences that significantly impact students' excitement about science and scientific careers and make the use of the latest educational technology.

Additionally, the Foundation supports programs that enhance civic engagement and align with our overall mission and priority-giving areas in the communities where Amgen has a presence.

Amgen Communities

Currently, the Amgen Foundation makes local grants in and around the following U.S. and Puerto Rico communities:

  • Ventura County, CA
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Greater Boston Area, Middlesex and Suffolk Counties, MA
  • Juncos, Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Tampa, FL
  • Louisville, KY
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio