We approach giving back the same way we approach making medicine. We start by looking for the root cause of a problem and then exploring how we can contribute to a solution. Beyond charitable donations, we look to strategic partnerships and volunteerism as ways we can make a difference – because we know that we grow and thrive by working together.
Our charitable giving focuses on three key goals: advancing scientific knowledge, enhancing health outcomes and building strong communities. Simply put: we’re focused on science, patients and people.
Throughout the past 40 years, giving back has been a core element of our culture. We’ve built on that commitment over time, and today our approach includes charitable donations, employee volunteerism, and programs like Futurelab, that leverage all of these resources to drive real and lasting change in our communities. Across everything we do, we’re committed to measuring our impact and learning from our experiences.
In 1988, founders Herb Boyer and Bob Swanson created the original Genentech Foundation — and a lasting culture of "giving back."