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C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc.

We have developed a comprehensive Corporate Giving Program that includes cash grants, product donations, matching gifts, federated campaigns and volunteerism. Since our efforts are best invested in the areas where Bard has its greatest expertise, we concentrate on the following three initiatives with cash grants through the C. R. Bard Foundation.  Since we are now transitioning our charitable program to BD, the C. R. Bard Foundation is no longer accepting unsolicited applications.

Health Care Commitment

The Foundation primarily supports selected grants in the fields of Urology, Oncology, Vascular and Surgical Specialties. 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.

Community Commitment

The Local Community Commitment seeks to benefit communities in which BARD has significant operations and employee populations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico 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 strongly encouraged. 

Community Health United WayPresenting a check for the 2016 Bard Workplace Campaign, pictured (left to right) is Christian Glazar,  Senior Manager, Communications and Human Resources, C. R. Bard, Inc.,  Dante Drummer, Corporate Relations Manager, United Way of Greater Union County, Jamie DePasquale, Director of Business Development, Community Health Charities, and Linda Hrevnack, Manager, Community Affairs and Contributions C. R. Bard, Inc.

Matching Gifts Program

Through the Matching Gift Program, Bard seeks to complement gifts made by active employees and directors 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.

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 carefully reviews each application 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.


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

CORP 16-72.01