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Funding requests

Our Foundation evaluates all applications during our annual funding cycle, through which a majority of our giving is done. The funding cycle opens with a call for applications in late spring, applications are evaluated by our committees in late summer through early fall, and applicants are notified in late fall.

2024 funding cycle

The 2024 funding cycle is now closed.

  • Funding cycle opened: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Funding cycle closed: Monday, June 10, 2024 at 5 PM PT
  • Applicants will be notified by October 2024

Please check back in early 2025 for details on the 2025 funding cycle.

Every Heartbeat Matters Applications

Following the achievement of our Every Heartbeat Matters 2020 milestone, we set a goal for this centerpiece of our philanthropy:

Every Heartbeat Matters will improve the lives of 2.5 million additional underserved structural heart and critical care patients by the end of 2025.

We encourage you to learn more about our program criteria.

Community applications

In our global communities where employees live and work, we strive to be a good neighbor with grants that strengthen the community and leverage employee donated time and talent. This grant category remains focused on underrepresented people and communities.

Requirements of organizations supported by our Foundation

U.S.-based organizations must be a tax-qualified charitable organization by demonstrating 501(c)(3) tax status, and qualifying as a not-for-profit public charity as defined by Section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations based outside the U.S. must be a public charity substantially similar in governance, operation and mission to qualified U.S.-based organizations.

Additionally, all grant applicants must: (1) meet the grant type criteria; (2) complete the appropriate application; and (3) provide appropriate supplemental information (e.g., qualifying tax status, supporting financial statements and program budget).

All partners of our Every Heartbeat Matters grant program, as well as other grant partners conducting work with patients, are required to sign a program agreement before receiving funds. A sample template copy of that grant agreement is available here.

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation supports diversity and inclusion in our communities. As such, we require each grantee to certify that it does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of applicable law.