At Orthofix, we don’t just make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. We strive to directly impact our communities around the world through employee volunteer programs, charitable contributions, and meaningful partnerships. We support a variety of charitable organizations through donations, fundraising efforts, educational partnerships with colleges and universities, and local community development. Over the years, we have raised funds and awareness for veteran support groups, food and homebuilding organizations, and health-related institutions and organizations such as the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Red Cross, Trusted World, Carter BloodCare, Toys for Tots. Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas and Soldiers’ Angels.
Orthofix is also proud to support the World Pediatric Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to healing critically ill children in impoverished countries. Through the donation of our Spine Fixation deformity correction devices, surgeons are able to perform corrective surgery for young adult and pediatric patients in Honduras, enabling them to lead more normal lives. In 2020, we initiated a global food drive in response to food shortages caused by the pandemic. Through employee donations of volunteer time and funds and Company matching funds, we provided meaningful support to 20 food banks around the world.
Orthofix also conducts an annual month-long awareness and fundraising campaign with our employees and business partners to benefit Donate Life America, a nonprofit organization that promotes the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation.
Additionally, we have an ongoing engineering partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas, enabling students to work on real life healthcare solutions as we invest in the next generation of engineers and business leaders.
In 2019 and 2020 we estimate that our employees gave more than 350 hours in support of our community service projects. We positively impacted our communities and had a terrific time together while making a difference in countless lives.
At Orthofix, we are proud of our employees and their generosity. Our commitment to community support is aligned with applicable local laws and regulations and with the medical technology industries’ ethical standards.
Funding decisions are based on the principles of transparency, documentation, and segregation of duties and donations to health care-related organizations fall under the responsibility of the Orthofix Grants Committee, which is composed of non-sales company functions. For information on the application process, please email Grants@Orthofix.com.