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Community Outreach

Bayer believes strongly in the spirit of community, and we are dedicated in our commitment to helping improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. We live this commitment through charitable giving, volunteerism and community partnerships.

Making Science Make Sense ®

Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) is one of 300 corporate social responsibility programs Bayer supports globally.

MSMS is a company-wide initiative that advances science literacy across the United States through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism and public education. 

For more than a century, Bayer has been acting in the public interest, demonstrating a distinct kind of corporate citizenship that benefits humankind and society at large.

MSMS has been honored with numerous awards, including two presidential accolades -- The Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership, The President’s Service Award and most recently the National Science Board's Public Service Award.


Bayer USA Foundation

Partnering with community leaders and providing philanthropic support have long been a part of Bayer Corporation's culture. In 1953, Bayer created the first of three foundations that later all merged to become the Bayer USA Foundation. The Bayer USA Foundation is an endowed 501(c)(3) entity and is the primary source for Bayer's philanthropic giving throughout the United States.

The mission of the Bayer USA Foundation is to support programs that enhance the quality of life, provide unique and enriching opportunities that connect diverse groups and ensure preparedness for tomorrow's leaders — thereby, resulting in sustainable partnerships that continually improve communities in which Bayer employees live and work.