Healthcare-related Contributions Guidelines

Healthcare-related Contributions Guidelines

What types of organizations will be considered eligible for funding through this Contributions process?

Bayer may provide contributions to professional, patient and scientific organizations that are registered tax-exempt organizations under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The requesting organization’s mission should be for independent scientific and educational purposes that contribute to the improvement of patient care, education or advocacy.

Bayer will not support organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin. Furthermore, Bayer will not make charitable donations to individuals, political parties or causes, or religious groups for religious purposes. In addition, it is Bayer’s policy not to provide charitable donations to physicians, physician practice groups or any organization that may be considered a direct purchaser of our products, or to non-profit entities controlled by or affiliated with physicians, physician practice groups or organizations that may be considered a direct purchaser of our products.

What types of requests will be considered for funding?

Bayer will consider the following types of requests from independent, non-profit organizations with missions aligned with the eligibility criteria listed above:

  • Request for general donation to support mission of an organization
  • Request to support a specific program or activity
  • Request to support a fund raiser event
  • Request to support an independent Patient Assistance Program charity

What is generally outside the scope of what Bayer will support through a contribution?

  • Accredited or non-accredited educational activities for health care professionals. Please submit these types of requests via the Educational Grants process (see navigation tabs on left hand side of page)
  • Childcare expenses
  • Programs or events where the primary focus is entertainment, recreational (without significant patient educational value) or social.
  • Bayer does not provide general funding to sponsor meetings, conferences or other events in which travel and/or lodging are provided free to participants. However, Bayer will consider and review, in the normal course, a request for funding to support a specific educational session(s) or activity(ies) at these events. As an exception to this principle, Bayer may provide funding to support lodging and travel expenses for disease-related summer camps for children and teens.
  • Gifts or give-a-way items for event participants, except treatment and/or patient education related items of modest value
  • Financial assistance to patients (except via donations to independent charitable PAP organizations)
  • Scholarships
  • Funding specifically directed to support and the development of an organization’s web site.
  • Personal and professional development fees
  • Display or exhibit requests. These requests should be forwarded to the local Sales Representative for consideration.

What are the criteria used to determine funding?

Contributions are awarded on a discretionary basis by the Bayer Contributions Committee through a competitive process. Bayer makes charitable contributions to qualified U.S. based tax-exempt public charities that have a well-defined sense of purpose, a demonstrated commitment to maximizing available resources, and a reputation for meeting objectives and delivering quality programs and services.

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