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.

  • Cash contributions — providing funding for medical professionals and fellowship positions, clinical research grants, third-party-sponsored health education programs, and other health-related activities
  • Medtronic Foundation grant-making — working to improve health for underserved populations worldwide and support communities where Medtronic employees live and give. Learn more about Medtronic Foundation
  • Product donations — working with global partners to distribute products to nonprofit organizations and in-country clinics and to support disaster-recovery effort
  • Employee volunteering — encouraging employees to give back to communities year-round by contributing their time, skills, and resources

PHILANTHROPY — Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) HIGHLIGHTS

To date our philanthropic contributions total more than $1 billion, including our support of the Medtronic Foundation. Our strategic philanthropic giving helps us deliver on our Mission. In FY20, our contributions included:

  • $105.1 million in total giving between Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation, including $18.5 million for COVID-19 relief efforts. Giving includes: 
    • Corporate cash donations of $56.4 million
    • Medtronic Foundation giving of $34.2 million
    • Product donations valued at $10.1 million
    • Employee volunteering valued at $4.3 million
  • More than 14,000 Medtronic employees volunteered 170,000+ hours to charitable causes throughout the year

Read a summary of our 2020 corporate citizenship progress
Putting Purpose into Action — Adding Value to Society

Featured Stories

Support for health workers and communities

Critical Philanthropic Support at a Critical Time

Helping our partners strengthen the healthcare response to COVID-19 and support underserved communities.

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Matching Grants and Donations

Employee Charitable Giving During COVID-19

Medtronic Foundation 2:1 match is in addition to recent $10M commitment to global relief efforts

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MEDTRONIC AND THE MEDTRONIC FOUNDATION COMMIT MORE THAN $1M TO CORONAVIRUS EFFORTS

Giving Includes Medtronic Foundation Cash Donations to Partners and Product Donations from the Company Including Respirator Masks, Nitrile Gloves, Ventilators and Pulse Oximeters

LEARN ABOUT RELIEF EFFORTS

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PACEMAKER PROGRAM HELPS THOUSANDS IN MEXICO CITY

Learn about a product donation program in which more than 3000 patients have received pacemakers and more than 550 physicians have been trained using donated devices.

HEAR ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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Mission-Driven: What Volunteerism Means at Medtronic

Discover why Medtronic employees volunteer, what it means to them personally and how their efforts bring Medtronic citizenship to life.

HEAR FROM MEDTRONIC VOLUNTEERS

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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

MEDTRONIC FOUNDATION: ELEVATING THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

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

LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

Career Pipelines to Reduce Disparities

Building a Career Pipeline

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

LEARN ABOUT CAREER PIPELINES TO REDUCE DISPARITIES