Overview

Apellis has proudly developed a program to provide grants that help patient and professional non-profit healthcare-related organizations deliver programs, services and activities related to those disease areas on which the company focuses its development and therapeutic programs.  The purpose of such educational grants is to improve public health, patient experiences and outcomes, and advance scientific knowledge.  

Therapeutic/Disease State Areas of Interest

In alignment with Apellis’s commitment to scientific innovation and addressing areas of unmet medical needs, Apellis supports grant requests in the following areas:

  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Geographic Atrophy (GA)/Dry Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) and immune complex membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (IC-MPGN)
  • Cold Agglutinin Disease (CAD)

Periodically, Apellis will post Request for Educational Grant Proposals (RFPs) to inform organizations and qualified medical education providers that we are interested in receiving requests for independent medical education activities pertinent to Apellis’s areas of interest and aligned to specifications outlined in our RFP.

To submit a request for support, or for questions about requests, please email grantsandgiving@apellis.com

Grant requests must be submitted to grantsandgiving@apellis.com with ample time (minimum of 60 days) before the activity start date to allow for processing and consideration by Apellis’s regional Grants Review Committees. The following information is required for all application submissions:

  • Letter of Request (LOR) on organization’s letterhead, including Program/project title, location, description of activity, name and contact information of the requestor/organization 
  • Total amount of funding requested
  • Payment details / bank details (must match the entity/individual requesting funding)

The following documentation may be required for application submission, as applicable:

  • Detailed program/project description, including a description of how the funding will be used, target audience and projected number of attendees
  • A detailed line item budget 
  • Program Agenda, if applicable
  • Educational objectives, if applicable
  • Whether or not the requestor is seeking co-funding support from other companies or organizations
  • W-9 form (US and Puerto Rican organizations)
  • W-8 BEN Form (Ex-US organizations)
  • IRS Tax Determination Letter or equivalent document of tax-exempt status, if applicable (501c3, 501c6 or similar letter showing designation of a charity)

Applications will be considered for review only upon submission of all above documentation.  Per company policy, where funding is requested for a specific event or activity, Apellis is unable to accept the request where the program date has passed.

Apellis will deny, without consideration, any grant request submitted by an organization named on a debarment or exclusion list, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (OIG LEIE) or the U.S. General Services Administration Excluded Parties List System (GSA EPLS).

The following types of organizations are eligible to submit requests for Medical Education, Donation or Grant funding:

  • Accredited providers
  • Medical or professional associations
  • Hospitals or Community Health Centers
  • Patient Associations or Advocacy Groups
  • Patient Assistance Foundations or Organizations
  • Medical Education Companies
  • Universities or Colleges
  • Community projects or groups
  • Registered Charities

Grant requests for accredited activities must be submitted by an accredited provider, even if jointly sponsored by a Medical Education Company. We do not accept grant requests from individuals, including individual physicians or groups of physicians in private practice.

Funding decisions for Grants are made through a formal, centralized grant review and decision-making process. Grant Review Committees assess and approve applications based upon need, design, scientific rigor, independence and compliance, as well as the potential to improve patient care and outcomes. Approvals depend on available funding, the volume of requests, and alignment with Apellis’s Areas of Interest. The Grant Review Committee may request additional detail or clarification of the activity’s description or proposed budget, or other items, prior to the final funding decision.

In all cases, Apellis notifies applicants of our decision by email. We receive many qualified and deserving applications and regret that we cannot fund all of them. All applications receive a fair review, and we encourage organizations to reapply for future programs and initiatives.

All recipient organizations must abide by the terms and conditions as outlined in the Apellis Letter of Agreement (LOA), which is issued electronically to an authorized signatory of the organization once the application is approved. The organization must agree to the terms of the LOA before the program start date. Payment will be issued upon execution of the LOA.

If the scope of an approved activity changes, organizations must submit such changes in advance of the start date. Apellis will review the scope changes and assess whether funding for the activity should continue.

Within 90 days of the event or program end date, recipient organizations must complete a reconciliation confirming receipt of funds and attesting that they were used for the purposes described in the LOA. The reconciliation will be assessed against the approved use of funding.

An organization’s failure to appropriately submit a reconciliation by the due date may delay or prohibit future funding of applications.

Grant funding is available for the following:

  • Medical education activities (live, print, enduring and CME or non-CME) which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of healthcare professionals or patients). 
  • Corporate Donations and Sponsorships: Financial contribution provided to eligible organizations or institutions to support specific purposes or events in exchange for some tangible benefit for Apellis
  • Patient education: Funding to support independent educational activities for patients and caregivers.

Apellis reserves the right to modify, revise or delete the terms and conditions of its charitable giving program at any time and without notice.

To submit a request for support, or for questions about requests, please email grantsandgiving@apellis.com