Grant objectives

Our commitment to charitable giving and participation in philanthropic causes is one of the defining elements of Edwards Lifesciences’ culture. We feel fortunate to be able to support many health- and community-focused programs through grants to non-profit organizations from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation. In addition, we provide numerous monthly opportunities for our employees to volunteer in our communities with an aspiration that we will reach 100 percent participation each year. For more information about our annual performance and goals, please visit the volunteerism & giving page of our sustainability report.

 

Goals and objectives of our philanthropy

  • Execute our Every Heartbeat Matters philanthropic initiative with a goal that, by 2020, our philanthropy will support the education, screening and treatment of 1.5 million underserved people
  • Expand awareness of cardiovascular disease, its prevention and treatment with an emphasis on heart valve and critically ill patients
  • Enhance support and access to care for underserved heart valve and critically ill patients
  • Support research and education to increase expertise and innovation in treating heart valve and critically ill patients
  • Strengthen the communities in which our employees live and work, especially by leveraging the time and talent of our employee volunteers to impact our communities
  • Establish trusted partnerships to further leverage impact
  • Operate consistently with the principles of Edwards Lifesciences’ Credo

Types of programs supported by our Foundation

  • Every Heartbeat Matters Programs – Programs that educate, screen and/or treat underserved people to reduce the global burden of heart valve disease
  • Community Programs – Programs that strengthen the communities where our employees live and work, and leverage the time and talent of our employee volunteers
  • Other Programs – Programs that meet other vital community or patient needs; these often include education and awareness campaigns, research, and/or direct care for underserved patients

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