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Arthrex Foundation

"Open your eyes to my world." The future belongs to children, and a wealth of opportunities should be at their fingertips. But children do not get a fair start in life everywhere in the world. Plan International helps children and their families in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Albania to better their circumstances by helping them to help themselves, irrespective of religion, ethnic origin or their country’s political situation.*


The Arthrex Foundation

Arthrex GmbH has established the Arthrex Foundation in association with Plan Stiftungszentrum. Arthrex’s status as a privately-owned, non-listed company enables us to give priority to the needs of our customers for the good of their patients; it also allows us the freedom to set up the Arthrex Foundation. The aim of the Arthrex Foundation is to help families in both developing countries and wherever poverty prevails, irrespective of religion or political situation. Plan International supports the Arthrex Foundation in choosing, planning and implementing projects. The non-political and non-denominational children’s relief agency has been successfully providing aid to poverty-stricken children since 1937. The self-help projects, which run in 70 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and in Albania, are funded predominantly through child sponsorship. Large-scale projects, however, are only possible with additional project donations. With this foundation, Arthrex has the means to get involved and start the ball rolling on sustained projects. The Arthrex Foundation’s aid work got underway in 2005 with the project “Wells for Guinea,” and has since supported 18 projects in 12 countries.


Administrative Costs

The Arthrex Foundation’s administrative costs remain under a very low 3%. This means that your donation goes straight into project work. The board of the Foundation regularly receives a detailed account from Plan International about where and how every single Euro has been used. This level of transparency provides an enormous boost to donor motivation.


*Source: Plan International Germany.