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Merck Childhood Asthma Network

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Established in 2005 in NJ.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

asthma, health care, lung diseases

LIMITATIONS

Giving on a national basis.

FINANCIAL DATA

Assets: $763,786 (market value)

Gifts received: $4,104,160

Expenditures: $4,040,587

Total giving: $2,037,057

Qualifying distributions: $4,053,587

Giving activities include:

$2,037,057 for 7 grants (high: $683,186; low: $90,340)

SELECTED GRANTS

$2 million (2010)  Xavier University of Louisiana to research initiative that studied the effects of mold and other indoor allergens on children with moderate to severe asthma. HEAL looked at whether asthma case management and environmental mitigation could improve the health of children with asthma.