Alkermes Inspiration Grants® COVID-19 Relief Fund

Funding Impactful Programs that Address Patient Needs in Our Areas of Focus

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About the Alkermes COVID-19 Relief Fund

Since 2016, the 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 areas of focus. Due to the urgent and unexpected needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company revamped its Alkermes Inspiration Grants program for 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.

Ten nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants from the company’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, a special edition of the company’s signature Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program. Collectively, the programs receiving grants reach across Alkermes’ therapeutic focus areas and seek to serve populations that span ethnic, socio-economic, gender, and age spectrums, utilizing a variety of approaches targeted to the acute challenges presented by COVID-19, including: peer-support programs; innovative technologies, formats and channels to expand access to and reach of essential nonprofit programming; creative approaches to bolster crisis response; and provision of essentials such as food, housing, and career support.

Grant recipients were selected based on pre-determined decision criteria including: a focus on people living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or cancer; clearly defined needs, objectives, activity format, mode of delivery, and intended audience; relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic; ability to implement in a rapid time frame and sustainability of the impact beyond the immediate crisis; the organization’s ability to execute the proposed program; and uniqueness and creativity of the proposed program/solution.

The grant recipients of this year’s program are:

  • 10,000 Beds
  • Clubhouse International
  • Community Servings
  • Faces & Voices of Recovery
  • Imerman Angels
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City
  • Ohio Recovery Housing
  • Sound Mind Live
  • This Is My Brave
  • Young People in Recovery
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Information about the programs that have been awarded Alkermes COVID-19 Relief Fund grant can be found here.

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