To ensure that we make a positive impact, the Community Grants Program will focus on inclusive programs and programs for children with disabilities under age 21; academic and enrichment programs at public schools; and programs that provide access to quality health care services and health education for at risk and underserved populations of all ages. NOTE: Requests for CVS Caremark Community Grants are accepted beginning on January 1 and ending on October 31.
Please note the following requirements for the Community Grant program:
- Qualifying organizations are eligible for grants up to $5,000.
- All nonprofit organizations applying for a Community Grant for this type of program ARE REQUIRED to provide their EIN number before they can begin the eligibility quiz.
- Organizations must be serving communities where CVS Caremark has a business presence. This includes organizations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico with the exception of Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Arkansas.
- All CVS Caremark Community Grant Applications must be submitted online.
The Application Process
- Our process requires that all applicants answer a number of questions pertaining to the program for which they are applying before gaining access to the application. These simple questions help us determine if your program falls within our guidelines. Once you select which type of grant you wish to apply for (children with disabilities, health care for the uninsured or underserved, or public schools) you will be taken to an online application tool that will present these prescreening questions.
- If you are chosen to receive a grant, we will connect you with CVS Caremark colleagues in your area so that they can participate in your volunteer projects.
- Once you pass our pre-screening process and complete the application/proposal form, you can expect an e-mail response within four to six weeks, whether or not your program has been chosen for funding.
- Please do not call or e-mail us during the review process, as we will be unable to provide any additional information or status.
- All nonprofit organizations applying for a Community Grant for this type of program ARE REQUIRED to provide their EIN number before they can begin the eligibility quiz. Please note public schools do not need an EIN to apply.
Grants to support inclusive programs and programs serving the needs of children with disabilities
We support programs targeting children under age 21 with disabilities that address any of the following:
- Health and Rehabilitation Services – We believe that health and rehabilitation services are critical in ensuring that children with disabilities develop the skills needed to live as independently as possible at home, in school and in the community. Our CVS Caremark Community Grants support programs that promote independence among children with disabilities including physical and occupational therapies, speech and hearing therapies, assistive technology and recreational therapies.
- Enabling and Encouraging Physical Movement and Play – We believe that play is essential to healthy development — physical, cognitive, emotional and social — and offers a means of understanding the world. Therefore, we are devoted to the principle of free play. The unstructured, spontaneous, voluntary activity that is so engaging for children has long been recognized as the most beneficial form. Proposed programs may include either physical activities or play opportunities for children and should address the specific needs of the population served.
Grants to support organizations that provide access to health care and health education for at risk and underserved populations
We support programs that ensure that more underserved populations receive needed quality health care through providers who participate in accountable community health care programs. We also support programs providing health education to at risk or underserved populations. There is no age limit on proposed programs that create greater access to health care services. »Apply online for a Community Grant for the underinsured or underserved
Grants to support academic enrichment programs at public schools
We work to ensure that students are not left behind in school. Proposed programs must be fully inclusive where children with disabilities are full participants in an early childhood, adolescent or teenage program alongside their typically developing peers. »Apply online for a Community Grant for Public Schools