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

The Zimmer Biomet Foundation has partnered with the leading civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Through the Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Zimmer Biomet, is committing $2 million over the next three years to support partnered efforts with the NAACP to end racial injustice and advance diversity and equality.

The Perry Initiative is committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the fields of 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

“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.”

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.

Funding and Donations

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.

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.

For questions about philanthropy programs, please contact:

Educational Grants and Fellowship Funding

Zimmer Biomet provides educational grant funding to support independent educational conferences; resident education funding; and fellowship funding.

Organizations with a genuine educational purpose or function may apply for an educational grant from Zimmer Biomet.

Request should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the educational event or program.

Support may not be provided to individuals in private practice or in agreement to use, order, recommend, or purchase Zimmer Biomet products.

Independent Educational Conferences

Zimmer Biomet considers applications in support of independent educational conferences that promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective healthcare.

Resident Education Funding

Zimmer Biomet considers applications in support of educational efforts within accredited residency programs.  The program director or coordinator must submit all funding requests.

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Fellowship Funding

Zimmer Biomet is committed to improving patient care in the communities in which we operate and do business. As part of our commitment, Zimmer Biomet considers requests for fellowship grant funding to support health care professionals with their education and training and their experience in clinical research. Zimmer Biomet believes quality education, training and clinical research benefit both the patient and advancements in medical technology, treatments and knowledge. A decision to provide fellowship grant funding is never contingent upon, or related to, the purchase, lease, recommendation, procurement, use, or prescription of Zimmer Biomet products and services.

For additional assistance about grants, please contact

Zimmer Biomet Environmental Sustainability supports our business mission of corporate citizenship by delivering value to healthcare providers, their patients, and stockholders, while embracing our social responsibilities. This mission commits us to environmental stewardship and drives us to continuously identify and act on opportunities for environmental performance improvement.

Zimmer Biomet supports a number of community-based educational, civic and cultural activities supported by non-profit organizations across the country. At our headquarters located in Warsaw, Indiana, we are a large contributor to the United Way of Kosciusko County, which provides support to local agencies and service organizations.

Zimmer Biomet is committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the public. We maintain management systems designed to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and company requirements, and which support the integration of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) into our business processes.

Our Commitments

Protection of human health and prevention of pollution

We strive to identify and eliminate negative EHSS impacts associated with our facilities, activities, services, and products throughout their lifecycle.

Continual improvement of our EHSS management systems and performance

We establish EHSS objectives and targets, conduct management systems and performance evaluations, and periodically share results with our employees, our customers and the public.

Support dialogue with interested parties, including our employees, customers and the public, and we will be responsive to their EHSS concerns and suggestions.

We will share information and openly communicate about our EHSS management systems and EHSS impacts of our activities, services and products.

Codes of Practice

The Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) Codes of Practice set forth Zimmer Biomet EHSS requirements for our business functions and facilities worldwide.

These codes operationalize the company EHSS policy and fulfill the following roles—

  1. Serve as a blueprint for increasing productivity, growth, and customer focus by integrating EHSS into our day-to-day business management systems
  2. Support compliance with all applicable EHSS regulations and Company EHSS policies and requirements
  3. Provide the foundation for continuous improvement of our operations worldwide

System Evaluation

A corporate internal audit program verifies compliance with regulations and effective EHSS activities.

Annual self-assessments are conducted to determine compliance with EHSS Codes of Practice. EHSS related metrics are collected annually to track progress.