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Illumina Cares

Giving Back is in Our DNA

At Illumina, giving back is in our DNA. Being good corporate citizens is about more than simply giving back. We believe it is about creating shared value through our business and seeking opportunities to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future.

We put our principles of corporate citizenship into action through our corporate giving, our foundation giving, and our employee program: Illumina Cares.

Through our Illumina Cares program, we aim to share our time, talent, and technology with the communities where we live and work. To ensure we can make a meaningful difference, we focus our efforts on genomic literacy through STEM education, accelerating access to genomics, patient support, and community.

Connecting with the Community

We empower our employees to connect with our mission by giving back to the communities where we live and work.

Employees Giving Back
Inspiring the next generation of scientists, pioneers and trailblazers
Inspiring the next generation of scientists, pioneers and trailblazers

Igniting students’ curiosity in genomics is critical to achieving our mission. From students visiting our facilities to employees going into classrooms, we are committed to providing opportunities for students and teachers to interact with genomics.

Learn More About STEM Education in Genomics
Helping food-insecure populations through the Greater Good Initiative
Agriculture Greater Good Initiative

The Agricultural Greater Good Initiative has awarded Illumina products to researchers who use Illumina technology to tackle diverse genomics-oriented projects aimed at alleviating global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in the developing world.

Learn About Our Greater Good Program
Encouraging employees to support oncology in their communities
Encouraging employees to support oncology in their communities

By empowering our offices to partner with local cancer charities, we hope to inspire our employees to give back in meaningful ways.

Empowering employees to make a difference in the community
Encouraging employees to support oncology in their communities

Our employees make a difference every day in their local communities around the world. Through our various outreach programs, we strive to make giving back easier and more meaningful for each of our employees.

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Achievements

With the passion and commitment of our employees, we have been able to grow our impact around the world. Here is a sample of just a few of our achievements in 2020:

  • ~$14M donated from Illumina, Inc. + Illumina Corporate Foundation
  • ~$500,000 donated by employees to charities they support
  • 24% of employees participated in giving or volunteering
Bringing Genomics into the Classroom

Bringing Genomics into the Classroom

The Illumina Corporate Foundation and Discovery Education partnered to create DNA Decoded to inspire middle and high school teachers to unlock the power of genomics and impact the future of their students. DNA Decoded provides ready-to-go, standards-aligned lessons and activities for teachers and students to explore the ways they can see genomics in their everyday lives.

Learn more at DNADecoded.org