CVS Caremark Charitable Trust awards $3.3 million in grants

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced on Tuesday that $3.3 million in grants has been awarded to 72 nonprofit organizations across the country.

About half of these grants align with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program focused on making life easier for children with disabilities and their families. The other half of the grants will provide support for medical services for the under and uninsured.

While the grants fund a wide range of programs, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust found that approximately 65% of the 2010 grant recipients will use the support to address four key areas, including autism and early intervention services; informational and technology tools; life and workforce skills; and access to healthcare and medical services.

"The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is pleased to recognize organizations that are truly making an impact in their communities by offering support for children with disabilities and providing access to health care for the uninsured. This year we are seeing a high demand for support in specific areas including, assistive technology and life skills training programs," stated Eileen Howard Dunn, VP, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "In today's challenging economic climate, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is proud to support these organizations in addressing key initiatives that truly make a difference in the lives of children and families in the communities we serve."