Employee Giving

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. One way that we fulfill our Mission is by being a socially responsible community partner. Our giving strategy includes in-kind support, colleague donations and university student scholarships.

Through our nonprofit partnerships, we’re able to extend our reach and empower our employees to work with organizations they care about. Our philanthropic contributions and in-kind donations support research in developing countries, disaster relief efforts and more. Additionally, we aim to help students fulfill their career aspirations through our university scholarship programs and in-kind support to promote cutting-edge laboratory experiences for secondary and post-secondary learners. We also provide support to our local communities through our signature STEM education programs and volunteerism.

2018 impact

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$4.75M

In-kind donations

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$1.8M

Employee & matching
gift donations

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1700+

Non-profit organizations supported through donations

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260+

University scholarships

We are uniquely positioned to offer support to those who make the world healthier, cleaner and safer, but who don’t have access to cutting-edge technologies. The instruments, consumables and services we donate to organizations around the world benefit many causes, including: supporting researchers in developing countries, advancing research into personalized medicine and promoting STEM education through laboratory experimentation.

2018 spotlight

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Seeding Labs
In 2018, the Seeding Labs nonprofit organization recognized Thermo Fisher with a Global Visionary Award for our longtime support of their efforts to provide products and instruments to scientists in developing countries. Seeding Labs believes scientific talent is everywhere and that too many scientists lack the resources to reach their full potential. Dr. Gama Bandawe of the Malawi University of Science and Technology is among those talented scientists. He plans to use equipment donated by Thermo Fisher this past year to research the HIV virus, which has had a devastating impact in his country. 

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Students 2 Science
In 2018, our non-profit partner Students 2 Science (S2S) had a grand opening for their Newark Technology Center which will provide more than 32,000 students in the area access to a 10,000-square-foot commercial-grade laboratory. The center provides students a space to work alongside volunteer professional scientists to investigate critical world issues, grounded in Newark’s educational curriculum. Through our partnership with S2S, which began in 2015, Thermo Fisher has provided over one million dollars’ worth of laboratory equipment in support of this center in Newark and one in East Hanover, N.J. In addition, Thermo Fisher colleagues have provided training and technical assistance for the donated equipment.

To promote the generous spirit of our colleagues, our Charitable Giving Program provides a platform that allows them to contribute to causes that they feel passionately about. Through the program, employees can make direct donations to a charity of their choice, create a fundraiser – gathering greater support for a cause, or contribute to support a disaster relief campaign. Through our Employee Matching Gift program, we help employees make an even bigger impact by matching their contribution to eligible charities by 50%. 

2018 spotlight
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In 2018, our colleagues initiated multiple fundraisers to provide financial assistance to those impacted by natural disasters, including the wildfires in the western U.S. and Greece, flooding in Japan, and Hurricane Florence in the southeastern U.S.

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India disaster relief

The Indian Red Cross Society recognized our sites in that country, where over 350 colleagues contributed the equivalent of one day’s salary to the relief effort after flooding in Kerala.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. One way that we fulfill our Mission is by being a socially responsible community partner and a promoter of academic excellence. As part of our giving strategy, we have established two scholarship programs.

The first is a merit-based scholarship program for the children of our full-time employees to encourage their pursuit of higher education and support their academic goals. The Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship Program for Children of Employees is a competitive program that provides financial grants to eligible children who are pursuing a college degree. The program offers renewable scholarships covering up to four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States and United Kingdom.

Aligned with our focus on STEM education, our second scholarship program supports students studying STEM subjects at one of our partner Universities, including University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin, Madison in the U.S., Imperial College London in the U.K., and Fudan University in China.

2018 spotlight
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Children of Employees Scholarship recipient

Rachel Jansen has been a recipient of the Children of Employees scholarship in 2017 and 2018. Receiving this scholarship enabled her to work in a campus biochemistry lab for credit during her first year in school, rather than a paid position doing something unrelated to science somewhere else on campus. This experience prepared her for a 2018 summer internship at Thermo Fisher, where she broadened her awareness of how to use Thermo Fisher products in her own research. 

