The Allergan Foundation fast-tracked another $2 million dollars in charitable grants for community organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, doubling their COVID-19 donations to date, raising the total to $4 million.
The donations are dedicated to 57 organizations working on the front lines of the community response to the pandemic in New York, New Jersey, California, Texas, Ohio, Florida and internationally.
Included among the organizations receiving grants are the following:
- Food Bank for New York City
- Interfaith Food Pantry of New Jersey
- Charitable Ventures of Orange County, California
- Central Texas Food Bank
- Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Hope South Florida
- Direct Relief
"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to adversely impact people and communities, these essential organizations are helping the people most in need, providing them with food, housing and mental health services," says Brent Saunders, Chairman of The Allergan Foundation, in a news release. "We applaud them for the critical front-line care they are providing, which The Allergan Foundation is proud to help support."
In 2020 to date, The Allergan Foundation has awarded a total of approximately $17 million in charitable grants as part of its commitment to providing a lasting and positive impact in the communities in which Allergan employees live and work. In addition to COVID-19, the 2020 donations support programs dedicated to Mental Health, Eye Care and Breast Health. The 2020 grants bring The Allergan Foundation's total donations in its 22-year history to approximately $112 million, including $61 million since the beginning of 2015.