AED Grants for Communities

The grants in this list are generally more loosely defined, rather than targeting a specific audience or AEDs in particular (like AED grants for schools). While the criteria for each grant varies, they often support general health and wellbeing initiatives and exclude religious organizations and individuals. This makes them a good fit for communities and groups that are trying to find grant funding to get an AED or start an AED program.

The Bernard & Audre Rapoport Foundation focuses one-third of its grant giving within Waco/McLennan Counties in Texas and one-third outside of these counties. Per the website: “The Foundation welcomes calls and emails to help organizations decide if it makes sense to prepare an application.”
  • Eligibility: “Qualified public entities” and 501(c)(3) organizations
  • There is no specific coverage of AEDs, but depending on your organization and need, it may align with the Foundation’s giving areas of Health and Community Building/Social Services.

An AED may qualify under Ford’s Community Life giving focus. According to the website, “programs range from hunger relief to health care to support of cultural activities. Many of these programs are done in partnership with local Ford dealers using an innovative approach we call Operation Better World.” Given this, we suggest you consider also contacting your local Ford dealership to see if there might be assistance on a local level, rather than through a grant process.
Note that this funding opportunity is closed for the year and will reopen in early 2019.

The Lowe’s Community Partners grant program supports nonprofits and municipalities on projects including technology upgrades and safety improvements. An AED may qualify for either of those categories.
  • Grant amount: $2,001 – $100,000
  • Must be in a location where there is a Lowe’s store
  • Runs on spring and fall cycles
  • The review process takes 90 days from the cycle close date and applicants will receive a status email after review is completed.

The Greg W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund honors Greg Moyer, who passed away as a high school athlete from SCA. This foundation help many types of businesses, schools, churches and other organizations get AEDs at discounted prices.

Funding for an AED would qualify under Walmart’s “public safety” area of funding.
  • Per the website: “The 2018 grant cycle begins Feb. 1, 2018 and the application deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2018.”
  • Grant amounts between $250 and $5,000
  • Eligible organizations include:
    • 501(c)(3) or (19) organizations
    • Recognized government entities: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments requesting funds exclusively for public purposes;
    • K-12 public or private schools, charter schools, community/junior colleges, state/private colleges or universities
    • Churches or other faith-based organizations wanting to support the community at large

This grant is available for towns of 20,000 or fewer people. According to the grant’s page: “Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.”
There are a number of stipulations and requirements for this grant. They’re detailed on the grant page, and we suggest you review there if you’re interested in this funding opportunity. This grant will fund up to 75% of the expense.
Do you know of a grant specifically for AEDs for Communities, or a grant that would apply for communities even if it’s not specifically for an AED purchase? If so, let us know! We would love to add it to our list.
Updated 08/15/2018

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