Giving back is in our DNA. We put our principles of corporate citizenship into action through our corporate and foundation giving, and our employee engagement program: Illumina Cares. Fostering a culture that emboldens our employees to give back is integral to connecting to our mission.
To ensure we can make a meaningful difference, our community investments support our CSR strategy areas including:
We have a goal of 100,000 total volunteer hours and 50% employee participation in our Illumina Cares program by 2030
We are committed to equitable access to STEM education for all, with the goal of empowering students to become future scientists, innovators, and trailblazers. We are dedicated to increasing genomic literacy—with programs and efforts to reach everyone from health care professionals to patient advocates to young students in our annual Future is Bright DNA Day program.
STEM learners reached by 2030
We provided GRID Alternatives with a $500,000 grant to provide clean energy and job training to low-income and tribal communities to ensure a just transition to a decarbonized future.
To help facilitate young students’ transition to digital learning, we provided a $1 million donation to the San Diego Foundation COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
We donated six sequencers, totaling $350,000, to support The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics as they develop diagnostic tests to combat tuberculosis.
When Mumbai was at the epicenter of a devastating second wave of COVID-19, we responded with a donation of sequencers, reagents and support to the Molecular Diagnostic Reference Laboratory at Kasturba Hospital valued at $1 million.
Employees and their families volunteered at Shanghai Chongming Dongtan Wetland Reserve, cleaning up marine litter and plastic bottles and learning about wetland biology and the power of conservation.
We donated $85,000 to Singapore’s Children’s Wishing Well to help children access e-learning resources during the pandemic.
A donation provided computers and other resources to underprivileged children through Save the Children Korea.
Employees built solar lights for those living in darkness to facilitate a brighter future, while learning about energy poverty and its effects on individuals and the environment.