Patients & Families

advocacy grants and sponsorships

bluebird bio is proud to collaborate with advocacy organizations and support their missions to improve the understanding of community needs and elevate awareness across the healthcare system.

We will review restricted grants and sponsorship requests from nonprofit advocacy organizations described in Sections 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and from similarly designated nonprofit / charitable organizations in countries outside the United States.

Requests should seek support of activities related to disease states, therapeutic areas, or technology platforms of interest to bluebird bio and be consistent with shared goals.

Please submit requests for support well in advance of the proposed program, event or activity (60 days or more) to ensure adequate time for internal review, response, and payment of support. We cannot guarantee a decision within 60 days.

When submitting request, please include the following information:

  • Description and history of the organization, including supporting documentation verifying nonprofit / charitable status.
  • Description and proposed impact of the activity.
  • Break down of budget needed for proposed activity.
  • Sponsorship levels available or amount requesting,
  • Description of how support will be made public.

To submit an advocacy grant or sponsorship request or for more information, please email


We are committed to maintain the independence of the patient organizations and be transparent in our interactions with them. Click here for a breakdown of the support bluebird bio has provided to advocacy organizations in the United Kingdom during the 2017 calendar year.