The Allergan Foundation Donates $2 Million to Community Organizations on Front-Line of COVID-19 Response

The 2020 donations support programs dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as initiatives supporting mental health, eye care, and breast health. Photo credit: ThitareeSarmkasat/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Allergan announced that The Allergan Foundation has awarded approximately $13 million in charitable grants in 2020 as part of its commitment to providing a lasting and positive impact in the communities in which Allergan employees live and work. The 2020 donations support programs dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as initiatives supporting mental health, eye care, and breast health.

COVID-19

The Allergan Foundation's 2020 donations include a total of $2 million dedicated to more than 70 organizations responding to the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The goal of these fast-track grants is to put much needed financial help in the hands of organizations who support vulnerable people in need of food, housing and mental health services as quickly as possible," says Brent Saunders, chairman of The Allergan Foundation. "We are humbled by the care these front-line organizations provide to people in need in California, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Ohio, Florida, and several international locations, and proud to add them to the many organizations we support who are making a difference in the health and wellbeing of our communities." 

Included among the organizations receiving grants are the following:

  • New York Community Trust NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund
  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Orange County, CA United Way
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati

Mental Health

The Allergan Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in 2020 grants dedicated toward programs supporting mental health, including the training of more psychiatrists and psychologists to help address the growing number of people in need of behavioral health and mental health services.

Eye Care

In 2020 year-to-date, The Allergan Foundation has awarded $2.4 million in grants to eye care health initiatives, including research to prevent blindness, glaucoma research foundation, and Helen Keller International, among others.

Breast Health

The Allergan Foundation has donated $1.2 million in support of breast health initiatives in 2020, including Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, BreastCancer.org, and others.
 



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