Bayer Fund, the philanthropic arm of Whippany-based Bayer, on Thursday announced it provided a total of $5.2 million in grant funding, spanning 600 organizations, in the second half of 2022. This latest round of grants raised Bayer Fund’s 2022 giving total to more than $13.4 million across 2,700 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food & nutrition, STEM education and health & wellness.
“As part of Bayer’s broader vision of ensuring Health for All, Hunger for None, each Bayer Fund grant goes towards programs that help solve some of the country’s — and world’s — biggest challenges, including access to food & nutrition, STEM education and health & wellness. Bayer Fund is excited to give back to communities by providing funding that helps strengthen organizations through impactful programs that align with our primary giving priorities,” Al Mitchell, president of Bayer Fund, stated. “We’re proud to support these organizations and the impactful work they do in our shared communities with these grant awards.”
Bedminster-based Crossroads4Hope (health & wellness) was among those recognized for philanthropic grant work.
Bayer Fund’s health & wellness pillar focuses on patients and their families that need assistance with managing cardiovascular disease and cancer. This support includes funding for educational programs, awareness and support services for their diseases.
Crossroads4Hope was awarded $125,000 in grant funding for its Support4Families program. Through this program, Crossroads4Hope provides psychosocial support for families facing cancer, as well as their communities. The support is age-specific, offering tailored programming for children and teens.
“We are so grateful to the Bayer Fund for funding the critical work we do through our Support4Families program,” says Katherine Schaible, senior director of program and impact at Crossroads4Hope. “This grant will help us continue to provide direct support to parents and their children throughout the New Jersey/New York metro area, as well as across the country, as they navigate the impact cancer has on their family unit.”