Community involvement

We are a citizen of the communities in which we do business, and we strive to enhance the health and well-being of animals and people through IDEXX giving, volunteerism, employee giving, product discounts, and in-kind donations.

IDEXX giving

Human-animal connection

The world is a better place when people help animals and animals help people. We partner with organizations where animals and humans interact in ways that are mutually beneficial. We support service dogs, pet and equine assisted therapy programs, and many other initiatives that connect people and animals.

STEM education and workforce readiness

Grooming the workforce of the future is an important investment that we can make in our communities. We support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and Agricultural education for elementary, middle, and high school students, and we support STEM and work-readiness programs for underserved populations.

If your organization is doing great work in one of these focus areas and you would like to request financial support from IDEXX, contact us.*

Other contributions

Global IDEXX Volunteer Efforts (GiVE)

IDEXX offers all employees up to 16 paid hours to volunteer their time. Focused on skills-based opportunities – from STEM outreach to legal assistance, web-design, animal care, board service, and more – IDEXXers partner with non-profit organizations who are providing vital services in the community.

If your organization has upcoming volunteer needs, please email information to

Employee giving and IDEXX matching

At IDEXX, we care deeply about our fellow community members. To support health and human services agencies in the areas in which we live and work, IDEXX partners with United Way for our annual giving campaign. Employee contributions with company matching raise over $500,000 per year.

Waterkeeper Alliance Partnership and in-kind donations to water safety organizations

United as one powerful force, Waterkeeper Alliance works for every community's right to drinkable, fishable, swimmable water. Through monetary support and discounted products, our partnership helps non-profit waterkeepers ensure safe water for all. We also donate water testing products in times of crisis. 

IDEXX Shelter Discount and in-kind donations to animal non-profits

There are thousands of shelter organizations working to end the suffering and homelessness of animals. To support this work, IDEXX provides special shelter pricing to US and Canada-based animal non-profits on the products they most commonly use. These savings amount to almost three-million dollars a year. We also donate veterinary testing products in times of crisis such as natural disaster.

We are unable to award grants for:

  • Organizations outside the immediate areas of IDEXX facilities
  • Individuals
  • Individual animal shelters or waterkeepers
  • Travel to events or conferences for individuals or groups
  • Individual schools, school clubs or teams
  • Golf tournaments 
  • Endowments

*As part of our ongoing sustainability efforts, please send all requests electronically. We cannot guarantee a response with mailed requests.

†Except in times of crisis/natural disaster