December 5, 2022

Grifols’ national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International helps address affordable U.S. housing shortage

  • Through an expanded collaboration with the nonprofit, Grifols deepens its commitment to supporting an increase in accessible U.S. housing stock
  • The 2022 State of the Nation’s Housing report indicates a substantial rise in U.S. housing cost burdens for the first time in 10 years
  • On International Volunteer Day, Grifols highlights its more than 15,000 volunteer hours dedicated to supporting the development of affordable housing in the U.S since 2014

Barcelona, Spain, December 5, 2022 - Grifols (MCE:GRF, MCE:GRF.P, NASDAQ:GRFS), a global leader in plasma medicines with more than 110 years contributing to improve the health and well-being of people, today underscored its national partnership with housing nonprofit Habitat for Humanity International to continue supporting affordable housing in the United States.

The recently activated national alliance strengthens a relationship with Habitat that since 2014 has seen Grifols contribute nearly $2 million and more than 15,000 volunteer hours to build and improve safe and decent homes in communities in states such as California, Colorado, North Carolina and Texas.

As a nationwide partner, Grifols now expands its support to even more Habitat organizations across the country, providing additional opportunities for Grifols employees to volunteer their time. 

Partnerships that add to affordable housing stock take on greater importance given that the costs of U.S. homes continue to rise, with price appreciation reaching 20.6% in March 2022, marking the largest jump in 30 years of reporting.1 

“Grifols is proud to support Habitat’s mission of increasing affordability in the communities we call home,” said Vlasta Hakes, Grifols Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, noting that the work takes on added significance on International Volunteer Day. “We are excited to grow our partnership with Habitat on a national level in the U.S., expanding our employee volunteer efforts and financial contributions.”

“At Habitat, we know that healthy communities and healthy housing help families thrive,” said Julie Laird Davis, Vice President, Corporate and Cause Marketing Partnerships, Habitat for Humanity International. “We are so grateful for Grifols’ expanded support this year to help even more families across the country become stronger and heathier through safe, decent and affordable housing.”

The Habitat for Humanity partnership is part of Grifols’ larger sustainability goals. Recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in the world, Grifols has developed its own 2030 Agenda, which is fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The company generates positive impact on the communities where its employees, donors and patients live through increasing support to social outreach initiatives, while also taking action across areas such as gender equality, talent development, the environment, product donations and a more sustainable supply chain. 

To learn more about Grifols’ commitment to society, visit: Impact on society | Grifols.


1The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University