Amgen Foundation


Contact Information


The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve quality of care and access for patients, and support organizations that work to strengthen their communities thus making them a desirable place to live and work.

Funding Interests

Donations from the Amgen Foundation help ensure that a range of social services, the arts and recreation and environmental support are able to thrive. The foundation strives to support organizations working to enhance the health and vitality of the environment, provide wildlife refuge and support natural habitat and natural resources.

Geographic Focus

California, Colorado and Washington.

Types of Support


Grant Size

$1000 to $1000000

Requirements & Limitations

To be eligible for funding, organizations must have IRS 501 (c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (2), (3) status. The Foundation awards grants to regional and national nonprofit organizations that reflect Amgen's core values and complement Amgen's dedication to impacting lives in inspiring and innovative ways.

    Amgen will not consider requests for:
  • Individuals 
  • Fundraising or sports-related events
  • Corporate sponsorship requests 
  • Religious organizations unless the gift is designated to a program that is non-denominational 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; fraternal, service or veterans' organizations 
  • International organizations
  • Private foundations 
  • Organizations not described in sections 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1), (2), (3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Proposals must be submitted online. Paper forms will not be evaluated. Organizations may only submit one request a year for funding.

Application Process

Proposals must be typed and concise. Please go to the the foundations checklist for the necessary application information and documentation.


Applications may be submitted anytime to the appropriate regional office. Organizations may only submit one request a year for funding. The foundation's review committees meet quarterly to evaluate applications.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Front Range Earth Force
Amount: $
Purpose: FrontRange Earth Force works with teachers in local schools to bring the best in hands-on, youth-driven learning to their students. They help these committed educators combine service to the community with classroom learning ("service-learning") to better illustrate important academic, social and personal lessons to young people.

Grant 2

Grantee: National Wildlife Federation Earth Tomorrow Program
Amount: $

Earth Tomorrow is one of NWF's education programs aimed at teens.

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