Grants & Donations

Grants & Donations

Allergan is committed to supporting Corporate Social Responsibility through our Grants and Donations process. All unsolicited grants are independently managed by the Grants and Donations Committee. Funding support is never intended to induce, incentivize or reward past, current or future prescribing, purchasing, formulary inclusion or reimbursement of Allergan products. Allergan adheres to all applicable laws and regulations, including tax and accounting rules.

Who is eligible to receive support:

It is generally acceptable for Allergan Canada to provide support to institutions, licenced charities, organizations, public healthcare institutions, public universities, and associations composed of healthcare professionals that provide healthcare or conduct research, provided they are restricted to the enhancement of patient care, genuine clinical research and/or genuine charitable causes.

What Allergan is able to support:

Allergan is able to support initiatives within its therapeutic areas of interest, and that are directly related to the improvement of patient healthcare quality, continuing professional development aimed at improving patient health, independent educational activities that foster increased understanding of scientific, clinical or healthcare issues that contribute to the improvement of patient care.

Allergan’s ability to support Grants relies on several factors, including, and not limited to, annual availability of budget and assessment of the merits of the Grant request.  Past approval of Grant requests is not factored into the Grant request assessment. Approved Grants may be fully or partially funded based on funding availability and consistency with Allergan policy.

What Allergan is not able to support:

Allergan is not able to fund grants directly to individuals, including individual healthcare professionals, government officials, political causes, initiatives with primarily social or entertainment causes, general operational support for an organization, any program or initiative that might pose a possible conflict of interest for Allergan Canada.

Grants and donations are not provided to for-profit organizations (e.g., corporations or private medical practices or clinics).

Grants are not conditional upon a requirement of the organization or its employees to prescribe, supply, sell or administer any Allergan pharmaceutical or medical device product.

Grants are not be linked to the sale or promotion of Allergan products.

Grants are not provided in support of purposes or events where a fundamental focus is placed on generating profit for the recipient organization.

Grants are not provided to institutions or organizations whose foremost purpose is profit generating.

Grants are not provided in support of purposes or events which fundamentally focus on commercial promotion of Allergan products.

Allergan avoids providing Grants that create a potential dependence of the recipient upon Allergan (e.g. when such funds make up a disproportionate amount of the recipient's annual income or where Allergan provides multiple Grants or Donations to the same or related/affiliated organizations).

As you may know, AbbVie acquired Allergan and as such we are in the process of harmonizing and integrating our employees, our operations, and our processes.

If your Grant or Donation request is in relation to Allergan Aesthetics, please follow instructions below titled “How to submit a Grant or Donation Request for Allergan Aesthetics”.

If your Grant or Donation request is in relation to specialty therapeutic areas including Eye Care, Neuroscience, Urology and Women’s Health, please follow instructions below titled “How to submit a Grant or Donation Request for Specialty Therapeutic Areas”.

How to submit a Grant or Donation Request for Allergan Aesthetics

  1. Complete a Canadian Grants and Donations Request Form. Please ensure to always download a new form for each request as the form may be updated from time to time. Please ensure to answer all the questions on the Form and provide all requested information. Instructions on how to complete the Form and acceptable types of accompanying documents are included in the Guidelines section contained in the Form.
  2. Send the fully completed Form to Canada.Grants.Committee@allergan.com accompanied by your institution’s Articles of Incorporation or equivalent.
  3. The Committee will acknowledge receipt of your request. If additional information is required, a member of the Committee will reach out to you directly.
  4. The Committee will make a decision and respond directly to your Grant or Donation Request.

Note: The Committee review time can take up to 90 days, plus additional requester response time, once all information is received.

If you have any questions about your Grant or Donation Request, please communicate with the Committee directly at Canada.Grants.Committee@allergan.com.

How to submit a Grant or Donation Request for Specialty Therapeutic Areas (Eye Care, Neuroscience, Urology and Women’s Health)

  1. Complete a Canadian Grants and Donations Request Form – Specialty. Please ensure to always download a new form for each request as the form may be updated from time to time. Please ensure to answer all the questions on the Form and provide all requested information. Instructions on how to complete the Form are included in the Guidelines section contained in the Form.
  2. Send the fully completed Form, including a detailed breakdown of the funding, to subvention-grant@abbvie.com accompanied by your Letter of Request on formal letterhead.
  3. Further to the above information, additional information on Grants and Donations related to specialty therapeutic areas can be found here.
  4. An acknowledgement receipt will be provided from email address subvention-grant@abbvie.com.
  5. You will receive a response directly from subvention-grant@abbvie.com.

Note: The Committee review time can take 90 days, plus additional requester response time, once all information is received.

If you have any questions about your Grant or Donation Request, please communicate with the Committee directly at subvention-grant@abbvie.com.