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The Science of Good

We know that making medicines is just one way we can make a difference. And we’re passionate about applying our skills, time and resources to positively impact the patients we serve, the scientific community and the places where we live and work.

Start Local.

We believe that doing good begins in our own backyard.

We’re proud members of the communities where we work and live and we believe that forging deep partnerships is the best way to help local schools, nonprofits and businesses thrive.
The Resilience Effect

Learn about our philanthropic initiative to take on childhood adversity in the Bay Area and build lifelong health.

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Futurelab is Genentech’s commitment to addressing STEM education barriers in South San Francisco schools.

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Choosing South City

Genentech’s decision to adopt South City as its home has had a lasting impact on both the company and the city.

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Dig Deep.

We believe we can make a difference by applying our expertise, harnessing our passion for problem solving and empowering our employees to give back.

Our approach to giving is guided by our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all patients, and create a future of science that is more diverse, inclusive and equitable. Through charitable contributions, strategic partnerships and employee volunteerism, we strive to build a more inclusive life sciences workforce, address disparities in healthcare and tackle critical issues in communities where we live and work.
Work hard. Play hard. Give back.

In 1988, Founders Herb Boyer and Bob Swanson created the original Genentech Foundation – and a lasting culture of “giving back.”

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Spreading Hope

The Young Survival Coalition creates community for young breast cancer survivors and supports the unique issues they face.

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Everybody In.

We believe that the best work happens when everyone has a voice.

Just as we value diversity of scientific approaches, we believe a diverse and inclusive workplace leads to better ideas, more fruitful collaboration and a vibrant culture. We work hard to recruit, develop and retain people from all backgrounds and we are committed to creating an environment that enables all employees to bring their whole selves to work.

Take Care.

We believe we have a responsibility to protect our environment.

We believe in a future in which the wellbeing of our global community is supported by a healthy environment and available natural resources for all. We engage our employees in developing the big ideas and business decisions that will help us create a sustainable future. And, we view everything – from our buildings to our workspaces to how we manufacture our medicines – through the lens of what the potential impact might be on people and the planet.
Sustainable by Design

Our newest building was built on four pillars: sustainability, wellbeing, community and innovation.

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Green Genes

A bottom-up approach to sustainability.

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Increase Access.

We believe in ensuring our medicines get to people who need them.

We know our medicines can only make a difference if they get to the people who need them. We work closely with a variety of stakeholders to identify and help resolve access and reimbursement issues. This includes providing free medicine to people who meet certain financial criteria and offering assistance with co-pays.
Access to Medicine

With FDA approval of its very first medicine, Genentech makes a long-term commitment to patient access.

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Michelle’s Journey

Michelle Aguayo works to help patients get the medicines they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

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In addition to being passionate about their everyday work, people at Genentech care deeply about making a positive impact in their communities. It’s at the core of who we are.

Kristin Campbell Reed, Director, Corporate and Employee Giving