The Baxter International Foundation

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.


The Baxter International Foundation's primary focus is increasing access to healthcare worldwide. In 2012, the Foundation donated more than $3.1 million (actual payments, excluding future commitments) in 13 countries. This included more than $725,000 to more than 730 organizations through the Foundation's Dollars for Doers and Matching Gifts programs that support employees' philanthropic contributions. The majority of the grants were based on recommendations from Baxter facilities, targeted to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for the disadvantaged and underserved in local communities. The Foundation also supports three prize programs that recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate excellence in community service and healthcare research, and it has a long-standing commitment to the education of employees' children through Foundation scholarships.


Foundation grants will address critical needs, focusing on communities where Baxter has a significant corporate presence. In evaluating a grant application, The Baxter International Foundation looks for:

  • Eligibility under foundation guidelines.
  • Evidence that the project is a response to valid need and is superior to other competing projects.
  • Evidence of the organization's capacity to accomplish its goals and continue the project post grant period.

Preference is given to proposals that expand and increase access to healthcare with a strong plan for sustaining the services or program beyond the term of The Baxter International Foundation grant.


January 1st-February 11th

May 1st-June 11th

September 1st-October 11th

The online application is activated on the first day of the grant cycle and deactivated at 11:59 pm CST on the last day of the cycle. No applications are accepted after the deadline.


Corporate address:

One Baxter Parkway

Deerfield, IL 60015-4625

800-422-9837 (800-4Baxter)