Providence Foundations

From the time the Sisters of Providence built the first hospital in Oregon in 1875, members of the community stood alongside them. Neighbors gave their money and their time, sharing the sisters' dream to provide medical care and support for those who needed it. That first hospital, now Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, was built entirely through charitable contributions.

Today the tradition of providing care to all, especially to the poor and vulnerable, continues throughout Providence's eight hospitals and many ministries in Oregon. As a not-for-profit health system, Providence relies on the fundraising efforts of the Oregon foundations to provide programs and services that otherwise would be unavailable. Philanthropic support also helps give all patients access to the latest technology, equipment and research.

Ten Foundations – One Mission:

Providence donors give to individual community hospitals and facilities, which makes up an Oregon region of which we all can be proud. Donors, board members, and dedicated supporters help fund programs and services that otherwise would not be possible. Learn how donors help Providence innovate and grow, brick by brick.

Meet Joe Weston: 2015 Heart of Gold recipient

Providence Child Center Foundation is proud to recognize Joe for his generous gifts of time, talent and treasure. Learn more about the influence he has had on the lives of Oregon children and their families.

Power of philanthropy for research

Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., explains how donor support helps bring new treatments to patients.

Making a difference

Each day, the gifts from donors help Providence serve those in need.

Play Smart

Saving lives of youth through a simple heart screening.

A new chance at life

An unplanned hospital stay changed Ford Montgomery’s life.

Remember Providence

Make a difference with estate planning.