Announcing the next phase of The New England Food System Resilience Fund. Learn More

The John Merck Fund makes grants in four program areas: Developmental Disabilities, Clean Energy, Health and Environment, and Regional Food Systems.

The John Merck Fund aims to spend 100 percent of our assets by 2022 to make the greatest possible impact on the issues we are addressing. Please note: As of 2017, the start of the second half of our spendout period, we are no longer accepting letters of inquiry or unsolicited applications.

Our goal is to make significant progress in the issue areas we fund, and we are committed to being transparent about this process so that these fields of work remain strong and productive long after we close our doors.

It is John Merck Fund policy not to cover any indirect or overhead costs in our grantmaking.


For current JMF grantees, a grant report form is available here: Grant Report Form.Final.