By supporting organizations that advance and improve the quality of eye health, education and access to care, the Alcon Foundation plays a significant role in fulfilling our commitment to the global community.
What the Alcon Foundation Supports
The Alcon Foundation awards grants to qualified, U.S.-based tax-exempt public 501(c)(3) charities that provide high-quality programs and services, well-defined goals, a program commitment to maximizing available resources, and a reputation for meeting objectives and reporting measured results. The Alcon Foundation will consider awarding grants for programs that:
Improve the quality of eye health care and patient access to care
Support the advancement of eye health education, research and awareness
Enhance and create sound communities in which Alcon is located
Program areas considered are limited to projects and/or health and human service programs that enrich communities by promoting patient eye health education and access to eye care.
The Alcon Foundation does not support the following:
Non-501(c)(3) designated organizations
Individual or family requests for scholarships, fellowship assistance or other types of support
Religious-based activities for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine
Fraternal, labor, political or veterans organizations
Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender or national origin
University administrative, management or indirect fees
Golf tournaments, athletic events or league or team sponsorships
School-affiliated orchestra, band, or choir student trips or tours
Private schools K-12
Books, research papers or articles in professional journals
Fundraising activities or advertising sponsorships
While certain programs and projects, such as continuing medical education for eye care professionals, may not qualify for funding from the Alcon Foundation, they may qualify for funding from Alcon Medical Education. For additional information about the type of programs and projects funded by Alcon Medical Education, please visit myalcon.com.
To determine eligibility to apply for grants from the Alcon Foundation, please complete this quick online questionnaire. If eligible, further information about the application process will be provided.