About the Foundation
The Biogen Foundation supports access to science education and to essential human services for children and their families in the communities in which Biogen facilities are located. The Foundation is committed to sparking a passion for science and discovery, supporting effective science education initiatives and strengthening efforts to make science education and science careers accessible to diverse populations.
Most of all, we want young people to know that through science they have the ability to change the world.
We recently restructured the Foundation’s grant-making programs to focus on access in two areas: science education and strengthening our communities. Today, the Biogen Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that focus on providing access to:
- Hands-on science education
- Teacher development opportunities in science
- College readiness and support
- Basic social needs (child hunger, poverty, and social mobility)
The Foundation also matches Biogen employee gifts to nonprofit organizations, up to $25,000 per employee, per year. In 2016, the matching grant program contributed $1.25 million to worthy organizations ranging from disease organizations and camps for children with serious illnesses to disaster relief efforts around the world.
The Biogen Foundation is excited to be launching the STAR Initiative – a coordinated funding strategy designed to help catalyze the development of local STEM ecosystems in Cambridge and Somerville.