Commitment to Give Back

At Zimmer Biomet, our mission is to alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for people around the world. That mission includes our charitable support of the communities where we live and work. Since our founding, Zimmer Biomet has achieved our mission through focused corporate giving, including financial, volunteer and in-kind support for non-profit organizations, charitable surgeries and professional medical education.


In 2018, the Zimmer Biomet Foundation, Inc. was established as the philanthropic arm of Zimmer Biomet in order to address the needs of our global community. As an independent, philanthropic and non-profit organization, the Zimmer Biomet Foundation improves the quality of life for our communities by providing resources to help:

  • Build Healthy Communities
  • Advance STEM Education
  • Provide Disaster Relief
  • Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Zimmer Biomet and the Zimmer Biomet Foundation provide support in several ways:

Funding Opportunities

  • Charitable Monetary Donations – The Zimmer Biomet Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that advance diversity, equity and inclusion, help build healthy communities, advance STEM education and provide disaster relief.  Zimmer Biomet also provides charitable support for community events and organizations. To apply for funding, click here.
  • Product Donations – Each year, Zimmer Biomet supports Medical Mission trips by providing Zimmer Biomet products for underserved patients to be treated by surgical teams affiliated with nonprofit organizations. Zimmer Biomet also donates products for charitable surgeries in the U.S. to help uninsured patients. To learn more about requirements and how to request product donations, see below.
  • Medical Education grants – Zimmer Biomet provides educational grant funding to support independent educational conferences that promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective healthcare. For more information and to request medical education grants, click here.

Team Member Programs

  • Donation Matching for our Team Members – The Zimmer Biomet Foundation matches Zimmer Biomet team members’ donations to approved nonprofit organizations with a dollar-for-dollar match.
  • Team Member Relief Fund – Established by the Zimmer Biomet Foundation, the “Power of Us” Team Member Relief Fund is available to help support team members facing financial hardships due to personal or catastrophic tragedies.
  • Volunteerism – Zimmer Biomet proudly supports team members volunteering in their communities and abroad by offering resources to match team members with volunteer opportunities and work policies that allow them to take the time to support their community.

Product Donations

Grants and Donations iCons_International Medical Missions

Zimmer Biomet considers product donation requests for medical mission trips occurring outside the U.S. that meet the below criteria:

  • Requestor is affiliated with a nonprofit organization interested in medical missions 

  • Request is submitted in its entirety at least 90 days prior to the date the items are needed 

  • Requestors are qualified medical professionals with the ability to use and prescribe the products requested 

  • Items requested will only be used for patients who are uninsured and unable to afford services or products

  • All required authorizations for regulatory, import and export requirements with confirming documentation are obtained by the requesting nonprofit

Apply Here

Grants and Donations iCons_US Base Charitable Surgeries

Through a third-party organization, Americares, Zimmer Biomet provides product donations for U.S. charitable surgeries that meet the criteria below.  Questions about the program can be directed to Americares Medical Outreach program coordinator via email at

  • Americares will donate Zimmer Biomet products to U.S. licensed physicians performing surgeries in the U.S. at no cost to patients who qualify for charitable assistance based on the standards used by the hospital in which the surgery will take place. 

  • Products to be donated will be pre-approved by Americares, working in conjunction with the physician’s Zimmer Biomet sales representative who will bring all approved products and instruments or loaner instruments to the operating room for the surgery. 

  • Operation Walk USA efforts are also processed through Americares. More information on Operation Walk USA may be found at

View Americares website for application

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Featured Charities


Nth Dimensions

Nth Dimensions was founded in 2004 by orthopaedic surgeons working collaboratively with academic institutions, community surgeons, and industry to address the dearth of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in orthopaedic surgery. The overarching goal of Nth Dimensions is to address and eliminate healthcare disparities for all communities. Through strategic pathway initiatives, Nth's primary mission is to recruit and retain talented women and minority students into the field of Orthopaedics. This is achieved through mentoring and the provision of educational and professional development opportunities and resources.

“We are extremely grateful to Zimmer Biomet and the Zimmer Biomet Foundation for their committed, long term partnership with us since 2004 in addressing healthcare disparities in orthopaedics.”

– Letitia Bradford, MD, FAAOS, FACS, Executive Director


The Perry Initiative

The Perry Initiative is committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the  fields of orthopaedic surgery and engineering, two fields in which women are drastically under-represented. The mission is advanced by targeting women in high school and medical school through outreach programs, providing them with hands-on exposure to these fields and mentoring support to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering.

“Zimmer Biomet Foundation has been an ardent supporter of The Perry Initiative and our mission to build the career pipeline for women in orthopaedics. Since 2009, over 12,000 women across the United States have participated in Perry Initiative programs at no cost, thanks to our partnership with the Zimmer Biomet Foundation. Amazing!”

-Laurie Meszaros Dearolf, PhD, Executive Director

Contact Us

Additional questions about Zimmer Biomet’s Philanthropy program may be directed to the Zimmer Biomet Foundation – please email

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