Empower our communities

Empower our communities

We are committed to giving back, creating shared value through our business, and seeking opportunities to enable a more equitable and sustainable future for all

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.

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

  • Equitable access to genomics
  • STEM education for all
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Sustainability and environmental justice
  • Local impact

Our 2022 impact

total giving

$18 million

causes supported

causes supported

countries reached

countries reached

volunteer hours

volunteer hours
(since 2019)

STEM participants

>1.2 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

Empowering communities
across the globe

Interactive map showing how we are empowering communities across the globe

Genomics for good in action

opening the door for STEM students
Illumina expands STEM education efforts at BizTown opening
Future Is Bright campaign expands into China
The Future Is Bright campaign expands into China
boosting STEM in Bangladesh
Boosting STEM education in Bangladesh