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About the Foundation

St. Joseph’s Health Foundation's primary purpose is to raise funds that will be used to enhance patient care and comfort throughout St. Joseph’s Health's network of services.

St. Joseph’s Health Foundation was incorporated in 1976 to raise charitable support to enable the system to build and modernize facilities, install the latest medical technology, maintain primary care centers to provide care to uninsured and underserved families, provide for patient comfort and care, and fund staff education to stay abreast of the newest developments in medical care and treatment. 

A 509(a)(3) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation raises money and community awareness, under the leadership of Vincent J. Kuss, MBA, MS, Vice President of Development, for St. Joseph's Health and its many award-winning programs and services through a variety of means which include:
  • Annual Spring Gala Dinner Dance and Annual Golf Classic
  • Annual Giving Opportunities
  • Hospital endowments which include: 
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital Endowment for Mission Services
    • St. Joseph’s Medical Technology Endowment
    • Endowed College Scholarships
  • Physician Loan Repayment Program
  • Naming Gifts
  • In-Kind Giving
  • Walkways of Caring: Inscribed benches and memorial bricks
  • The 1869 Society: A giving program through which donors can make major philanthropic gifts, in lifetime or at death, using estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor's estate
  • Mini-Grants Program: funds are contributed by St. Joseph’s Health Foundation and Franciscan Companies and system staff may apply for grant funding
  • Grants and submitted proposals
Outright donations and planned estate gifts are graciously accepted for a specific project or department, in memory of a loved one, or can be directed by donors to where the need is greatest.