What is the legal status and the geographical scope of the Boston Scientific Foundation Europe (BSFE)?
The Foundation has its legal entity in France, at Boston Scientific EMEA Headquarters in Paris, and it is regulated under French laws. The Foundation is an independent structure from a legal and operational standpoint, financed by Boston Scientific. The Foundation will be able to support local non-profit organisations based in Europe or European non-profit organisations covering other EMEA countries.
Who are the members of the Board and how are they appointed?
The Foundation consists of nine members (six Boston Scientific employees, two patient advocates and one physician). Members are elected for three years.
What is the mission of the Foundation?
The mission of the Foundation is to support well-being through digital solutions.
The Foundation will be able to support local non-profit organisations based in Europe or European non-profit organisations covering other EMEA countries.
Is Boston Scientific Foundation Europe part of Boston Scientific Foundation (US)?
The two entities have a different geographic scope, legal structure and focus. However, both support the values of Boston Scientific.
APPLYING AND FUNDING
How does the funding work?
The Foundation is an independent structure, although financed by Boston Scientific. Project proposals will be reviewed according to selection criteria and budget available.
Funding will be in the form of a monetary donation to the requesting non-profit organisation.
What type of projects will be taken into consideration by the Foundation?
The Foundation will consider projects led by non-profit organisations and aligned with it's strategic focus, which is to address issues of public interest, in disease prevention or management, using digital or innovative solutions by:
- Improving the health of individuals and communities with unmet needs
- Facilitating access to prevention and awareness programs
- Supporting research programs aimed at improving prevention or disease management
- Using innovative solutions such as apps, e-platforms, social media optimising impact on well-being
The support will be in the form of a monetary donation to the requesting non-profit organisation.
What is the process for non-profit organisations to apply for a donation from the Foundation?
Non-profit organisations are encouraged to apply through the Foundation web page by filling in the donation request form under the application tab, making sure first that the project is aligned with the selection criteria.
What is the submission review process?
Once we have received your application it is checked to make sure all requirements have been met. A first review is then conducted by the BSFE Review Committee, who decide which applications are eligible to be submitted to the Board. Sometimes this may lead to additional questions for the applicant before your submission is ready for Board review. The BSFE Board meets every quarter, so the process from submission until Board review can take up to four months.