Corporate Philanthropy

Philanthropic giving is a key component of our corporate citizenship. Since Medtronic was founded, we have contributed more than $732 million in Medtronic Foundation grants, Medtronic cash contributions, and medical device donations to improve the health of people and communities.

Concurrent with our growing global presence, we continue to increase the percentage we invest in communities throughout the world.

Medtronic Foundation Grants


The Medtronic Foundation closely aligns grant making priorities to complement our overall dedication to alleviating the global burden of chronic, noncommunicable disease. We focus the majority of our grant making on innovative initiatives that improve the way the world addresses chronic health issues, maximizing our impact by funding large-scale initiatives that provide the greatest opportunity for positive change at a systemic level.

Our health grants support organizations that are raising awareness of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) on the global agenda, educating healthcare professionals in countries that lack critical infrastructure, increasing sudden cardiac arrest survival rates in the U.S., and supporting patient advocacy groups in developed countries.

To learn more about the Medtronic Foundation, visit http://www.medtronic.com/foundation.

Product Donations

Our various businesses donate millions of dollars worth of products each year. The Medtronic Foundation often plays an instrumental role in accelerating donations by connecting our businesses with nonprofits looking for products to fulfill unmet needs in communities around the world. In 2013, the company donated products worth $9 million.

Corporate Contributions

At Medtronic, we recognize that we cannot fulfill our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life alone. We must work closely with the healthcare professionals who deliver our therapies. Part of our role is to support medical conferences, charitable events, and research and public education programs.

We make public all donations given by Medtronic to U.S. customers or organizations affiliated with customers (including patient groups and medical societies) through a Donations Registry posted on this website on a quarterly basis.

These donations are separate from those of the Medtronic Foundation, which makes contributions to nonprofit organizations worldwide in the areas of health, education and community.

Click here to learn more about our charitable donations guidelines or our donation request process.

Disaster Relief

Our disaster relief efforts include providing annual Medtronic Foundation funding to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, conducting matching gifts programs in response to natural disasters, coordinating product donations for items needed on the ground, and awarding grants for both short-term medical relief and the long-term rebuilding of healthcare infrastructure in affected areas.

In addition, our disaster relief volunteer program allows employees to take up to five days of paid time off to volunteer with a nonprofit organization and assist with recovery efforts from designated major disasters.

Employee Giving

At Medtronic, we believe that employee giving is a vital component of employee engagement. To foster participation, we let employees follow their passions and support their local communities through easily accessible matched giving programs. Worldwide, 9 out of 10 Medtronic employees donate money to a nonprofit organization each year. We double the impact of their generosity by matching every dollar directly, up to $50,000, to their qualified charities.

Medtronic also encourages local giving campaigns and provides guidance to employees on programs.

Last updated: 3 Jun 2014

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