Community Life Program


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Grant amount: More than US $10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit College / University Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Los Angeles County Show all

Location of residency: United States, Puerto Rico

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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 in Europe.

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.

Community Life

The Foundation supports programs that align with our overall mission and priority-giving areas in the communities where Amgen has a presence. 

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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Amgen Foundation, Inc. will consider grant requests from nonprofit organizations that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt public charities under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (2), (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, located in the United States and Puerto Rico.
  •  In addition, the Amgen Foundation will consider requests for funding from governmental organizations located in the United States where the purpose of the grant is to support a charitable, educational, scientific or literary purpose.
  • Thus, eligible grantees may include public elementary and secondary schools, as well as public colleges and universities, public libraries and public hospitals.
  • 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


  • 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.