Limited Submission: Amgen Foundation Grant


The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. The Amgen Foundation carefully considers each grant application it receives, seeking out diverse organizations whose philosophies, objectives and approaches align with the Foundation goals and mission.

The Foundation awards grants to local, regional, and international nonprofit organizations that are replicable, scalable and designed to have a lasting and meaningful effect in our communities. Grants should reflect Amgen’s dedication to impacting lives in inspiring and innovative ways. Amgen Foundation grants range from $10,000 to multi-million dollar commitments.

The Amgen Foundation has established grant-making partnerships with qualified intermediary partners to manage donations to organizations chartered outside of the United States.

Philanthropic Focus: Each year, the Foundation receives hundreds of grant proposals. While it is not possible for every organization to receive funding, those that are in alignment with the Foundation’s guidelines and programmatic vision outlined below are given careful consideration. We welcome your ideas.

Science Education: The Foundation is committed to raising the value of science literacy on a national and local level. The areas given priority consideration within science education are:

  • Teacher quality and professional development in math and science: Comprehensive programs that enhance the quality of math and 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: 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

Community Life: The Foundation supports programs that align with our overall mission and priority-giving areas in the communities where Amgen has a presence. Currently, the Amgen Foundation makes Community Life grants in and around the following U.S. and Puerto Rico communities:

  • Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, CA
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Greater Boston Area, Middlesex and Suffolk Counties, MA
  • Juncos, Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island

Our focus is to fund programs that enhance civic engagement by supporting science and education based initiatives, environmental programs, social services, as well as culture and arts in an effort to strengthen and enrich our communities.

Award Amount
  • $10,000USD
  • Amounts awarded and time periods of grants vary widely and depend upon the scope of the project.
  • The minimum Amgen Foundation grant is $10,000 and ca range to multi-million dollar commitments.

The Amgen Foundation will not consider requests for:

  • Support to individuals
  • Fundraising or sports-related events
  • Corporate sponsorship requests
  • Religious organizations unless the gift is designated to a program that is secular in nature and benefits a broad range of the community (e.g. soup kitchens and homeless shelters). Additionally, the program must have a formal mission and separate budget and staff.
  • Political organizations or lobbying activity
  • Labor unions
  • Private foundations
  • Organizations not described in sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (2), (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability statuses in the delivery of services and in their employment practices.
Limitation Details

Organizations may only submit one request a year for funding. If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:
  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • PI’s curriculum vitae
Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to by the internal deadline listed above.


Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to Alex Aspley at

For questions directly related to this program, please email the Amgen Foundation at

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