Philanthropy is an important component of our company’s commitment to corporate responsibility, and is a visible demonstration of our efforts to improve access to health and to strengthen communities where our employees live and work.
Priorities & Performance
Through our program investments, we aim to support interventions that have shown evidence of advancing the quality of health services delivery, reducing health care disparities, fostering innovation in the delivery of health care, and empowering patients as active participants in managing their own health.
We also provide financial support and share the expertise of our employees through grant and volunteer programs that address critical health needs and selected social issues in communities in which we have a presence.
It’s not enough to discover and develop new medicines and vaccines. We also need to help get them to the people who need them, whether they live in communities with a fundamental lack of access to health care and services, or are affected by acute or protracted humanitarian crises.
$2.1B total market value of product donations in 2016
Grant Application Guidelines
Through our philanthropic programs, we have the ability to make a positive difference by addressing complex global health challenges and improving the quality of life in communities in which we have a presence.
During 2016, in celebration of our 125th year, we challenged employees to build on the company’s legacy of service by volunteering a combined total of 125,000 hours in their communities. Our employees far surpassed this goal by volunteering more than 214,000 hours.
MSD Fellowship for Global Health
The MSD Fellowship for Global Health is a three-month, field-based corporate pro bono program designed to leverage the skills and talents of our employees worldwide. Between 2012 and 2017, 159 Fellows from 29 countries have worked for 36 nonprofit organizations.
The SDGs & Our Giving
This interactive graphic indicates which of the SDGs most closely aligns with our philanthropic and volunteering efforts.