Since AbbVie became a company in 2013, we set out to make giving a part of who we are, while focusing on communities where we can make a real impact. Our philanthropic priorities are to create long-term, meaningful impact by building and strengthening health care systems, effective education programs, and resilient communities.
AbbVie partners with nonprofits working to strengthen health care systems and supports community-based programs that enhance access to health care for the underserved. AbbVie is advancing equity in education by addressing systemic barriers to advancement and reducing the achievement gap. The nonprofits we support seek to change the trajectory of the lives of marginalized students by providing counseling and tutoring services, working to improve graduation rates, reduce dropout rates and boost college and career readiness for children K-12. AbbVie is building stronger, more resilient communities through community-level support of global and local programs targeting aid, such as disaster relief, to those in need.
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Engaging and Supporting Our Employees in the Community
Community engagement is an integral part of AbbVie’s culture with our employees looking for ways to engage and give back through volunteering.
All employees can use up to two days of paid work time to volunteer in the community. Annually, thousands volunteer during AbbVie’s global week of service with hundreds of nonprofits in 50+ countries around the world.
About one-quarter of all employees volunteer annually through programs sponsored by the company or the AbbVie Foundation, ranging from programs to advance our philanthropic programs to several pro-bono programs that allow our employees to donate their specialized skills in the most useful ways.
- Week of Possibilities is our signature global volunteerism event. During this annual global, company-wide week of service, AbbVie employees volunteer with a wide range of nonprofits around the world on hands on projects to support our communities.
- Volunteers with the AbbVie Foundation’s SEEK (Science, Engineering, Exploration, Knowledge) program help expand access to STEM education around the globe. Read a feature story about the program’s impact in Asia.
- Our Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) R&D program enables AbbVie researchers and development experts to donate paid work time to collaborate with global health partners to address unmet needs and public health issues, particularly those affecting people in low and middle-income countries.
AbbVie employees also contribute financially to their communities, often through our employee giving and matching program. For every charitable donation employees make to one of over 1.5 million eligible nonprofits, the AbbVie Foundation matches dollar for dollar up to $5,000. In 2021, as part of the company’s annual Employee Giving Campaign, nearly 20,000 AbbVie employees in more than 50 countries raised $23.7 million to benefit more than 11,400 nonprofits worldwide.
The AbbVie Foundation is committed to supporting employee well-being. In 2021, 261 scholarships were awarded to children of AbbVie employees from 20 countries as part of the AbbVie Possibilities Scholarship Program, and more than $1.4 million was provided in financial assistance to employees from 17 countries and 6 states in the U.S. as part of the Employee Relief Program.