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.
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.
We give back to our communities through both skilled service and hands-on volunteering opportunities.
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.
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.
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:
Medtronic Foundation Highlights: For more information about the work of the Medtronic Foundation, please visit: www.MedtronicFoundation.org.
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.
Medtronic employees — thousands of miles apart — team up to make a difference in the Dominican Republic.
The Veterans Employee Resource Group in Minnesota takes on a clean-up effort at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Medtronic employees put a pause on their day jobs and pitch in throughout hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico