Due to unusually high grant volume in the first half of 2022, please be advised that Orthofix does not anticipate awarding more than a handful of grant requests for the balance of the year. Thank you for understanding. If you have questions, please contact Grants@Orthofix.com.
Orthofix’s mission is to improve patient’s lives by providing superior reconstruction and regenerative musculoskeletal solutions to physicians worldwide. In order to help fulfill this mission, when appropriate, Orthofix supports requests for grants and other charitable donations to be used in connection with medical education, CME-accredited speaker programs, fellowships at teaching institutions, charitable events or scientific research related to orthopedic conditions and treatments.
The Orthofix Grant Committee meets on a monthly basis and reviews all grant requests regardless of the amount of support requested.
Each completed Grant Request Form, along with all applicable supporting documentation, must be provided to the Grant Committee for review a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the inception of the event.
How to Request an Education Grant or Donation
Educational Grants, Charitable Contribution and Gala Event/Fundraising
To request an education grant (including a production donation for educational use), charitable contribution (either monetary or in-kind product donation), or support for a gala event or fundraising, please complete an Education Grant, Charitable Contribution or Fundraising Request Form by clicking the button below. Once you have completed the form and provided all required supporting documentation, your request will be automatically routed to the Orthofix Grant Committee for processing.
Educational Grants, Charitable Contribution and Gala Event/Fundraising FAQs
To allow time for processing, please note that all requests should be received a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the inception of the event.
The required supporting materials for ALL grant requests EXCEPT requests for product donations not related to an educational course (e.g., a mission trip) are as follows:
A copy of the educational course agenda;
For grants with CME, documentation that CMEs will be awarded which is consistent with ACCME or similar standards;
Copy of materials sent to prospective attendees. Materials must sufficiently establish that the event has a legitimate business, scientific, or education al purpose, is not held at a resort location, and is held at a venue that is conducive to an educational program;
A copy of the organization’s total budget for the conference, indicating percentage spent on overhead and on educational content;
A list of other corporations/foundations contributing to the project/program;
If the requestor is a U.S. entity, a copy of the organization’s W-9 form, reflecting the organization’s Employer ID number (EIN) (also known as a taxpayer ID number);
If the organization is an entity outside of the U.S., documentation reflecting the organization’s business registration number;
Documentation of the organization’s tax-exempt status, whether under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6), or under a similar country or state law; and
A list of the requesting organization’s Board or Directors.
A letter on the requesting organization’s letterhead that describes the requesting organization and outlines the scope, duration, location and purpose of the medical mission; and
A list of desired Orthofix products, including the quantity needed of each product, along with a description of how the Orthofix products will be used.
Additional information may be requested.
Orthofix has a limited budget for sponsoring fellowship programs. Orthofix aims to support highly-respected, top-tier academic teaching institutions who are training the next generation of surgeons in orthopedic, neurosurgery or specialty orthopedic fellowship programs. Where possible, the company seeks to divide its support across programs that are geographically diverse. Orthofix prefers to sponsor accredited fellowship programs, but will consider strong programs that are not accredited if there are compelling reasons to do so. In no event can Orthofix commit to sponsor a specific fellow. Approved grants will be made to the affiliated institution, not an individual. Fellowship funding from Orthofix is subject to Sunshine Act reporting. If you believe your program fits this criteria, please proceed with completing a Fellowship Application Form.
Orthofix may provide support for exhibits to a third-party to host a designated booth, exhibit or other space devoted to Orthofix or Orthofix products. Typically, this would involve the payment of a fee by the Company to set up product information, a demonstration booth or tabletop display at events such as an individual hospital symposium, charitable fundraiser or trade show.
Orthofix may provide funding for exhibits whether or not the Company provides a grant for the same educational program. Should you have a request for an exhibit or booth space opportunity, please contact your local Orthofix marketing, medical education or sales representative.
Third-Party Conference Sponsorships
Orthofix may provide financial support to third-party conference sponsorships. Typically, this would involve the payment of a fee by the Company to be recognized as a certain-level sponsor of an event, which would include booth, exhibit or other space devoted to Orthofix or Orthofix products, as well as additional items, such as corporate advertising in the event program, etc.
Should you have a request for Orthofix to provide a Third-Party Conference Sponsorship, please contact your local Orthofix marketing, medical education or sales representative.
Corporate-Sponsored Training Events, Main-Stage Events or Workshops
Orthofix may provide financial support to help sponsor a corporate-sponsored training event, main-stage event or workshop.
Should you have a request for Orthofix to sponsor a corporate-sponsored training event, main-stage event or workshop, please contact your local Orthofix marketing, medical education or sales representative.
Orthofix will only donate products that are approved, registered, and/or compatible with equipment in the country where the products will be used. The particular products that may be donated will be determined by the Grant Committee. The Grant Committee reserves the right to amend or discontinue the consideration of such donations at any time.
It depends. If you are offering just exhibit space and/or advertising, contact your local Orthofix marketing, medical education or sales representative. If you are requesting a grant that includes, but is not limited to, exhibit space, use the education grant application process outlined above.
No. Consistent with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics, MedTech Code, other country-specific codes and Orthofix policy, an Orthofix marketing, medical education or sales representative may NOT prepare and submit a grant application on behalf of a customer. However, Orthofix marketing, medical education or sales representatives may direct applicants to the information available at the applicable Company website:
The Orthofix Grant Committee is the only group authorized to approve or deny a grant or charitable donation request. The Grant Committee meets on a monthly basis and reviews and makes the decision on all grant requests, regardless of the amount of support requested.
No. Consistent with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics, MedTech Code, other country-specific codes and Orthofix policy, Orthofix does not permit marketing, medical education or sales representatives to participate in the Orthofix Grant Committee.
The Orthofix Grant Committee’s decisions are based on several factors, including, but not limited to, (i) whether the application satisfies the Company’s grant program criteria, (ii) the quality of the event, activity or program, and (iii) available budget.
No. Consistent with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics, the MedTech Code, other country-specific codes and Orthofix policy, any decision will be based on the merits of each specific grant request. No consideration may be given to the amount of business that a customer has done or may do with Orthofix. In fact, the implication that a grant will impact the volume or value of Orthofix will be grounds for denial.
Most grant or charitable contribution requests are approved or denied within four to six weeks after a complete application (including all support documentation) is received. The dates of the Grant Committee meetings vary, so we cannot provide you with a cutoff date for each month.
No. The Grant Committee considers hundreds of grant applications each year. It may decide to fund different programs, activities and events each year. There may also be budgetary restrictions. Always submit your grant request allowing plenty of time to seek alternative funding in case the Orthofix Grant Committee decides to reduce the amount of support you are requesting or deny the request altogether.
For assistance with the items outlined above, logos, Letters of Agreement or other general questions, please contact your local marketing, medical education, or sales representative.
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