Our foundation, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, has made a $5 million commitment to expanding access to quality health care nationwide through partnerships with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), the School-Based Health Alliance, and the second year of the "Innovations in Community Health" grant program in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).
What's their long-term strategy after the publicity dies down?
A great development last week from the evolving world of companies aligning business strategy with their social purpose – the splashy and heavily publicized decision by the US-based CVS Caremark pharmacy chain to “stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1, 2014.” CVS’ own full-page ad in the Boston Globe summed it up best by saying
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — During the holiday season, 81 area nonprofit organizations received funds from the CVS Caremark Charity Classic at a recently held presentation at CVS Caremark’s headquarters.
As the largest charitable sporting event in Rhode Island that attracts world-class golfers, the tournament donated $1.3 million in 2013 to organizations across Southern New England, bringing the total support since 1999 to more than $17 million.
CVS Caremark Colleagues Nominated Local Organizations to Receive a Grant as a Part of #GivingTuesday Initiative
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced the 25 organizations that will receive $1,000 in grants as a part of CVS Caremark's #GivingTuesday initiative, which invited CVS Caremark colleagues to nominate an organization in their community that they volunteer with, to receive a grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.
CVS Caremark Invites Colleagues Who Volunteer to Nominate Local Organizations to Receive Funding
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation, today announced that it will provide $25,000 in grants in honor of #GivingTuesday, a national movement when charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together on Tuesday, December 3 to create a national day of giving back.