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 week-long annual tradition focused on volunteerism and fundraising for nonprofit organizations in our communities. To date, we have donated several million dollars and volunteered more than 110,000 hours to benefit 900+ nonprofits through grants, employee donations and volunteering.

Just as our communities evolve, so too 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 2022, Genentech Gives Back supported groups working across the educational continuum, aligned with our enterprise-wide Kindergarten to Careers initiative. Beneficiary organizations included BABEC, Ignited, Mentoring In Medicine & Science, SACNAS, Students Rising Above, Techbridge Girls, as well as local schools and food banks, and other organizations located near our U.S. sites.

Whether employees are on site or working remotely, have a few hours or a few minutes to spare, there are plenty of ways to get involved. They might hit the pavement for the Children’s Walk, an annual tradition at Genentech and Roche sites across the world; share their skills at one of the many curated Volunteer Day activities; or buy a t-shirt to support our beneficiaries.

Our Impact: Genentech Gives Back 2022

  • 12K employee volunteer hours logged
  • 4K+ Children’s Walk participants
  • $380K+ donated to local organizations

Learn more about the history of Genentech Gives Back below.