Genentech – Uniting Bay Area Communities in Addressing Childhood Adversity

Rajni Dronamraju, Senior Director, Charitable Giving Strategy at Genentech, discusses Genentech’s ongoing efforts to address the impact of trauma, stress and racism on the health and well-being of low-income kids and families across the Bay Area. She also discusses the recent launch of the All In For Kids multi-donor fund to unite Bay Area nonprofits, advocates and leaders in advancing solutions that address childhood adversity and trauma. Genentech seeded the fund with $5M. Listeners can learn more at The Resilience Effect.

As the Senior Director of Charitable Giving Strategy at Genentech, Rajni oversees the company wide charitable giving portfolio, including more than $50M per year in strategic funding aimed at advancing health equity and building diverse and inclusive careers in the life sciences. Over the past four years, Rajni led the creation and launch of The Resilience Effect, Genentech’s first major philanthropic investment in health equity. The initiative now represents a $20M+ investment to improve the health and wellbeing of Bay Area children and families affected by trauma, and has catalyzed significant public and private investment statewide. Signature investments include the Resilient Beginnings Network, an initiative to improve pediatric care for over 75,000 low-income kids and families, and All in for Kids, a multi-donor initiative to prevent childhood trauma and exposure to domestic violence. Prior to Genentech, Rajni spent five years at FSG, where she advised organizations such as Toyota Mobility Foundation, Coca-Cola Brazil, Eli Lilly and Company, the Lego Foundation, and others on their philanthropic and social responsibility strategies and programs. Rajni holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University, and a master’s degree in International Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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