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Alkermes Inspiration Grants®

Alkermes Inspiration Grants®

About Alkermes Inspiration Grants® 


Since 2016, Alkermes Inspiration Grants® has awarded more than $3 million in funding to innovative programs that support the comprehensive needs of those most 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. 

2021 Program: Open for Applications

Alkermes is now accepting applications for its 2021 Alkermes Inspiration Grants program. Now in its fifth 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. Visit the 2021 program page to learn about the program and application process.  The application portal will close on June 17, 2021.

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Special Edition in 2020: The COVID-19 Relief Fund

Due to urgent and unexpected needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we revamped our Alkermes Inspiration Grants program in 2020 to provide grants to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to urgently address pandemic-related needs for people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer.

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As the pandemic unfolded, we reached out to understand how efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 were impacting people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer. We learned that fear, social isolation and economic hardship led to even greater challenges for these communities. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide meaningful and lasting support for these patient populations. 

Richard Pops,
Chief Executive Officer

 
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With Alkermes’ grant support, we delivered 38,000 medically tailored meals to the homes of 232 clients affected by cancer, along with their dependent children and caregivers. 

Community Servings,
2020 Alkermes Inspiration Grants Recipient