The McKesson Foundation: Helping Create Healthier Communities

The McKesson Foundation supports our employees and their community involvement efforts, with a special focus on cancer.

Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporate foundation.

To maximize our impact, we focus our giving on two key areas. We help fund non-medical services for cancer patients, and we offer giving and volunteering programs for McKesson employees. In all we do, we seek to empower and inspire employees to make a difference in their communities.

We work with a network of 350+ nonprofits across North America, including hospitals, hospitality houses, and Cancer Support Community affiliates. Called Cancer Care Community Partners, they’re located in the communities where our colleagues live and work.

McKesson employees create care packages for our partners during our annual Community Days volunteer event, helping ease the discomfort of treatment. By volunteering, they also generate grants for our partners to fund services like housing, transportation, and counseling.

While our employees are united by their commitment to cancer, they also support a wide range of causes as volunteers and donors. The Foundation offers a Matching Gift program that doubles their donations, and awards grants for individual and team volunteering.

McKesson Foundation programs for employees and their families

Help during natural disasters and unexpected emergencies

The McKesson Taking Care of Our Own Fund is our employee relief fund. It provides grants to colleagues going through financial hardship due to natural disasters, serious illness, and other unexpected events. It’s supported by donations from our company, the Foundation, and our employees.

Supporting college for McKesson families

Administered by Scholarship America, the McKesson Foundation Scholarship Program offers thirty new scholarships each year for the children of employees. Each scholarship can be renewed up to three times, and we take financial need into account.

Ready to get started?

If you’re a McKesson employee, head to the McKesson Foundation site to double your donations, log volunteer hours, and learn more about how you can give back to the community.

Note to prospective grantees

We are proud to support to a wide variety of nonprofits, including our network of Cancer Care Community Partners and the organizations employees reach through matching gifts and volunteer grants. However, we’re not able to accept unsolicited grant proposals.