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The Pfizer Foundation

The mission of The Pfizer Foundation* is to improve access to quality healthcare, nurture innovation and support the community involvement of Pfizer colleagues.

Established in 1953, The Pfizer Foundation is dedicated to strengthening community-based initiatives that address challenges within the complex and ever-changing global landscape. The Pfizer Foundation provides funding and resources through charitable programs that nurture science, innovation and collective action to positively impact millions of people around the world.

*The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.

The Pfizer Foundation aims to improve access to healthcare within historically marginalized communities and strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries. We are focused in three areas: global health and health system strengthening, crisis and humanitarian response and colleague and community engagement.

Explore how The Pfizer Foundation grants are helping to improve health systems and increase access to quality healthcare for historically underserved populations in the U.S. and around the world.



Credit: Care 2 Communities

Since 2016, the Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) program has supported community-based initiatives improving quality of care and strengthening health systems to address infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries. The GHIG program is helping communities reduce child mortality, improve appropriate diagnosis and treatment for infectious diseases, support systems that combat vaccine preventable illness and better prepare for new and emerging infectious diseases.

Watch this video to learn more about the Global Health Innovation Grants.


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Building on what we already know, The Pfizer Foundation is redefining the way we fight infectious disease to help protect people who have been marginalized in the U.S. and around the world. The Pfizer Foundation works to address today and tomorrow’s biggest health challenges in infectious diseases, including a specific focus on building and strengthening systems that combat vaccine preventable illness.


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Launched in 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Innovation Awards in Community Health is implemented by Direct Relief and funded by The Pfizer Foundation to create greater health equity among historically underserved communities in the U.S. The program provides funding to U.S. safety-net community healthcare providers to support innovative approaches to infectious disease education, screening, testing, treatment and care.


Credit: Essie B. & William Earl Glenn Foundation for Better Living

The Accelerating Health Equity Grants program was established in 2020 to advance health equity by supporting community-based organizations working to improve the health of Black communities across the U.S.

Watch this video to learn more about the Accelerating Health Equity Grants.


People are at the heart of everything we do, and for our colleagues, living our purpose extends well beyond the workplace. We are dedicated not just to give back, but to Give Forward.

Give Forward provides Pfizer colleagues with opportunities to create positive change where they live, work and beyond. Encompassing all Community Volunteer and Matching Gifts programs for colleagues in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, as well as global Disaster Match and Skills-Based Volunteering programs, Give Forward empowers colleagues to contribute time, money and expertise, amplifying their impact for the causes they find most meaningful.

Learn more about Give Forward.