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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 $4.5 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. 

2023 Grant Cycle Now Closed

Alkermes is no longer accepting applications for the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program. 
Visit the 2023 program page to learn more about the program and the application process. This year's grant recipients will be announced in Q3 2023.

Visit the 2023 Program Page

Inspired to Make an Impact

Previous grant recipients share stories to illustrate the importance of Alkermes Inspiration Grants® funding to support resources and programs designed to address unmet needs for their communities.
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We see the gravity of unmet need in our communities to address stigmatized and increasingly complex health challenges — yet we remain hopeful because of the passion, energy and holistic problem-solving put forth by nonprofit organizations working on the front lines.  

Richard Pops,
Chief Executive Officer

2022 Grant Recipients  

Nine U.S. nonprofit organizations received grants from the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program in its sixth installment. The awarded programs will utilize a variety of formats to address the needs of people living with alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder and cancer. 

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American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Building Bridges to Care: APAF Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Community Alcohol Use Disorder Awareness Video and Fact Sheet

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Addressing Mental Health Disparities Through Peer Support: Engaging Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black and Rural Communities

Foundation for Women's Cancer

Move The Message

National Association for Children of Addiction

Children Deserve Recovery, Too!


Lifecycle of OVARCOMING

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones

Healing Families of Substance Use Disorder in the Nation's Largest Cities

Sound Mind Live

"Released" Mental Health Docuseries on Bipolar Disorder

Young People in Recovery

Native American Youth Substance Use Disorder Recovery Support Services Pilot

More information about the 2022 grant recipient programs can be found here.


Only 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the U.S. that are not engaged in the practice of healthcare (which includes counseling services) may apply for funding through the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program. 

Exclusion Criteria

Any program that includes the treatment of a medical condition will not be considered. Programs that reference Alkermes products or product candidates, or seek to measure the impacts of Alkermes products, are not eligible for funding through this program. In addition, the following organizations are not eligible to receive funding through this program:

  • Healthcare organizations, treatment facilities and individual healthcare professionals/ private practices 
  • Foundations or charities controlled by healthcare providers or their private practices
  • Individuals/patients/caregivers
  • Labor unions/trade associations
  • Political/lobbying groups
  • Religious organizations
  • Fraternal or service organizations

Additional Information

Organizations with additional questions may contact the Alkermes Inspiration Grants team by clicking the button below. 

Connect with the Alkermes Inspiration Grants team

ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS® and the ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Alkermes, Inc.

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Community responder programs provide a first response that does not criminalize a mental health crisis. A grant from Alkermes supported our work to help communities get engaged and educated, as they work to set up these programs.

Anne Larsen
CSG Justice Center, 2021 Grant Recipient