Requests for Proposals

At Genentech, we believe philanthropy can be a powerful driver of change, particularly when aligned with our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of all patients, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status.

In addition to funding requests we receive on a rolling basis throughout the year, which you can learn more about here, we periodically solicit proposals aligned to specific needs and objectives.

Current / Open Opportunities

None at this time.

*Please note that our Funding Request System works best in Chrome and Safari

Featured Fund: The Genentech Health Equity Innovation Fund

Genentech launched the Health Equity Innovation Fund in 2019 to invest in bold, game-changing solutions with the potential to transform the healthcare system by eliminating deep-rooted health inequities. By addressing unjust barriers that have prevented all patients, but especially patients of color, from benefiting equally from groundbreaking medical advances, the Innovation Fund is an important way that Genentech is advancing its ambitious Diversity & Inclusion goals.

The Innovation Fund prioritizes support for teams who have firsthand experience with the equity barriers their work addresses and can demonstrate principles of justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in their proposals. Since launching the Fund, Genentech has awarded $38 million to 89 grantees nationwide.

We intend to award an additional $10 million to 10+ grantee partners through a fourth round of funding in 2024. This will bring our total Innovation Fund investments to nearly $50 million in 100+ grantees since 2019.

Learn more about the Innovation Fund and the impact of some of our prior grant recipients here.

Funding Process – What to Expect

*Please note the funding process for RFPs may include additional steps.

1. Review Online Resources

Click here for video tutorials, one-page tip sheets, and FAQs on how to use the funding request system.

2. Submit Application via our Giving Portal

You will receive a confirmation email upon submission.

3. Genentech Reviews

Your request will be reviewed for alignment to strategic focus areas and compliance with Genentech's policies

4. If Additional Information is Needed

If we need more information to make a decision, you will receive a Request for Information (RFI), or hear from a team member directly.

5. Decision

You will be able to track the status of an application and will receive an email communication regarding the final decision.

6. Letter of Agreement

If approved, your organization will need to enter into a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with Genentech in order to receive funds.

*Please note that our Funding Request System works best in Chrome and Safari