BackgroundThe Amgen Foundation was launched in 1991; it is an integral component of Amgen’s commitment to dramatically improve people’s lives. To date, the foundation has contributed $130 million to non-profit organisations across the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that align with the foundation's mission.
MissionTo advance science education; improve quality of care and access for patients; and support resources that create sound communities in which Amgen staff live and work.
Geographic focusUnited States, Puerto Rico, Europe
Programme areasThe foundation supports projects in the following areas:
• Quality of care and patient access
• Science education
• Community Life
Teacher quality and professional development in maths and science: Comprehensive programs that enhance the quality of maths and science teachers entering the classroom and support teachers with meaningful professional development opportunities that have a positive impact on student achievement
Pivotal hands-on science experience: Support programs that provide students and teachers with opportunities for hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences that significantly impact students’ excitement about science and scientific careers
Quality of Care and Patient Access
Patient Empowerment: Programs that enable patients to become active partners in their health care, make informed decisions and contribute to a wider perspective in the health care system
Health Care Disparities/Health Inequalities: Programs that aim to close gaps and address population-specific differences in the presence of disease, health outcomes, or access to health care – from prevention to survivorship
Their focus is to fund programs that enhance civic engagement by supporting science- and education-based initiatives, environmental programs, health and social services, as well as culture and the arts in an effort to strengthen and enrich our communities.