Funding Requirements

The Genentech Foundation will consider solicited and unsolicited grant requests from nonprofits and governmental organizations to support a charitable, educational or scientific purpose aligned with our mission and focus areas.

In order to be eligible for a Genentech Foundation grant, your organization must not be:

  • A political or sectarian organization
  • Based outside of the United States

In order to be eligible for a Genentech Foundation grant, the funding must not be used for:

  • Alumni drives
  • Capital campaigns/building funds
  • Infrastructural requests (e.g. salaries, equipment)
  • Individuals
  • Memorial Funds
  • Professional sports events or athletes
  • Religious purposes
  • Scholarships
  • Yearbooks

In addition, the Foundation will not fund proposals that pose a conflict of interest with the commercial goals of Genentech or any officers within the Foundation board of directors. This includes activities that influence the sale, distribution or development of a Genentech product.

The Genentech Foundation is committed to the underlying beliefs and enforcement of its non-discrimination policy. As such, the Foundation does not support organizations, which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of:

  • Age
  • Political Affiliation
  • Race
  • National origin
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religious beliefs

The level of funding and the duration of grants are solely determined at the discretion of the Foundation Board of Directors. Each year, the Foundation receives hundreds of grant proposals. While it is not possible to fund every application, those that are in alignment with the Foundation's mission and guidelines are given careful consideration.