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The Medtronic Foundation is Medtronic’s primary vehicle for charitable donations. Our Mission is to improve the health of people and communities by focusing our resources in areas where we can make unique and positive contributions.
The Foundation’s flagship program, the Patient Link grant program, addresses the needs of people with chronic non-communicable diseases and conditions. This program partners with national and international patient organizations. It focuses on capacity building projects for patient organizations advancing awareness, education and advocacy on behalf of patients and their families.
Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology- alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic develops and manufactures a wide range of products and therapies with emphasis on providing a complete continuum of care to diagnose, prevent and monitor chronic conditions. Every four seconds, somewhere in the world, a person’s life is saved or improved by a Medtronic product or therapy.
Founded in 1949, Medtronic serves physicians, clinicians, and patients in more than 120 countries. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and has research, manufacturing, education, and sales facilities around the world. Medtronic employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide.