LSC leverages the extraordinary talent and passion of our industry to affect change.

We support service organizations that do the best work in fighting poverty in our communities.

Life Science Cares provides a platform for companies and their employees to make a difference.

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Life Science Cares was born out of a need and an opportunity.

The need: Too many of our neighbors are living in poverty—struggling to meet basic necessities, obtain an education, and earn a living wage. The opportunity: Life science companies and their employees are motivated to make a positive impact through volunteering, investing, and raising awareness of the issues of poverty and inequity.

Life Science Cares provides a platform for companies and their employees to make a difference. We make impactful grants to community nonprofits that are implementing research-driven solutions in the areas of survival, education, and economic sustainability and supercharge these grants with volunteer hours, donated goods, strategic support, and advocacy.

Our goal is to move the needle on issues of poverty for our neighbors while helping companies build connections with the community and internally between employees. Through volunteering; organizing in-office drives; and committing their time, talent, and treasure; so emerges a positive culture of doing good and having fun that benefits us all.

About LSC

Life Science Cares was founded in 2016 by a consortium of life science executives on a mission to give back beyond their 9-5 commitment to improving health.

The organization is a collective effort of life science companies to eliminate the impacts of poverty on our neighbors and currently operates in four communities: Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, and the Bay Area.

In these four areas there exists a cluster of life science companies and in their shadow, thousands living in poverty. We believe that with so much success, wealth, and intellect in our industry, we can’t sit back while so many are suffering.

Life Science Cares’ solution is to leverage the extraordinary talent and passion of our industry to affect change.

We know that there are already organizations working on the ground to apply the most-effective, research-based solutions to solving the complex problems of poverty that stems from a lack of access to basic needs and opportunity.

We support these organizations in three ways:

  • Direct significant and flexible funding via grants to nonprofits.
    We prioritize multi-year awards that allow organizations to plan and lower the administrative burden of reapplying year after year. Send passionate volunteers to these organizations to supply them with a workforce that can make a measurable difference.
  • Collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in donated goods to help address the need in the community. This can range from clothing, non-perishable food items, diapers and wipes, furniture for folks leaving homelessness, to pajamas and toys for kids.
  • Collaborate on projects with nonprofits so we can help them increase their capacity by matching them with the professionals in our industry who can help.

Life Science Cares strives to create an environment of inclusion and celebrates diversity in gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and experience.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 19, 2022

Life Science Cares San Diego IMPACT Breakfast

October 19, 2022 Opens: 7:45 am The program begins at 8:30 am Location: The...

October 20, 2022

Life Science Cares Philadelphia’s Board of Advisors Appreciation Reception

The Board of Advisors Reception is designed to celebrate the successes of 2022...

RECENT NEWS

September 14, 2022

LSC San Diego Continues Investing in Local Community, Awards Grants of $370,000 to Address Critical Social Issues

Awards given to eight local nonprofits focusing on education, economic...

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September 07, 2022

Timmerman Traverse three-day climb begins Sunday in the White Mountains

Team of 20 life science executives fundraising $800K to combat poverty Talent...

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September 05, 2022

Introducing Beth Gomes, LSC’s Director of Operations

Life Science Cares is thrilled to welcome Beth Gomes as our Director of...

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Boston

.@ProjectOnramp's @LilaminiBird with Quinnie Ng-Quinn, @pfizer's Director of DEI, at ... #BiotechWeekBoston! Pfizer has been an amazing partner for Onramp Boston and we are so excited to grow our work providing opportunity for motivated students! @BiotechWkBoston

Philadelphia

Martin Lehr is co-founder and CEO of Context Therapeutics, an emerging women's oncology company. In ... addition to his role at Context, Martin is a Director of BioBreak, a biotech executive peer group with over 2,500 active members across the U.S. @MLehrPHL @Context_Tx #LSCPHL

SAN DIEGO

Thank you to all of our corporate partners who provided backpacks and school supplies to students in... need.

Because of your support over 300 underserved families do not have to worry about how to afford the supplies their kids need to start out the school year!

BAY AREA

Come learn more about Life Science Cares' launch in the Bay Area at noon today. There will be a ... spotlight on our support of GLIDE on a COVID vaccination site in the Tenderloin. Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842146015?pwd=OGRVb2xNUU1KcnVCb3J1Z0lRdUJiUT09