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Our Company’s Foundation

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



The Foundation is the principal vehicle through which we support eligible nonprofit organizations and innovative programs that are aligned with our two focus areas: Health and Community.

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


We envision a world where all people have access to high-quality health care. We aim to reduce health disparities and improve the health of people in underserved communities, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS—areas where there are significant health challenges that have relevance to our company. We support innovative and evidence-based programs that help health systems deliver high-quality care and improve access by helping individuals overcome social and environmental barriers to health care.

Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $921 million to support initiatives that address important societal needs in a manner consistent with our company’s overall mission of inventing for life by bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases.


We help build stronger communities where our employees live and work. We contribute financial support through grants to local nonprofit organizations that address critical health needs and selected social issues in communities where we have a presence. We also share the expertise of our employees through volunteer programs globally.  Further, our company supports disaster relief efforts and preparedness assistance throughout the world.