RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The VWR Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to giving back to the science community, is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. The goal of the redesign was to create a user-friendly site that highlights existing grantees and provides detailed information for potential future grantees. The new site makes it easier for visitors to learn more about the Foundation's history, the programs it supports, the grant application process and more.
Along with the launch of its new website, the VWR Foundation concluded its 2015 granting cycle with a distribution of over $112,000 in Founders Grants during the fourth quarter to 11 worthy organizations aligned with its mission. Recipients included Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium, Educare Africa, Fund for the Water Works and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Eastern PA Chapter. These programs are aligned with the VWR Foundation's three strategic priorities of research, health and well-being, and science education.
In 2015, the VWR Foundation distributed nearly $600,000 across all its programs.
"We are very excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2015 grantees," said Jim Bramwell, President of the VWR Foundation. "Their efforts have made, and will continue to make, a difference in the science community. We look forward to further success in 2016!"
To learn more about how the VWR Foundation and its grantees made a difference in 2015, and to see the Foundation's redesigned website, visit www.VWRfoundation.org.
About the VWR Foundation
Established in 2009 by a group of associates from VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the VWR Charitable Foundation is committed to giving back to the science community. The VWR Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million dollars since its inception, supporting organizations and programs that align with its three strategic priorities: Researching for new innovation and drug discovery; improving health and well-being of those in need; and advancing science education. To find more information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application, please visit www.VWRfoundation.org.
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