Genentech Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: Genentech awards grants to support disease-related services such as patient outreach, disease education, and health screenings.

IP TAKE: This is an approachable funder that accepts unsolicited grant applications. Grantseekers should submit their applications at least two months before the funding is needed.

PROFILE: The Genentech Foundation is the charitable arm of the biotech company of the same name. Both the company and the foundation are committed to "[working] proactively with local governments and community-based organizations to ensure that the company plays a positive role in the communities in which [it] live[s] and operate[s]." The foundation supports independent medical education, healthcare-related support, and scientific project support among other kinds of support. 

Genentech prefers to take a broad approach to its investments in disease grantmaking. It facilities most of its disease-related grants through its Health-Related Charitable Giving program. The foundation funds a variety of disease-related work including, but not limited to, patient outreach, disease education, and health screenings. The foundation occasionally awards general operating support grants to nonprofits that do not purchase or are otherwise associated with Genentech/Roche products. Also, groups seeking fundraising support may qualify for a grant.

Genentech grants range from $1,000 to $200,000; however, most range from $25,000 to $100,000. Fundraising awards range from $1,000 to $2,500. To learn more about Genentech grantees, explore its Grants and Contributions Report. Genentech accepts unsolicited grant applications via its website.

PEOPLE:

  • Lakshmi Karan, Executive Director, Genentech Foundation and Head of Corporate Charitable Giving
  • Carla Boragno, Director