Friday, January 15, 2010

Boston Scientific Foundation

The Boston Scientific Foundation is especially committed to supporting efforts to improve health and education in the communities where employees live and work.

Do You Qualify?

Boston Scientific Foundation receives thousands of applications for grant support, many of which do not align with their stated mission, focus areas or funding criteria. Note that funding is limited and submission of an application (even one that meets our stated criteria) does not guarantee that a grant will be made to your organization. Please take a moment and review these questions to understand whether you might qualify.

  1. Is the focus of your grant request health- or education-related? If yes, continue to the next question. If no, it is unlikely that the Boston Scientific Foundation would support your project.
  2. Does your health- or education-related initiative focus on individuals or communities with significant unmet needs, such as those who are economically disadvantaged, at risk of not achieving their full potential, or otherwise unable to provide for themselves? If yes, continue to the next question. If no, it is unlikely that the Boston Scientific Foundation would support your project.
  3. Is the nature of your project event-based fundraising, sponsorships or capital campaigns? If yes, it is unlikely that the Boston Scientific Foundation would support your project. If no, continue to the next question.
  4. Does your grant request focus on any of the following geographic areas: Spencer, Indiana; Greater Boston, Marlborough, Natick, or Quincy, Massachusetts; Maple Grove, Plymouth, or St. Paul, Minnesota; Glens Falls, New York; Wayne, New Jersey; Fremont, Santa Clara, San Jose, or San Diego, California; or Miami, Florida? If no, Boston Scientific is unlikely to fund your project unless it has a national focus. If yes, continue to the next question. (Note: Currently, The Boston Scientific Foundation only makes grants within the United States).
  5. Is your organization a non-profit with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, a public agency or a public school? If yes, you may consider filling out a grant application. If no, it is unlikely that Boston Scientific would support your project.
Boston Scientific Foundation discourages requests for general support from public schools, school districts or other programs that rely primarily on government funding.

To quality for a Boston Scientific Foundation grant, you must certify that your organization does not discriminate in who you serve or who you hire on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity. You also must certify that your organization does not advocate, support, or practice activities that discriminate with regard to any of the aforementioned protected classes.

Download the Boston Scientific Foundation Grant application. Complete instructions on what should be included with your application can be found here.

Once completed, mail it to:

Boston Scientific Foundation
One Boston Scientific Place – Mailstop B2
Natick , MA 01760
(508) 650-8554

Only one application from an organization will be considered within a 12-month period.

1 comment:

Jacqueline Boas said...

This is innaccurate information. The Foundation no longer accepts paper-based applications and is not funding in the geographic areas you listed. Can you please remove and replace with:,,/method/lvl2/navRelId/1077.1082/seo.serve