Medtronic Provides $24M to Improve Health Care

The Medtronic Foundation’s Philanthropy Grant Programs support efforts that encourage wellness and healthy living. The foundation supports a wide range of education and community service/health grants.

Deadline: Rolling.

The foundation made $24 million in grants last year. It offers grants in three focus areas:

  • HealthRise: Expanding access to care and management of heart disease and diabetes. Community-based demonstration projects are focused in selected communities in Brazil, India, South Africa and the United States.
  • Medtronic Community Health Access Grants: Supporting and recognizing community-based organizations and initiatives focused on expanding access to chronic disease care. Available in 34 communities with major Medtronic facilities.
  • HeartRescue Project: Improving how sudden cardiac arrest is recognized, treated and measured in the United States.

Volunteer Grants

Further, the foundation awards $500 grants to nonprofit organizations with which employees of Medtronic volunteer at least 25 hours per year.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, but encourages grant seekers to look at the site and send a brief description of their program, including how it makes a mission match with current Medtronic Philanthropy programming. Don’t make a direct appeal for money in this request, but do explain in some detail about how the program fits into the foundation’s larger efforts. Innovation counts; don’t reinvent the wheel.

Contact: 763/505-2614.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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