Genentech takes the health and safety of our patients, customers, employees and local communities very seriously, and we are actively responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic. For more, please visit our COVID-19 response page.

Philanthropic Charitable Support

Genentech is committed to building more vibrant and sustainable communities. We support critical issues relevant to Genentech’s site communities such as housing and food security, and also give locally and nationally to support a more diverse and inclusive pipeline of talent in STEM and medicine. Note that these grants are not health or patient focused.

Important Notice

Due to our 2020 year-end close process, the Genentech Funding Request System will stop accepting Fellowship, Scientific Project, Healthcare-Related and Philanthropic Charitable Support requests at 12:00AM PT, Thursday, November 26 and will reopen for requests on Monday, January 4, 2021.

This temporary closure affects Healthcare-Related Charitable support, Scientific Project Support, Fellowship and Philanthropic Support requests. Independent Medical Education will continue to be accepted during this time.

It is important to note the Genentech Funding Request System cannot accept requests less than 60 days prior to the event/program start date. Therefore, if you plan to submit a charitable contribution request for an event or program occurring before March 4, 2021, please submit your request no later than November 25, to ensure consideration.

Pending requests with event/program dates beginning in January 2021 or beyond may receive final decisions in the new year.

Important Notice

Genentech is committed to supporting our existing grantees during the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We understand that grantees will have their own challenges in adapting to rapidly changing events, and we will work to accommodate needs for the programs funded by Genentech.

If you are an existing grantee, please contact your Genentech representative with questions or to let us know if your program or event will be cancelled or postponed. If you are unsure of who to contact, please email [email protected] and we will direct you to the appropriate person.

To learn more about Genentech’s efforts during the pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 response page.

Decision Making

Genentech has a rolling review policy when evaluating funding requests for philanthropic charitable support. This allows qualified requestors the opportunity to apply anytime during year.

Requests must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the project/program start date. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis; you will usually hear back from Genentech prior to the project/program start date. Please refrain from submitting applications for which the project/program start date is more than 6 months out. Early submissions will not ensure an early decision.

Letter of Agreement (LOA)

All grants must abide by the terms in the Genentech Letter of Agreement (LOA), which is issued to an authorized signer of your organization once the application is approved. You must agree to the terms of the LOA before any funding is issued.

If you have any questions on the agreement terms, please contact us at (877) 313-5778.

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