Healthy communities for all

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation

Our approach

Established by AmerisourceBergen, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit charitable giving organization with a mission to improve the health and well-being of patient populations–both human and animal–by partnering with organizations on projects that all have a goal of advancing health equity by funding the areas of access to healthcare for underserved populations, improving animal health, and prescription drug safety.  In FY21, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation donated more than $7.7M to over 100 non-profit partners.

Beyond just giving to organizations, we aim to develop strong relationships and invest in our partnerships over the long term. We promote best practice sharing and building connections within our non-profit community. This commitment is evident through quarterly collaboration calls, a LinkedIn group, and our annual Foundation Grantee and Non-Profit Partner Conference. This year’s virtual event convened more than 50 organizations, including Partners in Health, American Cancer Society, Not One More Vet, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, to focus on developing strategies to address urgent needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as longstanding issues, such as health equity and global access to healthcare.   

At the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, we foster diverse, equitable and inclusive partnerships that create healthier lives and communities. Our existing Foundation partners strive to integrate diversity and inclusion into the work they do with missions that focus on meeting the needs of diverse populations in traditionally underserved communities.

More than

$7.7M

donated by the Foundation

to over

100

non-profit partners in FY21

The Foundation focuses its efforts on three pillars:

Human health

Supporting human health-related causes around the globe focused on access to healthcare for underserved populations.

Animal health

Improving the health of service, disaster response, companion, and production animals that support humans around the globe.

Prescription drug safety

Combating prescription drug misuse in the U.S. through safe disposal and innovative solutions.

Customers partner with the community

Building on our 16-year partnership with the health-focused non-profit, Americares, we are creating solutions to address the mental health needs of providers during the pandemic and increase vaccine confidence. Americares mental health specialists shared mental health strategies for community pharmacists and other providers. Americares also created a COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence training module to help reduce vaccine hesitancy in both patient and provider populations.
Through a grant from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, we were able to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with the roll out of an awareness and education campaign on the COVID-19 vaccine among Clubs across the country. Vaccine equity strategies were paramount and recognized the historical trauma related to health inequities in the majority of the participating communities.  To provide equitable access to vaccines, Clubs partnered with local community partners on community-based education and vaccine distribution.