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Walgreens Charitable Donations


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Biomedical

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Walgreens is currently transitioning to a new grants management system, which will help us provide the best possible experience for eligible non-profit organizations. Our new grant application portal will be available in early 2019. 

Since our founding in 1901, Walgreen Co. and its employees have recognized the connection between strong communities and good business. The Walgreen motto, “The Pharmacy America Trusts,” reflects our belief in ethical business practices and our respect for the dedication of our employees in improving the quality of life in their communities.

As our company grows, and we bring our stores to new markets and new neighborhoods, we bring with us a tradition of supporting the health needs of our patients. Because we cannot support every worthy program, we have developed these guidelines to help eligible nonprofit organizations understand our priorities, values and limitations.

We value the efforts of our nation’s nonprofit organizations in improving the communities Walgreens serves. We look forward to the opportunity to advance these efforts, where they overlap with the concerns of our patients, employees, industry and corporate values. 

Funding Categories

Walgreen grants are made to eligible nonprofits operating in local Walgreen communities. Organizations seeking funding should have a specific focus on improving:

  • Access to health and wellness in their community
  • Pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives
  • Civic and Community Outreach
  • Emergency and Disaster Relief

Health is our major area of focus, and the largest share of our annual budget is allocated to programs that address the health needs of our patients. 



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


  • Walgreen grants are made to eligible nonprofits operating in local Walgreen communities.
  • Walgreens does contribute to faith-based organizations provided the contributions are not used for inherently religious purposes or to serve a limited constituency.
    • Our contributions to faith-based organizations are designed to enhance services to the larger community in which an organization operates. 


  • Program Priorities
    • Within the categories we have identified health and education as our areas of main concern.
    • Walgreens strives to achieve demographic balance in its grant-making.
    • Priority will be given to those requests which most closely reflect the demographics of our patients and employees. 


  • Walgreens charitable funds will not be used to support:
    • Any group which is not qualified as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
    • Groups seeking educational or travel grants for contests, pageants, trips, or conventions ­
    • Advertising, promotional events or sponsorship of athletic teams ­
    • Lobbying, partisan or denominational groups
    • Endowment campaigns
    • Capital campaigns
    • Sponsorships for individuals participating in cause-related events; i.e., walks, runs, conferences, etc.
    • Sponsorships submitted by a third party on behalf of an organization ­ 
    • Individual elementary and secondary schools ­
  • Single-disease agencies: 
    • Walgreens selects national nonprofit organizations that focus on medical research, treatment, and service advocacy for diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc. 
  • United Way:
    • Because Walgreens contributes to many local United Way campaigns across the nation, United Way supported agencies are not eligible to apply for additional support from Walgreens.