Healthy Communities for All

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation

Our approach

Established by AmerisourceBergen, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit charitable giving organization whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of its patient populations—both human and animal—by investing in communities and partnering with organizations to expand access to quality healthcare, promote health equity, and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. In FY20, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation donated nearly $10 million to over 100 non-profit partners.

More than just giving to organizations, we aim to develop strong relationships and invest in our partnerships over the long term. We promote best-practice sharing within our non-profit community. This commitment is evident through quarterly collaboration calls, a LinkedIn group, a resource-sharing library, and our annual Foundation Conference.

Our existing Foundation partners strive to integrate diversity and inclusion into the work they do every day with missions that focus on meeting the needs of diverse populations in traditionally underserved communities.

Nearly

$10M

donated by the Foundation to

over

100

non-profit partners in FY20

The Foundation focuses its efforts on three pillars:

Human health

Supporting human health-related causes around the globe that specifically target underserved populations and increase health equity.

Animal health

Supporting access to care to improve animal health, including service, companion, and production animals, and disaster response.

Prescription drug safety

Combating the opioid epidemic and prescription drug safety in the U.S. through safe disposal, prevention education, and innovative solutions.

Meeting with purpose

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation hosted its second annual Grantee and Non-Profit Partner Conference focused on developing strategies to address some of the most difficult issues impacting society today, including pandemic resilience, social justice and racial equality, and health disparities and community improvement. 

More than 150 participants representing 60 non-profit partners attended the virtual event. Our Foundation non-profit partners were able to connect and collaborate with their peers, share best practices, and discuss how our grants have helped them serve their communities—particularly during the pandemic.

150+

participants representing

60

non-profit partners attended

Prescription drug safety

Through the Foundation, AmerisourceBergen remains committed to supporting the fight against opioid misuse. Supporting our belief that we can have the most impact by partnering with local organizations in affected communities, the Foundation has distributed more than 1.25 million drug deactivation resources since the inception of the Safe Disposal Support Program to more than 250 organizations in all 50 states. 

We also recognize the link between substance abuse and mental health. In 2020, we presented grants and in-kind donations related to prescription drug safety and mental health totaling nearly $6 million to support initiatives for existing partners such as Americares, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Eluna, Health Care Improvement Foundation, and United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Prescription drug safety partners

Amistades

Amistades, a Latino-led, Latino-serving nonprofit that hosts Los Jovenes, a culturally responsive, bilingual opioid-prevention education project that helps combat the devastating opioid epidemic. The program focuses on providing resources, building resiliency skills, and increasing knowledge to reduce risk factors among Latino youth, parents, families, and communities.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) provides home visitation nursing services to first-time, low-income mothers in 41 states. The program expands its curriculum on opioid use disorder (OUD) to create a multi-module course on substance use disorder (SUD) in expectant women and first-time mothers.

COVID-19 support

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation has committed $1 million to support communities impacted by COVID-19. The grant donations are being deployed to regional, national, and global organizations focused on combating the health, economic, and psychosocial challenges resulting from the pandemic.
 
To assist the areas where a majority of AmerisourceBergen team members live and work, the Foundation identified a number of regional organizations that provided immediate grants to those disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and will address longer-term challenges that will impact education, income, and health outcomes across communities.

Through our non-profit partners, we have donated to over 20 organizations impacting well over 50,000 people to provide:
  • Crisis support for vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Assistance for independent pharmacies
  • Lifesaving medications for high-risk populations
  • Rx Open Maps to show open pharmacies and dialysis centers during the pandemic
  • PPE delivery to frontline healthcare workers
  • Mental health services for healthcare workers
  • Shelter for frontline healthcare staff
  • Telemedicine resources
  • Financial assistance and meals for families in need