To date, we have activated several humanitarian efforts and continue to expand our support, mostly through The Pfizer Foundation , a charitable organization founded by Pfizer Inc to address the challenges of a complex and evolving global health landscape.
Supporting global and local NGOs
To date, more than $22 million has been donated through The Pfizer Foundation to causes supporting the Ukrainian people. This includes grants derived from Pfizer’s decision to donate the equivalent of profits from our Russian subsidiary to causes that provide direct humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine.
To date the Foundation has approved grants for 12 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including six local organizations in Poland and Ukraine to support humanitarian relief and response efforts. This includes food security and support services, shelter, education for children, and other pressing needs of the people of Ukraine.
Our humanitarian relief partners:
- Crown Agents International Development, Ukraine
- International Medical Corps
- International Rescue Committee
- Polish Center for International Aid Foundation
- Polish Humanitarian Action
- Polish-Ukrainian Institute for Relief and Development
- Save the Children Ukraine Emergency Response
- Ukrainian Red Cross
- UNICEF Ukraine Emergency Response Fund
- UNITED 24
- World Food Program Ukraine Emergency Fund
Collectively, these partners are on the front lines supporting emergency relief priorities in Ukraine and the immediate needs of displaced populations in surrounding countries now hosting Ukrainian refugees. Their work includes repairing vital infrastructure in Ukraine, restoring and equipping health facilities, and supporting displaced populations to address critical needs including food security and support services, child protection and education, and safe shelter.
Maximising the generosity of Pfizer colleagues
Through The Pfizer Foundation, we have also launched the Ukraine Humanitarian Disaster Campaign matching financial donations already made by thousands of Pfizer colleagues around the world to UNICEF, the IRC, Save the Children, the American Red Cross, CARE, Nova Ukraine, and Sunflower of Peace.
- As of August 2022, more than 4,300 colleagues from nearly 54 countries have donated nearly US $936,000
- Including The Pfizer Foundation’s dollar-for-dollar match, the total donation is US $1.86 million.
Providing our medicines and vaccines to those that need them
Pfizer is also responding to the immediate need for access to life-saving medicines through targeted product donations to Ukraine and organisations supporting the Ukrainian people. This includes over 1,000,000 doses of Pfizer products, including lifesaving antibiotics, antifibrinolytics and oncology medicines to help healthcare providers and relief workers treat patients in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
In partnership with the U.S. Government and USAID, almost 2 million donated doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have also reached Ukraine.
We are also one of the largest donors to Direct Relief. As part of a broader product donation, we have delivered nearly 200,000 courses of PAXLOVID to Ukraine.
*The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions