Created in early 2007 as a way to give back to the community, The Duane Reade Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting charitable activities through funding and product donations in the communities where we live and work. Health and wellness is the primary area of focus for our giving, and the majority of our contribution budget is allocated to support health organizations that address the needs of the community in which we serve. We also support programs that address local community needs, and that focus on the growth and development of communities in the New York Metro area where Duane Reade Pharmacies are located.
Since its inception the Duane Reade Charitable Foundation has donated over 4.7 Million dollars to causes large and small throughout the city. This includes annual support for the AIDS Walk New York/GMHC, the New York chapters of The Susan G. Komen Foundation, The American Diabetes Association, Volunteers of America and City Harvest; as well as recent support for organizations of the New York community such as Tunnels to Towers, City Meals on Wheels and many other outstanding causes.
As the leading drug store in metropolitan New York, Duane Reade is committed to supporting local charities that are devoted to improving the quality of health care in New York for the benefit of all New Yorkers. As a part of the fabric of New York, this initiative will enable Duane Reade to give back to the community and to the people who make this city great.
Funding Policies and Guidelines
The Duane Reade Charitable Foundation is comprised of a committee of board members which meets once a month. All requests must be submitted a minimum of one month prior to the proposed funding date. Please be aware that we only consider organizations that have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, and that fall within our focused areas of giving.
How to Apply
If you believe your organization matches our vision and goals of supporting the Health and Wellness of the New York Community please include the following information in an email:
- A Summary of your organization
- Purpose of grant being requested
- Exact dollar amount and/or levels of sponsorship possibilities
- Timeline of relevant dates regarding your proposal
- Proof of 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
Send requests to: Drcharity@duanereade.com