CVS Foundation Opens Grant Application Process

May 31, 2012       Zach Halper      

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has begun its 2012 grant application process. The trust’s grants support specific initiatives each year. For 2012, grants will be targeted to programs in two areas of focus access to health care, and children and inclusion.

The Trust, which is a private foundation created by the pharmacy chain CVS Caremark Corporation, seeks to provide funding for health care, education, and community involvement initiatives.

Organizations that align with their mission and wish to be considered for 2012 grants must submit a letter of intent that provides a brief synopsis of a proposed grant request that addresses the following: A general understanding of the problem or issue the organization seeks to address; how a one-time grant will address the specific need; and, the applicant’s capacity to have a long-term impact on the target audience and problem.

Grant applicants should meet one of four goals:

Access to Health Care

  • Support innovative approaches to expanding access to health care for vulnerable populations, including support for mobile health innovations that enhance access to health care and bring health care to locations where people need it.

Children and Inclusion

  • Increase inclusive options for children with disabilities for physical activity, creativity and play such as recreational, youth development, camps and school-based programs, including support for physical accommodations and training of staff to allow more children with disabilities to actively participate in these programs.
  • Coordinate and improve health care services for children with disabilities and/or special health care needs, including providing a continuum of care between disciplines to have a whole view of a child’s needs (such as an occupational therapist and feeding specialist meeting with the child together) or technology needs.
  • Increase access to and appropriate use of early intervention services for children of all abilities, including support to enhance training and education of pediatricians, parents and others to improve services, referrals and care. The Organization helps to educate professionals and parents about autism and other developmental disorders, and the benefits of early intervention via print, press, broadcast, conferences, and web-site information.

You can learn more about the grant application process by visiting All letters of intent must be submitted by June 29, 2012.