The mission at C. R. Bard, Inc. is to advance the delivery of health care by developing, manufacturing, and supplying products and services in the areas of Urology, Oncology, Vascular, and Surgical medicine. For almost 100 years, BARD has developed a reputation for quality, integrity, service, and innovation in all areas of our business - including our commitment to the healthcare industry, our local communities, and our employees. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the health and well-being of our communities by improving the quality of life for people around the world.
As a result, BARD takes seriously our corporate citizenship because we consider our commitment to the community as an investment in social improvement. We have leveraged our limited resources by developing a comprehensive Corporate Giving Program that includes cash grants, product donations, employee matching gifts program, federated campaigns, and employee volunteerism. Our focus is best invested in the areas where BARD has its greatest expertise. Therefore, BARD has developed the following three initiatives that are supported by cash grants through the C. R. Bard Foundation.
Health Care Commitment
Because of our role in the global health care industry, BARD is committed to improving the quality of life through health care. The Foundation primarily supports selected grants in the fields of Urology, Oncology, Vascular and Surgical Specialties. Partnerships are developed as a result of sharing BARD's core values of quality, integrity, service and innovation. Grant proposals may be submitted in accordance with the Application Guidelines.
As a worldwide leader in healthcare, BARD has an impact on many communities. The Local Community Commitment seeks to benefit communities in which BARD has significant operations and employee populations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. This program improves the quality of life in our local communities by providing grants in the areas of Education, Health Care, Social Welfare and Arts and Culture. Division locations select appropriate projects that best reflect the needs of their local communities and the interests of their employees. Volunteer involvement on the part of employees is highly regarded since BARD values our employees' personal time and their desire to make a difference. Grant proposals may be submitted in accordance with the Application Guidelines.
Matching Gifts Program
Through the Matching Gift Program, BARD seeks to complement gifts made by active employees and directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. and financially support those organizations that are most important to them. Organizations in the following categories qualify under the Matching Gift Program: Education, Health Care, Social Welfare and Arts and Culture. In addition, the Foundation matches employee gifts to the United Way and similar federated campaigns.
Bard Foundation Application Guidelines
Grant Restrictions - The Foundation does not contribute to:
- Private foundations
- Political parties
- Fraternal groups
- Religious or sectarian groups
- Veterans' organizations
- Organizations that are not tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the U. S. Internal Revenue Service Code
- Events that provide a non-charitable benefit to Bard
- Capital campaigns
Application Requirements - Requests for funding must be in writing and include the following:
- Name, address, history, and mission of the organization
- Statement of need
- Project name and purpose for which the grant is requested and the amount requested
- Program's goals, objectives and budget
- A copy of the organization's IRS document indicating 501(c)3 status and confirmation that this status is still valid
- A copy of the organization's operating budget and its most recent audited financial statement
- A list of the organization's board of directors and trustees
Selection Process - The Contributions Committee of the Foundation meets quarterly to review grant applications. Unfortunately, the Foundation cannot fund all requests for support. Applicants will be informed of the status of their requests shortly after each Contributions Committee meeting.
Contact - Requests for funding from the Foundation should be directed to:
Manager, Community Affairs and Contributions
C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc.
730 Central Avenue
Murray Hill, NJ 07974