Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BICF)

Partnership objective

Fill medicine access gaps for people in need. 

BICF encourages BI employees to donate their time and skills to company-sponsored and individual projects. BICF encourages BI employees to donate their time and skills to company-sponsored and individual projects. Copyright Boehringer Ingelheim

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BICF) in the USA has four flagship initiatives contributing for a better health status, through:

  • Product Donations Program: BICF provides product donations to assist patients in need worldwide through its partnerships with AmeriCares, Direct Relief International, and MAP International. These donations assist in times of disaster, daily struggle or civil conflict around the world and across the USA. The BICF is also a member of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, a partnership of non-governmental organizations and pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturers committed to advancing effective drug and medical supply donation practices.
  • Financial Contribution Program: BICF supports non-profit organizations to improve access to health care and enhance math and science education for the underserved.
  • Patient Assistance Program: BICF provides select medicines free of charge to eligible uninsured and underinsured patients in the U.S. More than 500,000 people have benefited from this program over the Foundation’s history.
  • Employee Volunteer Program: BICF encourages BI employees to donate their time and skills to company-sponsored and individual projects.

In addition, the BI Cares Foundation advocates for the financially supports philanthropic programs that advance social enterprise, including an ongoing collaboration with Ashoka to "Make More Health”.

Partnership information

Company(ies) Boehringer Ingelheim

Partner(s) AmeriCares, Direct Relief, MAP International

Type of Partner(s) NGOs


Program Type(s) Availability of Treatment - Product Donations

Targeted Population(s) Marginalised / Indigenous People, People with low income

Region(s) East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of Countries 101

Country(ies) Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Start Date 2002

More information BICF

Anticipated completion date Ongoing