Medtronic Foundation

Building a Fairer, and Healthier World

Medtronic announces a series of initiatives and funding aimed at reducing global healthcare disparities.

Our world is an unequal one. Where you live and who you are often determines access to quality healthcare.

It should not be this way.

Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation Expand COVID-19 Support to More Than $46 Million USD

New Commitment Includes Nearly $4 Million for Health Workers, Mental Health, Food Assistance, and Critical Services in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Communities and a New Donation of PPE for Health Workers in Underserved Communities

With the pandemic surging across the globe and food insecurity on the rise, Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation announced on November 30, an additional $3.8 million commitment to provide healthcare worker support and protection, mental health support, operational support and food assistance to organizations and communities in need. This new commitment is in addition to charitable contributions made earlier this year and brings the total of the company's COVID-19 relief efforts to more than $46 million.

[WEBINAR] Reimagining Community Health Systems: Join SAP, Medtronic Foundation, and Leading Nonprofits in Community Health (Thurs, 10/15, 12 - 1 EDT)

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Join SAP, Medtronic, National Association of Community Health Centers, Iowa Primary Care Association, and PYXERA Global on October 15, 12pm-1pm EDT. Learn how cross-sector collaboration is breaking down healthcare barriers to make telehealth more accessible to the 30 million Americans who rely on Community Health Centers. Register today! 

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
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DUBLIN, February 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it and the Medtronic Foundation are committing approximately $1.2M to coronavirus relief efforts across the globe. These contributions encompass Medtronic Foundation cash contributions and product donations from the company.

Medtronic Foundation is partnering in a local and global response with cash contributions to:

Medtronic Foundation Recognizes 12 Bakken Invitation Honorees for Driving Positive Change in Healthcare

Program Celebrates the Legacy of Medtronic Co-Founder Earl Bakken and Other Outstanding Patient Advocates Around the World
The Medtronic Foundation Bakken Invitation program recognizes and connects people who “live on, give on and dream on” through their advocacy, contributions to innovation and volunteerism after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.
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The Medtronic Foundation Bakken Invitation program recognizes and connects people who “live on, give on and dream on” through their advocacy, contributions to innovation and volunteerism after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.

Helping in Houston: Employees Step up Following Historic Hurricane

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Medtronic employees took action – including one man who put work on hold and rescued flood victims trapped in their homes.

On one street, eerie silence. On another, people screaming for help.

And water everywhere.

Dodging submerged cars and picket fences, their boat’s propeller had already sustained damage. They knew it wouldn’t last much longer, but they had to keep going.

There were more families needing to be rescued.

Michael McDaniel is a Medtronic employee and a proud Texas-native. The 38-year old lives in Dallas with his wife and two children. But he grew up in Houston.

Medtronic Responds to Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

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MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic announced today a grant of $100,000 to the Philippines Red Cross to support relief efforts in the areas affected by the Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8.

Medtronic employees wishing to assist directly with local recovery efforts are allowed five days of paid leave in order to serve as needed.  Additionally, employee donations to qualified disaster relief organizations will be doubled through Medtronic’s Matching Grants program. 

Medtronic Commits $6 Million to Address Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Care for Underserved in India

Building on More Than $1.2 Million in Health-Related Grants Already Awarded in India, the Medtronic Foundation Will Increase Annual Funding to Help Expand Access to Care.
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MINNEAPOLIS, November 12, 2012 /3BL Media/ - One year after the historic United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), Medtronic announced a five-year, $6 million (U.S.) philanthropic commitment in India to accelerate programs specifically designed to expand access to quality care and management of diabetes and heart disease, two of the world’s leading killers.   

Medtronic Responds to United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 20, 2011 - Following are statements from Herb Riband, Medtronic vice president of external affairs, and Dr. Jacob Gayle, vice president of Medtronic Foundation and Community Affairs, on the outcomes of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (e.g. cardiovascular and lung disease, diabetes, cancer). Both Riband and Gayle attended the Sept.


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