The C. R. Bard Foundation was established in 1987 to manage a corporate contributions program benefiting U.S. non-profit organizations that address a community need in line with BARD interests.
Since then, the Foundation has provided grants totaling over $21.3 million to organizations in the areas of health and community development, education, arts and culture as well as matching gifts to the United Way and Community Health Charities.
The non-profit organization must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Organizations, institutions or programs working to improve the quality and delivery of health care-particularly in the fields of urology, oncology, vascular and surgical medicine.
- Organizations working to benefit communities in which BARD has significant operations and employee populations.
- Organizations in which BARD employees are active as volunteers.
In 2010, BARD cash and product donations totaled over $3.5 million.