Since its inception, The Merck Company Foundation has contributed more than $700 million to support initiatives that address important societal needs in a manner consistent with Merck's overall mission to help the world be well. The mission of the Foundation is to support organizations and innovative programs that are aligned with our three priority areas: health, education and community. We also share outcomes, lessons learned and best practices from our initiatives to contribute knowledge to and help advance progress in our three priority areas.
We strive to improve healthcare quality and capacity, increase access to care for underserved populations, and work to understand and alleviate barriers to good health through strategic collaborations and program investments. Key initiatives include:
We foster educational opportunity and academic success through programs that seek to eliminate achievement gaps among disadvantaged populations and to expand quality education in science. Key initiatives include:
We provide financial support and share Merck employees' expertise through grant programs that address critical health and social issues in communities where Merck has a presence. Key initiatives include the Neighbor of Choice program, Partnership for Giving (P4G) and Join My Village.