Merck | Our Giving

Merck | Our Giving

Philanthropy is an important component of our company’s commitment to corporate responsibility and a visible demonstration of our efforts to improve access to quality health care and strengthen communities where our employees live and work.

We are committed to discovering smart, sustainable ways to expand access, especially in parts of the world where there are limited or no health care infrastructure and resources. Given the immensity of this challenge, we believe we can make the strongest contribution by working in partnership with others—governments, donors, patient organizations, health care professionals, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, multilateral organizations and the private sector.

We focus on select areas of global health need and relevance to our company.  Since its inception, the Merck Foundation has contributed more than $896 million to support initiatives that address important societal needs in a manner consistent with our mission of inventing for life by bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases.  We invent new approaches that save and improve lives so that people can positively contribute to a healthier and more hopeful world. As a global health care company, we have a responsibility to help enable access to medicines, vaccines and quality health care worldwide.

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Merck Donates $500,000 to Support River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Efforts
KENILWORTH, N.J., October 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and the MECTIZAN® Donation Program (MDP), announced today a $500,000 cash donation to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) and lymphatic filariasis (LF). The funds are being provided by Merck and will be...
Oct 22, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Merck Commits Additional $10 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts to Help Disparately Impacted Patients and Communities
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May 5, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Merck Foundation Launches Five-Year Initiative to Reduce Disparities in HIV Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Southeastern US Communities
KENILWORTH, N.J., September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ --  The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) has launched HIV Care Connect, a $7 million, five-year initiative to help reduce disparities in access to care and improve health outcomes for persons with HIV living in vulnerable and underserved Southeastern U.S. communities. While new cases of HIV are on the decline in the U.S., HIV continues...
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