Our company’s Foundation (the “Foundation”)—established in 1957—is funded entirely by the company and is our chief source of funding support for qualified nonprofit charitable organizations.



The Foundation supports eligible nonprofit organizations and innovative programs that are aligned with our two focus areas: Health and Community.

Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $870 million to support initiatives that address important societal needs in a manner consistent with our company’s overall mission to help the world be well.

The following priorities guide the Foundation’s strategic partnerships and program investments:


We provide financial support and share the expertise of our employees through grant and volunteer programs that address critical health and selected social issues in communities where we have a presence.

Key initiatives include:

This is the corporate responsibility report of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., which is known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada.