Direct Relief International announced today that it has received a grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation, whose purpose is to help people on their path to better health by providing funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives. The grant to Direct Relief International is part of $4.3 million in grants awarded to 98 nonprofit organizations across the country as part of the 2011 grant cycle and includes multi-year grants from previous years.
Support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust will enable Direct Relief International to increase access to healthcare for underserved members of the community.
“We are so excited to help these non-profit organizations start 2012 in a positive way with much-needed funding,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Vice President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. “All of the non-profit organizations we support share our commitment to providing greater access to health care and medical services and we look forward to working with them in the year ahead.”
The grants awarded align with the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, which supports programs that seek to connect those in need of services to providers who participate in accountable community health care programs, as well as organizations that are committed to helping children with and without disabilities reach their full potential.