The Resilience Effect

As a company founded in science, the first thing we do when looking to address an issue is check the data and see what it tells us. When we saw that persistent childhood adversity increases young people’s risk of developing a broad range of diseases, from asthma to heart disease and even Alzheimer’s, we knew we had to take action.

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Taking on Childhood Adversity

The consequences of adversity can last a lifetime -- but they don’t have to. Children and communities can heal if the right supports are in place -- at home, in the community, at school, and in the doctor’s office.

Our goal is to support leading thinkers across clinical and community settings to design, test and scale the most effective ways to address childhood trauma. Our support will focus on children under the age of five and their caregivers in low-income communities across the Bay Area.

In addition to providing grants, our employees will lend their skills and time to support our partners, and we’ll encourage collaboration by convening our grantees, local government, and other health care, philanthropic and community-based organizations.

“The Resilience Effect is part of Genentech’s focus on making a big difference in our own backyard in ways that leverage our unique expertise and make an impact on people’s health.”

–Kristin Campbell Reed
Director, Corporate and Employee Giving

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