Philanthropy CITIZENSHIP

Our Corporate PHILANTHROPY COMMITMENT

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We engage in a range of philanthropic activities to extend essential healthcare access to the people who need it most. Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation collaborate with local and global partners to accelerate our effort and focus strategic investments on underserved communities.

Partnership is the key to unlocking the value of our philanthropic investments. We work with local stakeholders to meet their health challenges by providing charitable contributions (financial and product donations), community volunteering, and charitable third-party medical education.

  • Medtronic Foundation: We fund the Medtronic Foundation’s work to expand health access for underserved people worldwide and support healthy communities. Learn more about Medtronic Foundation.
  • Volunteerism: We encourage our employees to give back to communities through skilled service and hands-on volunteering year-round.
  • Charitable Third-Party Medical Education: We fund medical fellowships and support independent, third-party sponsored medical education programs.
  • Product Donations: We work with global product donation partners to distribute Medtronic products to nonprofit organizations and in-country clinics focused on underserved communities. These product donations also contribute to essential supplies during disaster recovery efforts.
  • Disaster Response: When natural disasters and severe weather damage communities, Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation team up to provide immediate and long-term support to help recover and rebuild.

PHILANTHROPY — Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) HIGHLIGHTS

To date our philanthropic contributions total more than $1 billion, including our support of  the Medtronic Foundation. In FY19, our philanthropic contributions included:

  • $100.1 million in total giving:
    • Corporate cash donations of $57.2 million.
    • Medtronic Foundation giving of $29.3 million.
    • Product donations valued at $9.2 million.
    • Employee volunteering valued at $4.4 million.
  • Medtronic Foundation pledge of $1 million to help improve the health of people and communities affected by natural disasters and other crises
  • More than 17,000 Medtronic employees volunteering 60,000+ hours in 47 countries during Project 6, our annual month-long kickoff to volunteerism
  • Employees contributing $8.9 million to charitable causes

Read a summary of our 2019 corporate citizenship progress
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SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH DISASTER RELIEF VOLUNTEERISM

In 2019, Medtronic employee volunteers traveled to Mexico, Texas, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico to help communities impacted by natural disasters.

FIND OUT ABOUT DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS

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REBUILDING COMMUNITIES, CHANGING LIVES

Two years after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico, a team of Medtronic volunteers traveled to a small community to help with ongoing rebuilding efforts.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DISASTER RECOVERY WORK IN MEXICO

ELEVATING THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

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Support for community health workers brings access, hope to underserved patients

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Medtronic partners with African American community leaders to reduce economic disparities.

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Medtronic announces Paurvi Bhatt as President of Medtronic Foundation

Effective immediately, Bhatt will oversee all Medtronic Foundation and Medtronic Philanthropy operations, which aim to expand access to healthcare in underserved communities around the world and support healthy communities where Medtronic's 86,000 employees live and give.

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Medtronic employees put a pause on their day jobs and pitch in throughout hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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