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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. 

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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Portrait of Richard Pops Alkermes CEO

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


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.

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