Grant requests

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

2021 grant cycle

The 2021 grant cycle is now closed.

  • Grant cycle opened on Monday, May 10, 2021
  • Grant cycle closed on Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Applicants notified by October 2021

Please check back in early 2022 for details on the 2022 grant cycle.

Every Heartbeat Matters Grants

Following the achievement of our Every Heartbeat Matters 2020 milestone, we set a new bold 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 new program criteria.

Community Grants

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. As many people face tremendous hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are focused more than ever on funding basic safety net initiatives to help people struggling the most.

See our COVID-19 giving response here.

Supporting Black Equality

We also remain focused on strengthening and address needs with the Black community, as we work together to condemn acts of discrimination, violence or hate against members of our communities.

Learn more about our commitment to the Black community here.

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Doctor listening to patient's heart

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.

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