All in for Good

Cardinal Health's commitment to the community

• Better patient outcomes
• Reduced prescription drug misuse
• Healthier communities

Our work in the community, while very focused, is also diverse.



Grant Opportunities

The Cardinal Health Foundation offers four grant opportunities each year. Below is a link for more information about each program.

The Cardinal Health Foundation has invested more than $8.5 million with 297 E3 grants to hospitals, health systems or other health-related organizations. Learn more »

Please note the vast majority of our funding is directed to the four areas as described on the website. We strongly encourage potential grantees to apply in one of those areas. If you decide to proceed with an application for other activities or would like to inquire about product donation, email .

Cardinal Health is committed to helping communities address prescription drug misuse. Any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused. Learn more »

The ASHP Foundation and Cardinal Health Foundation created the Award for Excellence in Medication Safety in 2004. This is the only award program to honor a pharmacist-led interprofessional team for its significant institution-wide system improvements relating to medication use. Learn more »


The Cardinal Health Foundation funding helps spread evidence-based practices through hospitals, networks of healthcare providers and statewide efforts.

Academy for Excellence

Cardinal Health, a thought leader in healthcare, and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, one of the foremost educational institutes in the world, have collaborated to create a new learning experience for hospital executives and teams. The objective of this Academy is to facilitate creation of sustainable and replicable performance improvement plans and activities to help healthcare organizations prepare for future growth and success.

Supporting Population Health

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. 75% of our healthcare dollars are spent treating preventable chronic diseases.

Community Giving Focus

Cardinal Health community giving focus areas

Retail Independent Pharmacy Scholarship Program

Since 2011 we have provided more than $5 million in scholarships to universities who are leaders in developing future independent pharmacists.