Groups, programs and activities not supported

The Cardinal Health Foundation does not support:

  • Advertising
  • Capital campaign requests for health systems, hospitals and clinics
  • Continuing medical education (CME) credits
  • Endowments
  • Event sponsorships
  • Fraternal, athletic or social clubs
  • General operating support
  • Individual endeavors or needs
  • Member-based organizations, including chambers of commerce, rotary clubs or IRS 501(c)(4) legions and associations
  • Municipalities, including fire and police departments
  • Organizations classified as IRS 509(a)(3) supporting organizations
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, disability, religion, ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation
  • Organizations with divisive or litigious public agendas
  • Organizations without IRS 501(c)(3) or equivalent tax-exempt status
  • Religious organizations or sectarian programs for religious purposes
  • Requests for loans or debt retirements
  • Sports teams or athletic competitions
  • Veteran, labor or political organizations or campaigns



Charitable donations excluded are those that are for: 

  • Memberships, subscriptions, club dues, legal obligations, loan repayments
  • Private foundations or deferred giving trusts
  • Recreational or extracurricular activities (sponsored travel, marching bands, youth clubs)
  • Payments that afford the contributor a personal benefit or special treatment such as free tickets, premiums or meals