She also learned about the General Management Development Program, which motivated her to modify her academic plan to better prepare for that career path.

“Rachel knew since sixth grade, when she first extracted DNA from a pea, that she wanted to pursue a career in biology and management. Her experiences with Thermo Fisher have provided her concrete steps as to how to achieve this, and for that I am extremely grateful.” – Ann Jansen, Director of Strategy, Customer Channels

We are uniquely positioned to offer support to those who make the world healthier, cleaner and safer, but who don’t have access to cutting-edge technologies. The instruments, consumables and services we donate to organizations around the world benefit many causes, including: supporting researchers in developing countries, advancing research into personalized medicine and promoting STEM education through laboratory experimentation.

2018 spotlight

seeding-labs

Seeding Labs
In 2018, the Seeding Labs nonprofit organization recognized Thermo Fisher with a Global Visionary Award for our longtime support of their efforts to provide products and instruments to scientists in developing countries. Seeding Labs believes scientific talent is everywhere and that too many scientists lack the resources to reach their full potential. Dr. Gama Bandawe of the Malawi University of Science and Technology is among those talented scientists. He plans to use equipment donated by Thermo Fisher this past year to research the HIV virus, which has had a devastating impact in his country. 

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Students 2 Science
In 2018, our non-profit partner Students 2 Science (S2S) had a grand opening for their Newark Technology Center which will provide more than 32,000 students in the area access to a 10,000-square-foot commercial-grade laboratory. The center provides students a space to work alongside volunteer professional scientists to investigate critical world issues, grounded in Newark’s educational curriculum. Through our partnership with S2S, which began in 2015, Thermo Fisher has provided over one million dollars’ worth of laboratory equipment in support of this center in Newark and one in East Hanover, N.J. In addition, Thermo Fisher colleagues have provided training and technical assistance for the donated equipment.

To promote the generous spirit of our colleagues, our Charitable Giving Program provides a platform that allows them to contribute to causes that they feel passionately about. Through the program, employees can make direct donations to a charity of their choice, create a fundraiser – gathering greater support for a cause, or contribute to support a disaster relief campaign. Through our Employee Matching Gift program, we help employees make an even bigger impact by matching their contribution to eligible charities by 50%. 

2018 spotlight
increase-collegue-donations

In 2018, our colleagues initiated multiple fundraisers to provide financial assistance to those impacted by natural disasters, including the wildfires in the western U.S. and Greece, flooding in Japan, and Hurricane Florence in the southeastern U.S.

india-redcross-award

India disaster relief

The Indian Red Cross Society recognized our sites in that country, where over 350 colleagues contributed the equivalent of one day’s salary to the relief effort after flooding in Kerala.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. One way that we fulfill our Mission is by being a socially responsible community partner and a promoter of academic excellence. As part of our giving strategy, we have established two scholarship programs.

The first is a merit-based scholarship program for the children of our full-time employees to encourage their pursuit of higher education and support their academic goals. The Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship Program for Children of Employees is a competitive program that provides financial grants to eligible children who are pursuing a college degree. The program offers renewable scholarships covering up to four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States and United Kingdom.

Aligned with our focus on STEM education, our second scholarship program supports students studying STEM subjects at one of our partner Universities, including University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin, Madison in the U.S., Imperial College London in the U.K., and Fudan University in China.

2018 spotlight
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Children of Employees Scholarship recipient

Rachel Jansen has been a recipient of the Children of Employees scholarship in 2017 and 2018. Receiving this scholarship enabled her to work in a campus biochemistry lab for credit during her first year in school, rather than a paid position doing something unrelated to science somewhere else on campus. This experience prepared her for a 2018 summer internship at Thermo Fisher, where she broadened her awareness of how to use Thermo Fisher products in her own research. 

She also learned about the General Management Development Program, which motivated her to modify her academic plan to better prepare for that career path.

“Rachel knew since sixth grade, when she first extracted DNA from a pea, that she wanted to pursue a career in biology and management. Her experiences with Thermo Fisher have provided her concrete steps as to how to achieve this, and for that I am extremely grateful.” – Ann Jansen, Director of Strategy, Customer Channels