Apply For Funding: Community Philanthropy Proposals

Proposal Guidelines

In addition to its commitment to furthering research and knowledge about sleep and breathing, the ResMed Foundation contributes a percentage of its annual budget to promote community causes in the areas of education for primary and secondary students (specifically in math, science and technology) as well as the arts in San Diego County.


Note: The Foundation reviews proposals once per annum.

Application Deadlines:

April 1

Decision Made By:

July 31


The Foundation supports primary and secondary educational programs in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We also fund educational programs at major Arts and Cultural institutions in San Diego County. Please note that the ResMed Foundation does not fund free tickets or admissions, preferring to fund specific programs with specific recognition, even if the recognition is shared with others.

For examples of organizations that have been funded, please refer to Grant Recipients.


The ResMed Foundation is restricted from funding:

  • Organizations without IRS not-for-profit status
  • Organizations to which donations are not tax-deductible
  • Individuals
  • Political contributions
  • Regular and ongoing operating support
  • Contingencies, deficits or debt reduction
  • Loans


Donor recipients must be located in San Diego County and be a qualified tax- exempt organization under section 501 (c) 3 of the US Internal Revenue Service. Proof of not-for-profit status is required.

Grants will be given to organizations that demonstrate that they have competent management who have a history of delivering results in an effective and cost efficient manner. In addition, the Foundation only supports organizations that have a proven track record of excellence and sustainability.

Grants will be awarded with a clear expectation of measurable results and outcomes.

Upon completion of the project the submission of a report to the Foundation detailing how the Foundation was acknowledged, how funds were spent, definitive outcomes and achievements are required of all grant recipients. Possible future funding will be contingent on the Foundation's timely receipt of this report.