We are committed to giving back to Vertex’s local communities across the globe through our employee volunteer and giving programs and by providing donations during times of disaster.
Vertex and the Vertex Foundation are committed to our communities, and we encourage all Vertex employees to give back to support the causes and organizations that they care about. The Vertex Foundation offers Vertex employees a matching gift program, provides training and support to serve on nonprofit boards, and leads Vertex's volunteer efforts through its annual Day of Service.
During our 15th annual Day of Service, 2,806 Vertexians in 17 countries volunteered over 8,000 hours. Employees participated in 125 volunteer opportunities in their communities, giving back to more than 70 organizations globally.
15th Annual Day of Service
Our matching gift program provides a one-for-one match for Vertex employee donations to qualified nonprofit organizations. All full- and part-time employees are eligible to match up to $5,000 USD or local currency in donations each year.
When natural disasters strike, they have a devastating effect on both families and communities. That’s why we support leading nonprofit partners that provide health-related relief services to vulnerable populations during times of disaster.
To ensure our donations get to where they are needed most, the Vertex Foundation works with established, on-the-ground nonprofit organizations in countries where Vertex employees are located. We’ve established partnerships with Americares and Direct Relief, who are leaders in health care relief efforts following disasters. In disasters where safe shelter is an immediate need, the Foundation also supports the American Red Cross.
Our Disaster Relief Partners:
In 2020, the Vertex Foundation donated $5 million USD to support global COVID-19 relief efforts in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Brazil and several countries in Europe. The donations secured testing and critical supplies for health care workers and supported organizations providing food, care and education to vulnerable populations.
We also hosted special matching campaigns in 2020 and 2021, donating $2 for every $1 dollar donated by employees to 30+ organizations responding to the pandemic.
Select COVID Response Partners:
The Vertex Foundation continues to contribute to our communities around the world and work with nonprofit partners having monumental impact. Whether it is providing meals and lodging to families of sick children to supporting innovative approaches to STEM education — the Foundation seeks to better lives.
Giving back is part of our culture, so much so that we say it’s in our DNA. Vertex’s 14th annual Global Day of Service was our most impactful to date, with 57% employee participation across 20 countries and more than 6,000 hours of service contributed to our communities.