To serve over 60,000 underserved and underrepresented students.
The Medtronic Foundation announced 13 new partnerships with leading organizations serving underrepresented and underserved K-12 students in Minnesota, Northern California and Puerto Rico. Partnerships will address the root cause of persistent inequities by creating opportunity for economic advancement and improving lives through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.
Within a two-year span, the Medtronic Foundation will invest nearly $4 million to collectively serve over 60,000 underserved and underrepresented students across three priority locations. Key locations have been prioritized based on evidence of racial and economic disparities where Medtronic employees have the greatest footprint and capability to drive social change.
Long-lasting, community driven changes start locally. Our partners have trust of communities, and the expertise to lead transformative change in STEM education and health. Together with our partners and Medtronic employee volunteers, we’re narrowing in on places we are uniquely equipped to help create a world where there are no barriers to health, wellbeing and prosperity.— Jess Daly, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Medtronic Foundation
Partnerships with STEM organizations are part of a larger effort by the Medtronic Foundation to elevate its focus on STEM and promote equity and representation with the goal of improving lives of underserved communities. This builds on existing community health partnerships with Northern California Center for Well-Being and HealthFinders Collaborative in these key locations. For more information, please see the complete list of new Medtronic Foundation partnerships below.