Genentech Foundation: Grants for Science Education

OVERVIEW: Genentech awards grants to support science education programs across the country.

IP TAKE: Grantseekers should submit their applications at least two months before they need funding.

PROFILE: Established in 2002, the Genentech Foundation is the charitable arm of the biotech company of the same name. The overarching goal of the foundation’s grantmaking is helping people “[p]presented by economic disparities...create their own futures.” Its science education funding focuses on “[c]reation of sustainable career pathways for underserved transitional –aged youth and adults in growing sectors like biotechnology.”

Genentech supports a wide range of science programs and projects across the United States. Grants can range from $1,000 and to over $200,000, though most tend to stay in the $25,000 to $100,000 range. Awards for fundraisers typically come in a bit lower at the $1,000 to $2,500 range. Past grants have gone to support the Community College Bridge to Biotech programs at schools like City College of San Francisco and Skyline Community College.

The Genentech Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. This is not to be confused with Genentech’s Corporate Giving program, which accepts unsolicited grant applications.  

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