The IDEXX Foundation

Committed to creating a positive and lasting impact for people, animals, and the environment

Our areas of focus

The interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health drives the IDEXX Foundation to take a solutions-oriented approach to our global work. Through our initiatives, we strive to make positive and lasting impacts in three priority areas:

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Creating opportunities for the diverse leaders of tomorrow

Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in veterinary and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professions by providing access to opportunities for learners of all ages and supporting their well-being.

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Caring for our companions
 

Improve access to veterinary care for underserved communities, provide support to animals at risk, disaster relief for animals impacted by extreme climate events, and connect people with animals that give comfort, mobility, and greater access to work and play.

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Fostering water access, climate adaptation, and food sustainability solutions

Cultivate community-focused solutions to the global challenges of access to safe water, impacts of climate change, and food sustainability.

Our initiatives

The IDEXX Foundation is a donor-advised fund administered by a national donor-advised fund sponsoring program. Its mission is to create positive, lasting impacts for people, animals, and the environment through inclusive and outcomes-focused initiatives in communities around the world.

Featured initiatives

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charity : water

Africa

IDEXX Foundation area of focus: Fostering water access, climate adaptation, and food sustainability

Key impacts:
  • Sustainable access to clean water for improved health and livelihoods for underserved and marginalized communities 
  • Adaptative solutions to support climate resilience

Since 2006, charity : water has been on a mission to end the water crisis and help reach the more than 770 million people who lack access to clean water. A nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries, charity : water partners with experienced local organizations to fund sustainable, community-owned water projects in areas of greatest need.

IDEXX Foundation initiated a 3-year collaboration with charity : water to advance projects in water-stressed regions. In the first year, efforts will be focused on communities in Africa. Each project will help provide access to clean water, hygiene, and improved sanitation. These projects are intended to improve community health, increase education rates, and spark economic growth by improving farming and livestock health and production capacity.

Photo credit: charity : water

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Banfield Foundation—Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief

Louisiana

IDEXX Foundation area of focus: Caring for our companions

Key impacts:
  • Accessible care and disaster relief for animals impacted by extreme climate events in underserved communities
  • Capacity building for disaster response and preparedness 

At the core of the Banfield Foundation is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. Banfield Foundation's Disaster Relief Grants program provides financial support to nonprofit animal organizations and state and local government agencies whose communities have suffered the impact of natural or other disasters. In response to Hurricane Ida, the Banfield Foundation and its nonprofit partners mobilized resources to provide both shelter and owned pets in Louisiana immediate access to veterinary care, medication and supplies, and temporary shelter. 

The IDEXX Foundation's ongoing support of the Banfield Foundation's disaster relief efforts helps organizations providing frontline response services in Louisiana communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. This grant will also fund a new Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) Disaster Response Vehicle to increase transportation for animals requiring relocation before, during, and after disaster, directly impacting hundreds of pets in need.

Photo credit: The Louisiana SPCA, a nonprofit and shelter partner of the Banfield Foundation.

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SAE International—A World in Motion Program

United States and Canada

IDEXX Foundation area of focus: Creating opportunities for the diverse leaders of tomorrow

Key impacts:
  • Access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to advance science literacy of students in preschool through 8th grade
  • Capacity building for STEM education through critical teacher training

SAE International’s A World In Motion (AWIM) program is an inquiry-based learning experience that brings STEM concepts to life, setting students on a path of lifelong learning and discovery. Starting with the youngest learners, from preschool through 8th grade, AWIM combines practical, experiential learning with mentorship from industry volunteers and university students as well as ongoing training and support for educators to provide equitable access to STEM.

The IDEXX Foundation will support AWIM’s hands-on STEM programming during the 2022–2023 school year to more than 1,400 students in preschool through 8th grade and provide critical STEM education training to nearly 30 teachers in multiple communities. In longitudinal studies and in more than 30 years of program evaluations, AWIM increases teachers' confidence and competence in teaching STEM and increases student achievement in science and math, with an ongoing impact to thousands of students.

Photo credit: SAE International

Dr. Carter and student at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

IDEXX TUCVM Initiative

IDEXX Foundation area of focus: Creating opportunities for the diverse leaders of tomorrow

Key impacts:
  • Nine full scholarships
  • Mental health support for veterinary students
  • Emergency funding for students in need

This is the most impactful contribution that our beloved college has received in our 75 years of existence and recognizes our legacy of work training and educating students of color. This meaningful investment by the IDEXX Foundation will help our students realize their dreams of becoming veterinarians."

—Ruby L. Perry, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate-ACVR, Dean of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine


Initiative details

The foundation’s long-term, outcomes-focused investment includes $3.6M in the TUCVM as part of a larger effort to make progress in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in veterinary medicine. This initiative is designed to drive comprehensive and positive outcomes for diversifying the veterinary field in the future. The investment includes nine full scholarships, mental health support for veterinary students, emergency funding for students in need, and monies for important capital improvements at the TUCVM facilities. Each of these elements was identified through engagement with the TUCVM leadership to maximize the positive impacts of this meaningful collaboration.

The TUCVM is the only veterinary medical professional program located on the campus of a historically Black college or university (HBCU) in the United States. A pioneer in veterinary medical education, the TUCVM has a proven track record of increasing access to veterinary medical education, educating 70% of African American veterinarians in the U.S.

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The IDEXX Foundation granting program is by-invitation-only with ongoing multi-year initiatives around the world. We are not accepting unsolicited grant requests at this time.

IDEXX reviews corporate sponsorship requests for $5,000 or less throughout the year. If you are requesting event sponsorship, a minimum 60-day advance notice is required.