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MSD Foundation

Our company’s Foundation is dedicated to advancing health equity by supporting innovative programs and partnerships to improve the health and well-being of people around the world.

Helping build stronger health systems and address barriers to high-quality care

Through our programs, we believe that by working closely with governments, donors, patient groups, health care professionals, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, multilateral agencies, the private sector and others, we can help build stronger health systems that provide better and more equitable care.

About the Foundation


The Foundation is a private, charitable organization established and funded by the company. It's a separate legal entity from the company and operates independently. Our company established the Foundation in 1957. The Foundation has contributed more than $1 billion to support initiatives that address important global health and societal needs. It’s our chief source of financial support for eligible nonprofit organizations and innovative programs that align with our two focus areas: health and community.

Our commitment to advancing health equity

We invest in philanthropic programs that aim to improve the quality of health care and address barriers to accessing care for people living with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.

Supporting community grants

Through our community grants programs, we’re working to enhance the health and well-being of the communities where our employees live and work.