Our Mission: Together with its partners, the Merck Foundation aims to:

  • Expand professional capabilities in healthcare research and media.
  • Improve access to innovative and equitable healthcare solutions.
  • Empower women and youth in education with a special focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
  • Build advocacy to address health, social and economic challenges.
  • Raise awareness of disease prevention and early detection through access to information, health and change of mind-set.

The Merck Foundation focuses on activities that will contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as outlined by the United Nations.

Our Approach:

To achieve our goals we develop and implement coherent strategies, result-oriented programs and initiatives, provide grants to support projects and help raise funds, as needed.

The basis of our work are long-term partnerships with local, regional and global experts and international organizations as well as Governments and academia.

Our Motivation:

Our people are motivated by not only doing well but also by doing good. For us, responsibility for communities in which we operate – locally and globally – is an integral part of who we are. We focus our activities on those areas where we can leverage our competencies to help making people’s lives better. Because of our deep expertise in Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials, addressing related health challenges and advancing people’s lives through science and technology are the cornerstone of Merck Foundation strategy. By creating the Merck Foundation, Merck is not only combining many of its CR activities under one roof, but also considerably expanding its scope and reach to address the health, social and economic challenges of the 21st century.