Supporting caregivers

Seramount (formerly Working Mother) has recognized the Broad Institute as one of its 100 Best Companies in 2023— and a Best Company for Dads for the second consecutive year — for our ongoing commitment to forward-thinking workplace programs in the areas of family support, parental leave, enhanced mental health services, flexibility, and inclusive gender-neutral benefits for families. Broad was also named a 100 Best Company in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022, and we are proud to be one of the few non-profit organizations named on the list once more. Here, at a glance, are some of the caregiving benefits available to benefits-eligible members of the Broad community.


Becoming a parent

  • Paid parental leave: Competitive paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents, including foster and adoptive parents.
  • Family planning: Broad’s inclusive family planning medical benefits are comprehensive and cover the cost of a range of services when enrolled in a Broad Institute medical plan.
  • Adoption assistance: Broad employees may seek reimbursement for up to $10,000 of qualified adoption expenses, with a lifetime maximum of $30,000. 


Finding care

  • Child care briefings: To demystify the often daunting task of finding child care, Broad's work-life and well-being office offers monthly onsite briefings on finding and evaluating child care.
  • Personalized care searches: Through our benefit and KGA Life Services, Broad’s employee assistance program, Broadies can request free, personalized child and elder care research and matching.
  • Backup care: Broad partners with and Bright Horizons to offer caregivers up to 15 days per year of subsidized backup adult or child care.


Paying for care

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) matching funds: A Dependent Care FSA allows caregivers to pay for the first $5,000 of their annual care expenses with pre-tax income. Broad contributes $2,000 to each participating Broadie's account.
  • Child care financial assistance: Broadies who meet eligibility criteria may apply for up to $9,000 of financial assistance per year to defray the costs of child care, including before- and after-school care and summer camp.