Community Grants Program


Each year, The Baxter International Foundation receives hundreds of community grant requests. While it is not possible for every organization to receive funding, those that are in alignment with the Foundation’s goals and mission are given careful consideration. Projects brought to the Foundation through a local Baxter facility or by an employee are given strong preference. We welcome your ideas.


Online Application (begin a new application)
Access your account
(access saved / in progress applications)


The Baxter International Foundation funds:

  • Programs that increase access to healthcare (e.g., an additional counselor to increase the number of patients served in a health clinic)
  • Programs in locations where Baxter employees live and work
  • Programs targeting a diverse population of underserved, underprivileged individuals


There are a number of programs and activities that the Foundation will not support. These include, but are not limited to:

  • General operating support
  • Capital and endowment campaigns (includes requests for infrastructure of any kind, equipment, vehicles, etc.)
  • Disease or condition-specific organizations or programs
  • Educational grants/continuing professional education scholarships
  • Hospitals
  • Individuals
  • Medical Missions
  • Research
  • Training
  • Travel
  • Event fundraisers or sponsorships
  • Lobbying of any kind
  • Fraternal, veterans, or religious organizations
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender or sexual orientation/gender identity
  • Salaries of existing staff

Grant Cycles


First Day

Last Day

Board of Directors Meeting


January 1

February 11



May 1

June 11


Quick Facts


Average Grant Term

12 months–24 months

Average Grant


Waiting Period Between Grants

2 years


Every 12 months for active grants

Overhead Expenses

Maximum of 10% per grant

Fringe Benefit Expense

Maximum of 30% of salary requested


The following forms are required within the online application:

Forms required for reporting on awarded grants:

Quick links: