Helping people and giving back is core to Edwards Lifesciences’ culture. As our global communities face tremendous hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are listening to the needs of underserved patients and our neighbors so we can provide donations to help in the most immediate and impactful ways.
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation is supporting charitable organizations around the world that are working on the front-line and addressing community hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our global corporate giving efforts are currently focused on the following immediate actions:
- Issuing $1 million in emergency community grants to partner organizations serving on the front lines of COVID-19 and providing safety net services such as financial assistance for food, medication and rent to vulnerable communities (see grantees below);
- Enabling immediate use of previously issued community grants so organizations can address the most urgent need of today’s environment;
- Expediting annual community grants to select trusted partners providing safety net and patient services.
Note: the 2020 annual grant cycle will be open from May 11 to June 26 to accept other community and Every Heartbeat Matters grant applications.
We understand many Every Heartbeat Matters partners are unable to execute some portion of programs due to this current situation. We want to be flexible and supportive during this challenging time and invite partners to submit program change requests here. (Login to the organization profile of the grant submission and find the report form on the welcome screen under “Reporting” titled “EHM change of grant program request.”)
Critical Care Product Donations
We are also donating our Critical Care HemoSphere monitors and FloTrac sensors in partnership with MAP International to strengthen intensive care units and protect vulnerable patients, focusing on Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. To support these donations, we are engaging our passionate critical care clinical employees and clinical partners to volunteer their time to provide virtual training for front-line clinicians caring for their patients at this critical time, as well as provide real-time support when needed most.
We appreciate your support of our efforts to help those impacted by this global crisis. We will continue to listen, understand and share other ways we can come together to help our global communities manage through this challenging time and, as we look to the future, recover. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation COVID-19 Hardship Relief Grants
|Global||Global||Direct Relief International||Providing necessary medical supplies to health care organizations in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases, as well as in regions preparing to respond to patient needs, focusing on the Caribbean and South America.|
|Global||Global||UNICEF||Providing medical supplies and educating the public about best hygiene practices, increasing healthcare access for vulnerable populations for non-outbreak related issues, and focusing on education and social services for vulnerable populations around the world.|
|United States and Puerto Rico||Orange County, CA||United Way of Orange County||Provide short-term relief for low-income individuals and families at Washington Elementary and throughout Orange County to help protect them from becoming homeless. Up to $500 in emergency funds distributed per family to meet immediate needs like rent, car payments, medicine and food.|
|United States and Puerto Rico||Orange County, CA||OC Community Resilience Fund (via OC Community Foundation)||A collaborative fund supporting Orange County community clinic operations serving COVID-19 patients, emergency grants to individuals and non-profit organization operations.|
|United States and Puerto Rico||Orange County, CA||Second Harvest Food Bank||Supporting non-perishable food for Orange County seniors, children and families in need due to the closure of public schools and the economic impact of business closures and social distancing.|
|United States and Puerto Rico||Puerto Rico||United Way of Puerto Rico (Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico)||Increasing social services to vulnerable populations, including children and seniors. Programs will help people in need access critical information and services, like food, shelter and more.|
|United States and Puerto Rico||Salt Lake, UT||United Way of Salt Lake||Supporting expansion of local non-profit organizations’ capacity to address the economic impact on the communities’ most vulnerable citizens.|
|United States and Puerto Rico||New York, NY||NYC COVID-19 Rapid Response Coalition (Public Health Solution)||Collaborative effort to serve NYC's most vulnerable residents with a communications system linking health and social service providers, enabling them to care for people at home, reducing the strain on hospital ICUs|
|United States and Puerto Rico||New York, NY||Columbia University||Support front line COVID relief in NYC, providing protective equipment, tents to safely isolate and triage patients, as well as comfort and psychological support for front-line workers.|
|Asia||China||Chinese Red Cross Foundation||This Red Cross is stepping up support for healthcare workers, patients and people in need. They have mobilized thousands of trained volunteers to help in this crisis and are continuing to focus on medical supply distribution, education and hygiene.|
|Asia||India||Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), India||A collaborative relief effort in India providing support to reach millions of at-risk people in the most remote regions with accurate information about COVID-19, hygiene kits and free testing.|
|Asia||Singapore||The Food Bank Singapore||Support to provide food and personal care items to vulnerable communities of Singapore during this time of need.|
|Asia||Japan||Central Community Chest of Japan (United Way)||Funding to provide safety-net programs and free food cafeterias for vulnerable children and families in Japan.|
|Europe||Italy||Red Cross, Italy (Croce Rossa Italian)||Support to help on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in Italy, activating thousands of volunteers and operators to provide medical transport, temperature control, emotional services, as well as food, medicine and basic needs delivery for vulnerable populations.|
|Europe||Italy||Emergency Italy||Funding to help build new hospitals, support healthcare workers, deliver food and medicine to the isolated, and take care of homeless individuals and unaccompanied migrant children throughout Italy.|
|Europe||Spain||Red Cross, Spain (Cruz Roja Espanola)||Support to provide telemedicine to vulnerable populations across Spain, help health care providers, distribute food and basic need items, and produce public awareness campaigns to stop the spread of the virus.|
|Latin America||Costa Rica||Banco de Alimentos de Costa Rica||Working to meet the demands for food for seniors, children and families in need due to the closure of public schools and the economic impact of business closures.|
|Latin America||Brazil||The Brazilian Red Cross (Cruz Vermelha Brasileira)||Support for vulnerable people in Brazil, focused on establishing protocols to control COVID-19 from spreading, supporting health care providers, and distributing food and basic need items.|
|Australia||Australia||Australian Red Cross||Helping the most vulnerable via well-being phone calls to isolated individuals, emergency food and essential delivery and public education to stop the spread of the virus.|
|Caribbean||Dominican Republic||MAP International||Focusing support on donations of critical care products to strengthen ICUs.|
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