As a complement to its foundation, Boston Scientific also makes charitable contributions to individuals and nonprofit organizations directly. Support is given to organizations that support global, national, and local initiatives that expand access to quality healthcare and provide educational opportunities for the underserved. Emphasis is given to programs that encourage students to pursue career paths in the fields of health, science, and technology. The Boston Scientific HCP and National Associations Charitable Donations program is limited to charitable fundraisers, public health education awareness, general community health research, charitable sponsorships, and indigent care. Giving primarily in areas of company operations.