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The Pfizer Foundation
For nearly 65 years, the Pfizer Foundation1 has been working to expand healthcare access for people around the world.
A charitable organization founded by Pfizer Inc., the Foundation provides funding and resources to support programs that nurture innovation, strengthen healthcare capacity, address immediate and humanitarian health needs, and enhance the community involvement of Pfizer colleagues. The impact of these programs is significant and far-reaching, helping underserved individuals in remote corners of the globe.
By supporting the efforts of a variety of partners, the Foundation is advancing progress toward our goal of ensuring that all people, everywhere, have access to quality healthcare services that can help them lead longer, healthier lives.
Catalyzing Local Innovation through Grants and Investments
As part of our global health strategy, the Pfizer Foundation provides grant and investment funding, as well as technical support, to organizations and social entrepreneurs in an effort to improve healthcare delivery in low- and middle-income countries.
The Foundation’s grant portfolio focuses on three key areas:
- Improving healthcare delivery by helping to scale up innovative, sustainable and locally driven approaches to improving health systems
- Reducing key healthcare barriers for women and children, with a focus on integrating the delivery of family planning and immunization services
- Lessening the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer
Addressing Immediate Health Needs Following Natural Disasters
Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation provide coordinated support for natural disaster relief and recovery efforts around the world. This includes cash grants and product donations to organizations leading relief efforts, as well as employee donation matching and volunteer efforts. In 2017, the Foundation provided support to areas affected by 15 natural disasters.
Supporting the Philanthropic Work of Our Colleagues
The Pfizer Foundation funds Pfizer's Colleague Community Engagement programs, which enable colleagues to have a direct impact on the communities in which they live and work through giving and volunteer initiatives. In 2017, Pfizer colleagues and the Foundation donated $34 million to 12,000 nonprofit organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico.
1The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.