U.S. Grants Program provides access to science education programs and essential human services to children and their families in the communities in which Biogen has facilities in the U.S. – specifically in Greater Boston and North Carolina. The Foundation’s fiscal year is the calendar year and grant applications are considered on a quarterly basis throughout the year.
International Grants Program provides access to science education programs in the communities in which Biogen has facilities around the world. Beneficiaries have included the Experimentarium in Denmark, Technorama Science Center in Switzerland and Science Lab in Germany. Participation in the International Grants Program is by invitation only.
U.S. Employee Matching Gifts Program matches Biogen employee gifts to non-profit organizations — maximizing community benefit and demonstrating the powerful difference we can collectively make in the lives of others. The Foundation matches Biogen employee donations to eligible organizations dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000 per employee, per year.
Citizen Schools and the Biogen Foundation are engaged in a three-year collaboration focused on advancing STEM education to middle school children in high-need areas, allowing Citizen Schools to scale science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming nationally. The Biogen Community Labs in Massachusetts and North Carolina have engaged employee volunteers and worked side-by-side with Citizen Schools students each semester, helping them transform into junior scientists by using the same state-of-the-art equipment and tools that the scientists utilize to discover and create new medicine.
The Biogen Foundation has also been named Citizen Schools’ first National Innovation Partner.
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The Biogen Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the North Carolina Science Festival – the first statewide science festival in the U.S. The festival is a month-long, statewide celebration of science offering fun, hands-on science activities for kids and families. A supporter of the festival since its inception in 2010, the Foundation increased its commitment in 2015 to become the festival’s presenting sponsor. Since 2010, more than one-million North Carolinians have participated in science festival events.