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Pfizer Corporate Citizenship
Contributing to the Greater Community
Pfizer's Corporate Citizenship efforts are funded by the Pfizer Foundation.1 The Pfizer Foundation provides opportunities for Pfizer colleagues to strengthen their local communities where they live and work. For communities affected by a natural disaster, Pfizer works with existing nonprofit partners to coordinate cash contributions from the Pfizer Foundation and in-kind donations from Pfizer Inc. to ensure we are providing assistance that is most needed on the ground.
Pfizer colleagues generously give their time and resources to support programs that they are passionate about in their own communities.
In 2014, Pfizer colleagues (active, retired, and Board Members) and the Pfizer
Foundation gave $33.7 million across the United States and Puerto Rico
The Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts
The Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts program matches US- and Puerto Rico-based colleague contributions 1:1 up to $15,000 per person per year. Retirees are matched at 50% up to $5,000 annually. Donations are made to eligible nonprofit organizations located in the United States and Puerto Rico.
In 2014, the Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program received 40,700
requests from 9,700 colleagues for 10,000 nonprofit organizations
The Pfizer Foundation Volunteer Program
This Pfizer Foundation Volunteer Program encourages Pfizer Inc. colleagues and retirees to volunteer on their own time with eligible nonprofit organizations. US- and Puerto Rico-based colleagues who volunteer for a minimum of 72 hours per calendar year are eligible to request a $1,000 grant for the nonprofit organization with which they volunteer. Each organization may receive up to five $1,000 grants for a total of $5,000 per calendar year.
In 2014, the Pfizer Foundation Volunteer Program provided $1 million to 700
nonprofit organizations where colleagues volunteered
Pfizer VOL.UNTEERZ Challenge
The Pfizer VOL.UNTEERZ Challenge is a global challenge that recognizes and celebrates the efforts of Pfizer colleagues who are making a difference in their local communities and the world around them through volunteer service. This is an annual crowdsourcing challenge where colleagues vote for their favorite application.
Since 2010, more than 1,200 Pfizer colleagues have submitted
volunteer projects through the VOL.UNTEERZ Challenge in support of over
900 nonprofit organizations in 40 countries
The Pfizer United Way Program
Pfizer has partnered with the United Way for more than 40 years. Through the annual Fall United Way Campaign, US- and Puerto Rico-based colleagues are eligible for a 1:1 match from the Pfizer Foundation, up to a total of $15,000 per year, to support their local communities.Retirees are matched at 50% up to $5,000 annually.
In 2014, the combined commitment from colleagues and
the Pfizer Foundation to the United way totaled $4.66 million
Pfizer, through the Pfizer Foundation, provides cash donations in support of disaster relief efforts. The Pfizer Foundation works in partnership with market-based colleagues to assess the need following a natural disaster. Priority for support is given where the damage overwhelms the existing local infrastructure within a short time period; events where the acute health impact is widespread; events involving significant loss of life, displacement and destruction; and events in communities where Pfizer Global Security and senior management has determined that the disaster has had a significant effect on Pfizer colleagues.
In 2015, $250,000 in grants was provided in response to the Nepal
earthquake; in 2014, $525,000 in grants was provided in response to
the Ebola relief effort; and in 2012, over $1 million was provided
in response to Hurricane Sandy
1 The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc with distinct legal restrictions.
2 Legacy Hospira colleagues will be eligible to participate in employee giving programs in mid-2016.