Since 2005, the Elsevier Foundation provides over $1 million USD a year in grants to knowledge-centered institutions around the world, addressing key challenges in science, health and diversity identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have also recognized that technological solutions are increasingly playing a role in helping the world to support the SDGs. This has led us to evolve our approach into a tech-enabled, partnership-driven model allowing us to develop our knowledge and networks while facilitating closer, more sustained and impactful involvement in the work of these organizations.

  • Inclusive Health. Information technology can significantly advance the delivery of healthcare in vulnerable communities. Our partnerships support organizations working to improve health outcomes in underserved communities through the innovative use of health information.
  • Inclusive Research. The future of science requires a robust and diverse workforce drawn from all corners of society. Our partnerships advance women in science, encourage underserved youth to choose STEM careers, and widen access to academic knowledge for scientists in developing countries.

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Meet our partners

We support Doctors without Borders (MSF) and their training and research partner Epicentre with capacity building at their Niger Research Center, aiding African-driven research to improve medical practice.

We partner with Amref Health Africa to implement mobile healthcare learning solutions and to help African health tech entrepreneurs gain access to critical skills and funding.

We work with the Sansum Diabetes Research Center to train Hispanic/Latina Community Scientists with wearable tech and clinical research to reduce health literacy barriers with Latino adults with or at risk of T2D.

The National League for Nursing program uses innovations in simulation and technology to drive teaching excellence – developing online products to both enhance faculty skills and expertise and meet the needs of learners.

Since 2012 the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Water First! is led by the COACh organization at University of Oregon. Its aim is to offer African women the opportunity of maximizing their effectiveness in tackling water challenges in their home countries.

We support Black Girls Code’s new CODE Girl Club in Philadelphia to provide intensive training sessions to develop skills sets through an effective, culturally-sensitive, community focused STEM curriculum for girls of color.

In Amsterdam, the IMC Weekend School works to foster the future of science and help underserved children get greater exposure to science and health education – both encouraging STM careers and promoting positive professional role models.

Imperial College London’s “White City Maker Challenge” offers kids from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to enhance soft skills and engage with cutting-edge science, engineering and design through workshops, after-school and mentoring.

The Pre – G3: The Elsevier Foundation Data Analytics Preparatory Program is run with Girls’ Inc of New York. It offers girls tangible skills at a lower developmental level to prepare them for the concepts they will encounter in the high school programs.

We work with DataKind on DataDives, are high energy, marathon-style, 48-hour events where nonprofits work alongside teams of data scientists, developers and designers to use data to gain insight into their programs, address key problems in the communities they serve and advance their missions.

The Research without Borders module with the African Journal Partnership Program pairs African health journals with leading biomedical journals from the US and UK to build editorial skills through journal mentoring and training.

The Librarians without Borders program supports Research4Life trainers, promotes strong health sciences information capacity and assist librarians – through technological infrastructure and access to quality information.