C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc.

The mission at C. R. Bard, Inc. is to advance lives and the delivery of health care by developing, manufacturing, and supplying products and services in the areas of Urology, Oncology, Vascular, and Surgical medicine. For over 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. Health Care Commitment donations may include scholarship programs, public health and education awareness campaigns and fellowship support to organizations such as hospitals, hospital foundations, medical and nursing schools and universities and other non-profit organizations. Grant proposals may be submitted in accordance with the Application Guidelines.

For an application for Health Care Commitment, please click here.

Community Commitment

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, Community Development 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.

Application deadline for organizations outside of New Jersey is June 1st.

Application deadline for organizations in New Jersey is March 31st.

For an application for Community Commitment, please click here.

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, Community Development and Arts and Culture. In addition, the Foundation matches employee gifts to the United Way and Community Health Charities.

Bard Foundation Application Guidelines


Grant Restrictions - The Foundation does not contribute to:

  • Private foundations
  • Individuals
  • Political parties or candidates
  • Fraternal groups
  • Religious or sectarian groups
  • Veterans' organizations
  • For-profit 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 such as gala dinners and golf outings
  • Capital campaigns
  • C.M.E.

Application Requirements - Requests for funding must be made through the C. R. Bard Foundation online grant system which will 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. Each request will be carefully reviewed for its compliance with the Bard charitable giving guidelines and for its overall alignment with our philanthropic focus. If the request is within our guidelines and program priorities, and if funding is available, the organization may be asked to provide additional information. Site visits may also be encouraged and scheduled before grant awards are made.

Contact - Questions about 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

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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
(908) 277-8182