We’re proud members of the communities where we live and work, and we believe we can have the greatest impact by focusing our efforts at the local level—both through our charitable giving and by empowering employees to give their time and talent to help serve our neighbors.

Since 2010, employees at all Genentech U.S. sites have joined together for Genentech Gives Back, a beloved annual tradition where we come together to support nonprofit organizations in our communities through volunteering and giving. To date, we have volunteered more than 127,250 hours and contributed $5.1 million through grants and individual employee contributions during Genentech Gives Back.

Just as our communities evolve, so does Genentech Gives Back. Each year, the program benefits a unique mix of organizations whose values and goals are aligned with our own — advancing diversity in STEM, improving health equity and building vibrant communities.

In 2024, Genentech Gives Back supported 135 organizations that are helping our local communities thrive by ensuring increased access to healthy food, education, housing and other critical services. Beneficiary organizations included Peninsula Family Service, Rebuilding Together, Jumpstart, local schools and food banks, and other organizations located near our U.S. sites.

We design Genentech Gives Back to enable employees to connect with their colleagues, learn about the important work of our beneficiaries and make a positive impact on our communities. We join together for the Children’s Walk, an annual tradition at Genentech and Roche sites across the world; share our time and talent at one of the many curated volunteer projects; and buy t-shirts and auction items to support our featured organizations.

Our Impact: Genentech Gives Back 2024

  • 5K+ employee volunteers at 154 events
  • 9K+ employee volunteer hours
  • $453K contributed to 135 local organizations

Check out the video below to see the many different ways that Genentech employees joined in for Genentech Gives Back 2024.

Learn more about the history of Genentech Gives Back and our Giving philosophy below.