Building Healthy Medtronic Communities

Since Medtronic's founding, we have a long-standing commitment to support the communities where our employees live and give. That commitment starts in our hometown of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and extends across the globe to wherever our 46,000 employees live and give.

Health Access Grants: Expanding Health Access in the Community

  • Health Access Grants
    In 36 communities that are home to our largest facilities, we award recognition grants to community-based organizations that demonstrate a commitment to initiatives that improve the health of people with chronic disease. We also respond to natural disasters with funding that addresses short- and long-term health needs.

Celebrating Patients and Their Accomplishments

The power of a patient cannot be underestimated. They inspire, teach, advocate and make a difference in their communities. Their lives demonstrate the improvements medical technology can bring to patients and, in turn, to the people they serve and inspire. We salute their spirit and recognize their accomplishments by sharing their stories with millions.

  • The Bakken Invitation honors patients contributing to their community by awarding a $20,000 charitable grant to a nonprofit organization of their choice.
  • Medtronic Global Heroes brings patients to Minneapolis/St. Paul to run in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile; and recognizes chosen patient advocacy groups with $5,000 grants.

Responding in Times of Disaster


If a natural disaster strikes a Medtronic community, we support relief efforts and address critical health-related needs of that community. Through our Disaster Relief Paid-Leave Volunteer Program, Medtronic employees can take up to five paid days off to volunteer for disaster relief and recovery efforts.

We also provide annual funding to both the American Red Cross' Annual Disaster Giving Program and the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies disaster relief fund, ongoing support that allows both organizations to better prepare and respond to unforeseen emergencies.