Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BICF)

Filling medicine access gaps for people in need.
Global NGOs 3
  • Fill medicine access gaps for people in need.

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”.

Geographic Reach
  • Global Commitment
Target Population
  • Marginalized/indigenous people
  • People with low incomes
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
  1. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 
Partner organizations
Global NGOs


Direct Relief

MAP International

Additional information