Philanthropy CITIZENSHIP

Our Commitment

Alongside our products, services and solutions, our philanthropic efforts — consisting of financial contributions (including funding of the Medtronic Foundation), volunteerism, third-party medical education, and product donations for patient assistance — are one way we work to increase our value to society.

 

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FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

We are committed to making the world a healthier place and strengthening communities around the world. We have given more than $1 billion throughout the years to support philanthropic efforts, including our support of the Medtronic Foundation.

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VOLUNTEERISM
We give back to our communities through both skilled service and hands-on volunteering opportunities.

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CHARITABLE THIRD-PARTY MEDICAL EDUCATION
Only certain medical education and training programs supported by Medtronic are considered charitable and part of our overall philanthropic contribution, including funding for a limited number of medical fellowship positions and support for independent, third-party sponsored educational programs.

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PRODUCT DONATIONS
We work closely with global product donation partners to distribute our products around the world to nonprofit organizations and in-country clinics to support disaster relief efforts and specific programs for underserved populations.


PHILANTHROPY HIGHLIGHTS FROM FISCAL YEAR 2018

In fiscal year 2018, Medtronic gave more than $100 million to philanthropic efforts.

Our employees around the world gave back to communities through both skilled service and hands-on volunteering:

  • Employees donated over $1.5 million in volunteer time to a nonprofit or non-governmental organization (NGO).*
  • 20,952 Medtronic volunteers donated 58,535 hours in 52 countries during the month of June (Project 6).
  • Employees gave 1,154 eligible non-profits $577,000 through Medtronic Foundation Volunteer Grants.
  • Employees personally contributed $15.8 million to charitable causes, and Medtronic Foundation matched $14.5 million for a total of more than $30 million.

Medtronic Foundation Highlights: For more information about the work of the Medtronic Foundation, please visit: www.MedtronicFoundation.org.


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