Giving back is in our DNA: we want to change our communities for the better. We work with nonprofits and schools to build deep relationships—giving charitable and in-kind donations, lending employee time and talent, and building programs to meet the unique needs of these organizations.
Our employees love to give back. Genentech provides financial support for many programs and events where employees freely donate their time and personal skills.
In 2013, Genentech matched over $2.1 million in employee contributions to nonprofit organizations. We match up to $2000 per employee each year, and also match volunteer hours—up to $300 per year.
Genentech Access to Care Foundation provides Genentech-marketed drugs for approved indications to those who cannot afford to pay. To date, Genentech has donated more than $3.5 billion in free medicine.
Genentech Gives Back Week happens once a year but giving back plays a part in the lives of our employees year-round.