The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 7, 2013

Merck's "Neighbor of Choice" community grants

The Daily Item

— As an extension of Merck’s commitment to the communities in which they do business and where our employees live and work, the Neighbor of Choice grants program makes funding available for eligible nonprofit organizations and nongovernmental organizations who align with Merck’s philanthropic focus areas. These areas are: Improving access to and building capacity for quality health care, particularly among underserved populations; strengthening science education and science educational opportunities for underserved populations; and addressing the needs of Merck communities through support for local environmental, cultural, social, medical and civic issues.

Grant proposals will be accepted until Feb. 25. Grant applications will be evaluated on the basis of relevance to the mission and strategic philanthropic interests of Merck, Cherokee Pharmaceuticals and the surrounding community.

Funding requests will be considered up to $10,000. The level of funding provided varies depending on the resources available and the volume of proposals received. Multi-year grant requests are not eligible for support.  

Organizations requesting funding support consideration should contact Chris Moyer at 271-4171 to request an electronic application. Complete this form and return via email to Chris.

If you have any questions, contact Chris by email at