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Philanthropy is critical to helping us fulfill our company’s commitment to improving access to health around the globe. We’re working to support sustainable solutions to key global health challenges and to strengthen communities where our employees live and work.

We strive to improve the health and well-being of people around the world

We envision a world where all people have access to the high-quality, equitable health care they need and deserve. That’s why we’re working tirelessly to reduce health disparities for people living in underserved communities through our philanthropic programs and partnerships.

Our philanthropic approach

We provide financial and product donations to help promote health equity, while also supporting our communities through employee volunteer programs and charitable grants to local nonprofits addressing critical health and social needs.

Our commitment in action

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Improving health care access

We work with a range of stakeholders, including multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations and governments to strengthen health systems, doing our part to ensure care is high-quality, culturally responsive and equitable.

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Strengthening our communities

We aspire to have a positive impact on communities around the world. Our community engagement programs aim to build stronger communities by helping address critical health and social needs.

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Global emergency response

We’re committed to supporting communities around the world that are affected by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.

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Patient assistance and product donation programs

We don’t just develop new medicines and vaccines, we work hard to help get them to the people who need them. We donate our medicines and vaccines to address specific health needs in communities with limited access to health care and in humanitarian crises.

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Our employees give back

Our employees are passionate about giving back to their communities. Each year, our employees donate thousands of hours and millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations to help improve the health and well-being of communities around the world.


Merck Foundation

The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) is a private charitable organization established and funded by Merck. It’s a separate legal entity from Merck and operates independently.