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Opioid Resource Grant Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits for
Programs that Address Opioid Abuse

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AmerisourceBergen Foundation

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs that address substance misuse and abuse. Priority funding will be given to proposals that address prevention and education related to opioid abuse; pre- and post-treatment programs; and/or safe disposal of unused or expired drugs. The goal of the grant program is to present constructive and innovative solutions to the opioid epidemic.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and leverage existing, proven, evidence-based frameworks and strategies. Applicants may also propose original and innovative projects related to pre- and post-treatment activities such as job training, housing programs, recidivism support, etc., or customize and build upon publicly available projects and/or strategy models.

Grants will be awarded for the most innovative and constructive community-facing programs, and priority will be given to concepts addressing these three key areas of focus:

  • Safe disposal management programs
  • Prevention education
  • Pilot programs for new ideas related to pre- and post-treatment activities.

Applications focusing on education may include new concepts or approaches, or proven models. Education initiatives may address a wide spectrum of needs, and priority will be given to the effective dissemination of the following topics:

  • Provider education about appropriate opioid prescribing
  • Patient education about the risks and effects of prescription opioids, and what to do if they have concerns about addiction
  • Public education, especially aimed at rural communities
  • Training to reduce youth risk factors, such as delinquency, and boost protective factors, such as decision-making skills for problem-solving and resisting peer pressure
  • Parent education on prevention of teen opioid abuse
  • How youth can effectively cope when living with adults with addiction

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183473

Estimated Size of Grant:

The size of grant disbursements will depend on the needs of each grantee. There is no maximum. The Foundation expects the average grant size to be between $50,000 to $75,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant periods are for one-year only. Multi-year grant requests will not be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding can only be awarded to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. A non-profit led community coalition that applies for funding may include academic institutions, hospitals/health systems, or municipalities, but those types of organizations may not be the lead applicant.

Organizations requesting funding should exhibit sound financial management. The Foundation has a preference to partner with organizations that have the following:
- At least three years of 990s or equivalent available for review
- Project budgets amounts that do not exceed the annual revenue of the organization except in cases of documented multi-partner community coalitions.

To be eligible for a grant:
- The project or program must align with the Foundation’s mission and focus.
- The project or program cannot be limited to serving a narrowly defined group of individuals, but must instead serve a broad and indeterminate charitable class.
- The project or program cannot be to fund direct treatment costs for individuals or groups of individuals suffering from substance abuse.
- The organization cannot lobby as a substantial portion of its activities or support political causes or campaigns, or operate to benefit or promote the interests of elected officials.
- The grantee cannot engage in discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, disability or veteran status.
- The Foundation does not fund efforts to influence legislation, to intervene in political elections or campaigns, to promote propaganda, or to conduct voter registration drives
- The Foundation does not make grants or loans to individuals and does not directly fund fellowships or prizes.

The following types of organizations do not meet eligibility requirements and will automatically be declined:
- Academic institutions
- Customers of AmerisourceBergen
- Hospitals, health systems, hospital/health system foundations or physician practices or any other hospital/health system related entities
- Municipalities or government agencies
- Governmental entities with regulatory oversight of AmerisourceBergen

Funding requests for the following will NOT be considered:
- Treatment-related services or beds
- Academic or scientific research
- Media or advertising (e.g., public service announcements)
- Narcan or equivalent resources
- Funding for new positions (consultants or contractors are acceptable)

Pre-Application Information:

LOIs will be accepted from April 15 to April 30, 2020.

Step one of the application process is a 1-2 page LOI. Step 2 is an invite-only full proposal.

Contact Information:

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

Submit LOIs online (from April 15):

For questions, contact the foundation at:

AmerisourceBergen Foundation
1300 Morris Drive
Chesterbrook, PA 19807

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