How to evaluate charitable foundations

A guide for donor companies 

Grants from charitable patient assistance foundations are a lifeline for thousands of people and families each year. The U.S. government has also long recognized co-pay assistance as a critical safety net for those with no other way to access their prescribed medications. 

However, patient assistance can also be complex. Most charitable foundations have developed practices and safeguards to ensure the highest compliance standards with federal laws and regulations. 

To help companies navigate both federal regulations and charitable safeguards, we’ve developed a guide to assist with understanding government rules surrounding co-pay assistance and how to evaluate foundations in key areas. 

From disease funds and formularies to donations and financials and more, this guide provides recommendations on questions to ask of charities and documents to request to help you make a fully informed decision about the charities your company works with.