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Building Relationships in Our Communities

We see ourselves making a positive impact in our communities. We work with local governments and community organizations to make our vision a reality.

It's important for us to build trustworthy and sustainable relationships with institutions and individuals in the communities that surround us. Genentech provides charitable contributions in support of local organizations and events, supports group employee volunteer activities, and creates our own programs to meet the unique needs of our communities.

Volunteering & Events

Our employees actively support the community through volunteer work. Each year, Genentech supports several targeted group volunteer activities in support of various health causes and provides material and financial support.

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Employee Giving

Since inception in 1998, Genentech has matched over $1.5 million in contributions to nonprofit organizations personally supported by employees.

Our employees also provide financial help to nonprofit organizations that are meeting important community needs ranging from education to social services. Donations are matched by the company dollar for dollar up to $500 per employee.

Following are some nonprofit organizations that have received support from Genentech employees:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Grants & Sponsorships

Genentech's corporate giving program involves financial support, in-kind gifts and employee involvement and volunteerism in support of causes that are of the greatest concern to our local communities. We believe in developing and maintaining strong relationships with our local civic organizations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.