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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

Genentech is actively seeking applications for the 2022 Health Equity & Diversity in STEM Innovation Fund.

Click on the links below for more information and detailed instructions for submitting a request for funding application.

2022 Health Equity & Diversity in STEM Innovation Fund Request for Proposals (full applications due June 10, 2022).

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


Featured Fund: The Genentech Health Equity & Diversity in STEM Innovation Fund

The Health Equity & Diversity in STEM Innovation Fund, established in 2019, is a biennial fund designed to catalyze novel solutions that improve equity in clinical research, health care delivery, and the scientific and medical workforce. It is also one mechanism for advancing Genentech's ambitious Diversity & Inclusion goals by addressing the critical challenges that impact our industry's ability to innovate on behalf of patients.

About the Fund:

  • Prioritizes applications that demonstrate principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the design of their projects, as well as efforts led by People of Color and that embrace deep partnership and power-sharing with historically marginalized communities.
  • Since launch in 2019, the Fund has awarded $21 million to 61 grantees nationwide.

Learn more about the 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