Empower our communities

We are committed to giving back, creating shared value through our business, and seeking opportunities to engage our people to be agents of change.

Fostering a culture that empowers our employees to give back is integral to our mission. Guided by our CSR focus areas, we deploy our skills, time, and resources to create a positive impact in our communities.

We drive collective impact and leverage our resources to help address local and global needs with philanthropic activities and nonprofit partnerships.

To ensure we can make a meaningful difference, our community investments support our CSR strategy areas including:

  • Sustainability and environmental justice
  • STEM education for all
  • Equitable access to genomics
  • Local impact

Our impact

total giving

employee participation in Illumina cares programming (2023)

causes supported

causes supported

countries reached

countries reached

volunteer hours

volunteer hours
(since 2019)

STEM participants

>1.6 million
STEM learners
(since 2019)

We engage our people to be agents of change

We strive to create a purpose driven culture with opportunities for employees to volunteer in their community with the organizations that matter most to them.

We have a goal of 100,000 total volunteer hours and 50% employee participation in our Illumina Cares program by 2030

Illumina volunteer


new-hire seed donation deposit


donation match


donation earned for each hour of volunteer work


hours of paid time off for volunteering


volunteer opportunities
Next Generation of STEM

We are driving equitable access to STEM education

The future of our mission is reliant on nurturing and equipping the next generation. Through direct programming, nonprofit partners, and engaging our employees, we aim to enable educators to be advocates of genomics and inspire learners to envision themselves as our future STEM leaders.

Learn More

In honor of DNA Day, which is celebrated on April 25, we host The Future Is Bright – a month-long genomic literacy initiative. Illumina employees connect with students by hosting career panels, implementing genomics curriculum, and leading hands-on experiments.


5 million

STEM learners reached by 2030

Genomics for good in action

opening the door for STEM students
Alejandro Pliego’s journey into STEM
How organizations around the world are closing the cancer care gap
How organizations around the world are closing the cancer care gap
SD2 STEM Illumina
Yes, it’s possible: Students visit Illumina and see their potential careers