Grant cycle

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.

2019 grant cycle

The grant cycle is now closed.

  • Grant cycle opened on Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Grant cycle closed on Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Applicants notified by October 2019

Please check back early in 2020 for details on the 2020 grant cycle.

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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