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The Pfizer Foundation

The Pfizer Foundation’s mission is to help build healthier communities around the world. We invest in community-led partnerships and solutions to address today’s complex global health challenges, respond to urgent health needs, and empower Pfizer colleagues to make an impact where they live, work, and beyond.

Founded in 1953 by Pfizer Inc. as a charitable organization, The Pfizer Foundation is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.

All people, regardless of where they live, should have access to safe and effective healthcare. Together with our partners, we’re committed to helping close the health equity gap by investing in locally driven solutions that help improve access to innovative care, strengthen health systems, and reduce vaccine-preventable illness.


Credit: Care 2 Communities

Since 2016, the Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) program has supported community-based initiatives improving quality of care and strengthening health systems to address infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries. The GHIG program is helping communities reduce child mortality, improve appropriate diagnosis and treatment for infectious diseases, support systems that combat vaccine preventable illness and better prepare for new and emerging infectious diseases.

Watch this video to learn more about the Global Health Innovation Grants.


Credit: Direct Relief

Community health centers are often the first point of care for 30 million people in the U.S.i The Innovation Awards in Community Health program seeks to create greater health equity among historically marginalized communities across the U.S. Implemented by Direct Relief, the program funds community health centers and free clinics, which predominantly serve medically underserved communities, to test and scale innovative approaches for infectious disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

To learn more about the program watch this video.


Credit: Essie B. & William Earl Glenn Foundation for Better Living

The Accelerating Health Equity Grants program was established in 2020 to advance health equity by supporting community-based organizations working to improve the health of Black communities across the U.S.

Explore the program’s impact and watch this video to learn more.

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Credit: Amref Health Africa

Despite advances to improve access to healthcare worldwide, disparities remain. Nearly three in four people living in high-income countries have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine compared to one in three people living in low-income countries.ii The Pfizer Foundation and Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest non-profit health and development organization, are partnering to help increase COVID-19 vaccine access and strengthen health systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

Learn about our partnership with Amref Health Africa.

Responding to Natural Disasters and Resulting Health Crises

As natural disasters and climate emergencies become more frequent and unpredictable, Pfizer and The Pfizer Foundation are collaborating with global health organizations to provide emergency healthcare that helps prevent and treat illness exacerbated by natural disasters. The Pfizer Foundation works with partners to strengthen health capabilities and systems before disasters happen, proactively stockpile supplies and medicines, and respond to urgent health needs.

Fostering Colleague and Community Engagement

Finding power and strength in community, our programs help inspire colleagues to create a positive impact where they live and work, and beyond. Encompassing matching gifts, volunteer rewards, and skills-based volunteering programs, Give Forward – Pfizer’s community engagement initiative – helps Pfizer colleagues identify, connect with, and amplify their impact for causes they find most meaningful.

Learn more about Give Forward.