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Grants to Promote Health Equity

Boston Scientific is proud to sponsor nonprofit and community efforts that are in line with our Close the Gap mission for health equity.

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Community Health Grants Awarded

In 2019, Boston Scientific awarded community health grants to several organizations seeking to increase health equity in their communities.

organizations across the country that worked in different aspects of healthcare were supported.

grants were given to enable them to fuel research, education, awareness, access to care and more equal representation in medicine.

was awarded to recipients for their outreach efforts.

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Current Funding Criteria

In 2020, Boston Scientific is supporting initiatives that improve health in the areas of cardiology and endoscopy. We look to fund projects that are designed to improve:

  • Awareness and education: Efforts that address health disparities for key disease states, such as symposiums, conferences, awareness nights, health care practitioner trainings
  • Access to care: Community events and programs that connect women and people of color to health screenings and continued care opportunities
  • Representation in medicine: Initiatives that increase diversity in the medical field, such as HCPs in leadership roles and clinical trial enrollment

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Who We’ve Funded

Close the Gap sponsors organizations and nonprofits that have a vision for creating change.

Grant Recipients Make an Impact

Our partners are using grants to make healthcare inclusive and accessible locally and nationally.


“We were able to create educational materials for both patients and providers on the importance of cardiovascular screening in women who have had adverse pregnancy outcomes, and we trained nearly 200 OBGYN and family practice providers.”  

- Gretchen Benson, RDN, CDE 
  Program Manager, Population Health, 
  Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation


“There is a critical need for general education about the clinical research process. Our AWARE for All programs recognize those who participate and help reduce health disparities among underserved communities through increased awareness, access to resources and informed decision-making.”  

- Ellyn Getz 
  Associate Director, Development &
  Community Engagement, 
  Center for Information & Study on
  Clinical Research Participation


“Close the Gap has been a great partner to WomenHeart in our work to recruit, train and support a diverse volunteer force of women with heart disease. These women become advocates for their own health, as well as fight for health equity for all women and address disparities for women of color.” 

- Evan Riggs 
  Senior Manager, Development + Partner, 

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Grants are reviewed mid-month, every month. If you’re planning an event, please note that you should apply eight weeks before your event. We'll get back to you within 60 days regarding the status of your application.