Amgen Foundation Named Amongst the 14 Most Important Players in Corporate Philanthropy

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Inside Philanthropy Names Amgen Foundation Amongst The 14 Most Important Players in Corporate Philanthropy

9/27/2023 10:35:00 AM

Amgen Foundation Named Amongst the 14 Most Important Players in Corporate Philanthropy

We are honored to be named among the "14 most important players in Corporate Philanthropy" by Inside Philanthropy, a recognition that speaks to the dedication and effort invested in philanthropic endeavours around the globe.

In their feature, Inside Philanthropy states, "The philanthropy of the biotech giant, [Amgen] focuses heavily on science education, and it approaches this area in innovative ways." It also notes that the Amgen Foundation’s work helps “ensure a future pipeline of scientist researchers.”

Inside Philanthropy is an organization committed to bringing more transparency and accountability to philanthropy and works to explain the world of giving at a time when philanthropy’s impact is growing. Being featured here reflects the Amgen Foundation’s unwavering commitment to providing inclusive and pioneering science educational initiatives worldwide. It showcases the alignment of our philanthropic efforts with our core values and mission, emphasizing the purposeful journey we are on because #Everyone needs science and science needs everyone.

The Amgen Foundation’s four major science education initiatives are highlighted in the article:

  • LabXchange: The Amgen Foundation is the founding sponsor of LabXchange, a free online platform for science education. Content is available in over 14 languages. Our aspiration? To empower 50 million users by 2025, providing free science education around the globe.
  • Amgen Biotech Experience: The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) empowers teachers to bring biotechnology into their classrooms. We have reached over 970,000 worldwide to date.
  • Amgen Scholars Program: Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates to participate in cutting-edge, summer research opportunities at world-class institutions. Over 5,300 university undergraduates have had the opportunity to collaborate with academic researchers globally, a step towards fostering potential and expanding horizons.
  • Khan Academy: The Amgen Foundation is proud to sponsor Khan Academy’s biology education resources fuelling the curiosity of learners worldwide, one lesson at a time.

Since our founding in 1991, the Amgen Foundation has committed approximately $425 million to nonprofits dedicated to impacting lives in inspiring and innovative ways, with $250 million going towards science education initiatives to provide best-in-class programs free of cost to teachers and students. In 2022 alone, our signature programs reached over 23 million students and educators worldwide, and the Foundation seeks to continue expanding access to high-quality learning experiences and advancing equity in STEM around the world.

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We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the Foundation’s vision to make science accessible to everyone.