Creating the Greatest Impact

Learn how AbbVie is working to create long-term, meaningful impact for families, students and communities in need.

Living a Culture of Giving Back

Since AbbVie became a company in 2013, we set out to make giving a part of who we are, focusing on the nonprofits and places where we can make a real impact.    

That’s why, in 2018, we’re contributing an additional $350 million to support nonprofits creating long-term impact in communities in need, from North Chicago to Puerto Rico and cities across America. These contributions are focused in three areas that align with our priorities – helping families thrive, disaster relief and strengthening K-12 education.

Helping Families Thrive

We’re working with nonprofit partners that help children facing serious illnesses and those who care for them. 

Supporting Disaster Relief

We’re accelerating recovery efforts underway following the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, helping to move Puerto Rico from recovery to resilience.  

Strengthening K-12 Education

Through powerful partnerships, we help meet students’ needs in and outside of the classroom by supporting community-based education across the U.S. and in our own backyard.

Helping Families Thrive

Having a child with a life-threatening disease is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can face. It places a burden on families, stretching beyond health care and into emotional and financial well-being.

To strengthen our commitment to helping families thrive, we are partnering with nonprofits that provide housing and family-centered services to families who have a child with a serious illness. Our donations are the largest contributions each of these partners have received to date, and will enable significant expansions of physical space, programs and services to meet growing demand.

Our Partners

For more than 40 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has been keeping families together and close to the medical care they need. Ronald McDonald Houses provide comfort, support and resources for families with sick children just steps from the hospitals treating them. Within the Houses, families have more than just a place to sleep – they have lounge spaces to relax and spend time together just like they would at home. As the need for services continues to grow, many Houses are at capacity and have to turn away families.

With a historic gift of $100 million from AbbVie, RMHC will be able to serve more families by adding over 600 new guest sleeping rooms at 32 Ronald McDonald Houses in the United States. These improvements, including the construction of four new Houses, will result in approximately 230,000 additional night stays for pediatric patients and their families annually.
 

Family Reach alleviates the financial burden of cancer by working with more than 300 hospitals and cancer centers in the United States to equip families with financial education, planning, navigation and assistance before they hit critical breaking points.

A $5 million donation from AbbVie will enable Family Reach to help even more families, allowing an expansion to an additional 25 hospitals in 25 states across America and enhancing access to tools and support programs to an estimated 4,400 additional families.
 

Supporting Disaster Relief

Many months after two hurricanes struck Puerto Rico and left indescribable damage, recovery is still ongoing. As a committed employer on the island for nearly 50 years, AbbVie is behind long-term efforts that will move the community from recovery to resilience. With two donations of $50 million each to Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity International, we are focused on two fundamental areas: health care and housing.

Progress is already being made by the two organizations to repair and rebuild homes and health centers, making them safer and better able to withstand future hurricanes.  

Learn more about our efforts in Puerto Rico

Our Partners

Since the hurricanes struck Puerto Rico, Direct Relief has been on the island and focused on restoring health care. From delivering emergency medical packs to the hardest-hit areas in the weeks after the storms to restoring power with new renewable sources like solar, Direct Relief continues to increase access to health care.

With a $50 million commitment from AbbVie, Direct Relief is focused on supporting more than 60 community health centers and local facilities with renewable energy, the capacity to produce clean water and mobile medical units to provide health care to remote areas. Residents will also have access to new telemedicine programs to address the shortage of healthcare professionals on the island.
 

For more information, visit www.abbvie.com/puertorico.

With thousands of homes on Puerto Rico destroyed by the hurricanes, Habitat for Humanity International is focused on helping people repair and rebuild. With the $50 million from AbbVie, Habitat will directly assist 13,000 hurricane-affected residents through repair, new construction, workforce training and assistance with clear property titles.

The AbbVie donation is also going toward Habitat’s efforts to effect policy and systems reforms in aiding many of the estimated 1.3 million Puerto Ricans who live in housing that was built without clear title or proper permits.   Those residents face significant barriers to construction and repairs as well as assistance from other sources of aid.
 

For more information, visit www.abbvie.com/puertorico.

Strengthening K-12 Education

A solid foundation in education is critical to the success of every child. AbbVie has a longstanding commitment to education, with a focus on narrowing the achievement gap in literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that exists among some of our most underserved students in grades K-12.

The force of public and private groups coming together can create real change and meet students’ needs. We’re committed to help prepare students for the next step with transformative education partnerships that give all students a chance at a successful future.