Foundation FAQs

What is St. Joseph's Foundation?

St. Joseph's Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that support the patient care, medical education, research and community outreach at our hospital. The foundation fund programs that the hospital might otherwise not be able to afford, including care for those in need.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Gifts to the foundation are tax deductible as allowed by state and federal law. 

How can I make a gift to the foundation?

You can make a one-time gift to the foundation or, if you are an employee of the hospital, you can spread your gift out through payroll deduction. Make a donation online or sign up for payroll deduction.

How are contributions to the foundation allocated?

Each spring, the foundation accepts requests for funding from departments throughout the hospital. After a careful review, the board of directors of each foundation makes funding allocations. In the current fiscal year, more than $10 million was transferred to St. Joseph's.

What kinds of programs and services are funded?

  • The foundations support programs and services in these main areas:
  • Start-up funding for new programs and services,
  • New facilities and campus improvements,
  • Care to the underserved,
  • Community outreach,
  • Medical education and academic appointments, and
  • Research.

How will my gift be recognized?

Benefactors are recognized in the foundation's impact report.

Where can I learn more about the foundation?

In addition to our website, you can become a fan of the foundation on Facebook to learn more about all that is happening here. Simply go to You can also follow us on Twitter ( or Instagram ( for regular updates on news and events.