Alturas supports research on a national scale as well as local community programs through participation in charitable events, matching gifts, and volunteerism.

Our goal is to build an enduring company of integrity in an environment that provides rewarding career paths, and empowers individuals to engage in the well-being of the communities in which they reside.

We seek to inspire the next generation of scientists through involvement of educational programs at every level. From making science fun for elementary-aged students, active participation in science fairs and guest lecturing at the undergraduate university level, we are stepping towards fostering a generation where science is exciting and an integral component of everyday life.

In addition to company support for community programs, Alturas offers employees paid time-off for individual volunteer activities and matching monetary donations to numerous 501(c)(3) organizations.


Employee wrapping gift during charitable event.

Christmas for Kids
Providing clothing, toys, and books to children of families who have fallen on hard times.

Gritman Foundation
The Gritman Foundation is dedicated to helping patients and their loved ones live better, healthier lives through a variety of programs including the Cancer Care Fund. Through the Cancer Care Fund, support for the Bosom Buddies Program (free screening mammograms to local women who are unable to pay for screening), Light a Candle Program (support for people in the region currently facing), and cancer-care equipment are made possible.

National MS Society
Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world. Each year, nearly 50,000 cyclists and more than 5,000 teams ride together to change the world for people with MS.

Palouse Sprint Triathlon
Proceeds from this 500 yard swim, 15K bike ride, and 5K run benefit the Moscow Chinooks Masters Swim Club, Moscow Central Lions Club Sight and Hearing Program, University of Idaho Vandal Cycling Club, and the Moscow High School Environmental and International Clubs.

Science on Ice
Science on Ice is a field trip opportunity for schools and community groups that combines science lessons, physical education and ice skating.

Stuff the Bus
Each year Stuff the Bus collects and distributes needed school supplies for more than 2,000 local kids.

The annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) provides the unique single venue for undergraduate students from all years in college, majors, and campuses to disseminate the results of their research, scholarship, and creative activity.

University of Idaho Solar Initiative
The University of Idaho is prioritizing the reduction of greenhouse gases generated on campus through the installation of a rooftop photovoltaic array.

Vitalant Blood Drive
The largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine service.


Developing life-saving therapies requires global cooperation from all facets of the pharmaceutical industry and its supporting industries as well. Coordination of this magnitude is reliant on transportation, chemical, energy, and supply consumption – all contributors to a less desirable carbon footprint. Alturas is acutely focused on reducing our footprint to responsibly offset the effects of our industry to the environment.

Laboratory plastics do not need to end up in the land fill. We can make a difference. Alturas recycles roughly 1.5 tons of plastic annually, saving it from the landfill. Alturas participates in the following programs:

  • TREX recycling of all clean plastics – community campaign donation ~20 lbs. per month
  • All clean #5 plastics ~300 lbs. per month
  • Battery and Shoe Recycling programs – twice a year
  • Self-propel program – employees receive a bonus when they ride/walk/run/ski to work