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Eligibility Requirements

Areas of Interest for Charitable Contributions

LifeScan provides product donations to diabetes camp programs, advocacy groups, and indigent healthcare organizations.

Eligible Organizations with 501(c)(3) Status:

  • Patient Advocacy Organizations
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Professional Associations
  • Academic Institutions
  • Medical and Other Healthcare Societies
  • Non-profit Health Clinics Serving Diabetes Populations
  • Multi-Cultural Groups Performing Diabetes Outreach
  • Diabetes Camp Programs
  • Voluntary Relief Organizations Recognized by LifeScan Corporate Contributions Department

Product contributions must be used in the manner defined below:

  • Product will be dispensed and donated to patients within the United States of America;
  • Product contributions will only be placed with licensed medical and healthcare professionals;
  • Product contributions cannot be transferred in exchange for money, other property or services;
  • Product contributions cannot be used for research, experimental, or demonstration purposes;
  • Product contributions cannot be billed to any third party payer (public or private)
  • For purposes of disclosure and reporting, product contributions are valued at the company’s list price.

​Exclusions

The following types of requests are generally not eligible for Charitable Contributions:

  • Appeals for Unrestricted Funds
  • Scholarships or Direct Grants to Individuals
  • Loans
  • Medical Mission Trips or Tours outside of the United States of America
  • Endowments of Any Kind
  • Sectarian and Religious Organizations That Do Not Serve the General Public on a Non-denominational Basis
  • Capital Requests (building or endowment funds)
  • Political, Fraternal or Athletic Groups
  • Organizational Overhead, Staff Training, or Provision of Medical Care
  • Marketing Sponsorships or Exhibit Opportunities
  • Direct Contributions to Individuals or Physician Practices

To Apply or Request Diabetes Camp Program Products

If your Diabetes Camp Program falls within the Areas of Interest and Eligible Organizations outlined above, please apply or request with Direct Relief

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To Apply for Non Camp Product Contribution:

STEP 1: Check Your Eligibility

If your request falls within the Areas of Interest and Eligible Organizations outlined above, please proceed to Step 2.

STEP 2: Prepare Materials

You will need the following information to successfully apply for a product or cash contribution:

- Letter of Request on your company letterhead which includes:

  • Name of the Medical Director and valid state license number
  • The name of your organization
  • Name, title and phone number of a contact person
  • Your organization's mission statement
  • Your organization’s 501(c)(3) tax identification number
  • Project/event description and date
  • Project budget
  • Annual operating budget
  • If requesting product for an advocacy group or indigent healthcare organization describe how the product(s) will be used

Please email request to LifeScan Charitable Contributions at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions for Charitable Contributions

    Charitable Contributions are generally used for purposes other than healthcare professional education initiatives. Charitable Contributions may be in the form of cash or product donations.

    A cash Charitable Contribution is a financial donation that is philanthropic in nature and provided to a non-profit organization to support community-based programs, camps, projects, or events. A product donation is provided through specific product-giving programs to non-government organizations generally responding to disasters, medical relief efforts, and basic healthcare needs in under-served communities.

    You must submit your request at least 90 days prior to the event/program start date.

    Each Charitable Contribution request undergoes the same evaluation criteria regardless of timing or amount requested. This independent review ensures that each request receives an appropriate and consistent level of attention. Applications cannot be approved retroactively.

    The amount approved for funding is a result of the Charitable Contribution review process. Funding amounts may be based on project/event budgets, fair market value, organizational geographic scope, and merits of the request. This may be of an equal or lesser amount than requested in the application. LifeScan may not have the resources to fund all Charitable Contributions requests it receives.

    Company employees are not to be involved with, assist, or act as a communication conduit for a Charitable Contribution request. All requests for support must be submitted by the non-profit organization. Additional questions may be directed to the Charitable Contributions Department at [email protected].

    While no one can guarantee that any Charitable Contributions request will be approved for funding, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with our eligibility requirements and application process.

    An Educational Grant falls into one of the following categories:

    • Accredited Continuing Education: Educational programs for healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, and/or pharmacists that provide continuing education credits.
    • Non-Accredited Professional Educational Activities: Educational programs for healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, and pharmacists that do not provide continuing education credits. As a condition for funding, to the extent LifeScan products are discussed as part of such funded activities, LifeScan requires that such discussion be done in a manner consistent with the FDA-approved labeling.
    • Fellowships: Support for bona fide fellowship programs at teaching institutions, medical societies and cooperative groups. We may also support travel scholarships for fellows, residents or healthcare providers in training to attend relevant major medical or scientific conferences for the purpose of education. All support is in agreement with the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs Gifts to Physicians from Industry.
    • Patient Education: Printed/online educational materials and/or live educational events produced for people living with a particular disease or condition.

    Charitable Contributions describe donation requests that are used for purposes other than healthcare professional education initiatives. Charitable Contributions may be cash or product donations.

    • A cash charitable contribution is a financial donation that is philanthropic in nature and provided to a non-profit organization to support a specific community-based (or regional/national) program, project, or event. Employee payroll deductions remitted by the company to a charitable organization are not reported as a contribution by the company.
    • A product donation is provided through specific product giving programs to non-government organizations generally responding to disasters, medical relief efforts and basic healthcare needs in under-served communities.