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Alkermes Inspiration Grants®

Alkermes Inspiration Grants®

About the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program

Since 2016, the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program has awarded more than $4 million in funding to innovative programs that support the needs of those impacted by serious diseases in our therapeutic areas of focus. Applicants and grant recipients include a broad variety of organizations, from large advocacy groups and academic institutions to small, grassroots organizations in rural communities – all working to make a difference. The large volume of high-quality submissions received each time this program opens for applications reinforces the need for funding to support impactful, community-based programs. 

Inspired to Make an Impact

We recently spoke with leaders from three of the 2020 recipient organizations, to hear their perspectives about the impact of Alkermes Inspiration Grants during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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2022 Grant Recipients to be Announced

Alkermes is no longer accepting applications for the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program as the application period has closed. Now in its sixth year, this competitive grants program will provide up to a total of $500,000 in grants to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to address the needs of people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer. 
Applications are currently being reviewed. 2022 grant recipients will be announced later this year. 
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We are committed to working toward positive change for people affected by addiction, serious mental illness or cancer. This year, we have sharpened the focus of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program to support innovative programs focused on unmet patient and caregiver needs, while continuing to prioritize efforts to address longstanding and widespread health disparities.

Richard Pops,
Chief Executive Officer


2021 Grant Recipients  

Eleven U.S. nonprofit organizations received grants from the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program in its fifth installment. The awarded programs seek to address a wide range of needs and utilize a variety of formats and methods to address them, including peer support, train-the-trainer, webinars, videos, podcasts, blogs, virtual coaching, skill-building and criminal justice reform. 

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The Artistic Recovery

Online Recovery Support

Cancer Research Institute

Immunotherapy Summit for Cancer Patients and Caregivers in Hispanic and Latinx Communities

The Council of State Governments Justice Center

Taking the Call: Promoting Use of Community First Responders to Improve Outcomes for People in Crisis

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Addressing Mental Health Disparities through Peer Support in Black Communities

Imerman Angels

Ambassadors and Outreach Program for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Cancer Fighters, Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Animated Patient's Guide to Ovarian Cancer: Understanding Clinical Trials, Biomarkers and Genetic Mutations 

National Sheriffs' Educational Foundation

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Sheriff-to-Sheriff Peer Mentoring Program

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

Veteran Outreach, Veteran/Service Dog Team Training Program and Prison Training Program


Mental Health Mondays Educational Series

Sound Mind Live

Road to Recovery Community Outreach Program

We Bloom

Recovery Cafés: Building Social and Emotional Health, Community Connectedness and Recovery Capital for Persons in Recovery

More information about the 2021 grant recipient programs can be found here.

ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS® is a registered service mark of Alkermes, Inc. 

ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS® is a registered service mark of Alkermes, Inc.  The ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS logo is a service mark of Alkermes, Inc.

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With Alkermes’ grant support, we delivered 84,000 medically tailored meals to the homes of 342 clients and their families affected by cancer. 

Community Servings,
2020 Grant Recipient