At EpiVax, corporate responsibility is the responsibility that we have to support the community that we live and work in. EpiVax and its team members have a longstanding commitment to not only providing financial support to local organizations, but also to volunteering their time to various organizations. As a group, EpiVax understands the importance of “giving back” and is dedicated to making a positive impact both locally and globally.
EpiVax Supports the Following Organizations
GAIA Vaccine Foundation – EpiVax CEO, Annie De Groot is the Founder and Scientific Director of GAIA Vaccine Foundation. GAIA is devoted to the development of a globally-relevant, globally-accessible HIV vaccine- the GAIA vaccine. The organization is actively engaged in HIV prevention and HIV treatment efforts in West Africa, where volunteers have established a “first of its kind” HIV clinic in a peri-urban village setting. GAIA continues to develop new models for improving HIV detection and treatment for the poorest of the poor. EpiVax supports the GAIA Vaccine Foundation by providing not only financial support, but also office space for the staff. Additionally, EpiVax team members offer personal time to support the Foundation; some even travel to Africa to help with research at the clinic.
Clinica Esperanza / Hope Clinic – EpiVax team members are actively engaged in supporting the Providence-based free clinic for uninsured Rhode Islanders. Clinica Esperanza serves a neighborhood of 40,000 residents on the West side of Providence, many of whom speak Spanish as their first language and work at low-paying jobs that do not provide health insurance. Clinica Esperanza / Hope Clinic provides a medical home to patients who would otherwise use the Emergency Room as their only source of health care. EpiVax volunteers help by raising funds, providing administrative support, and assisting clinic staff with free health screenings at the clinic and around the community.
EpiVax is also committed to supporting numerous non-profit organizations, including the National MS Foundation, the Special Olympics, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, AIDS Care Ocean State, Ocean State Immunization Collaborative and other causes that are important to its employees by assisting with their respective fundraising efforts.
Additionally, EpiVax understands the importance of pursuing higher education. Through the URI Foundation, EpiVax sponsors a scholarship to support a student currently enrolled in the Biotechnology program at the University of Rhode Island.
Our dedication to serving the community further emphasizes our commitment to improving the lives of others, whether it be through vaccination, therapeutics, or by lending a hand to local organizations.