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.

Donors made all the difference

See how donors make a difference all year long

Centers of Excellence

Donors have helped advance the work being done in our Centers of Excellence.

Creating Hope: Providence has been a major player in cancer research for decades.

The past 23 years have seen tremendous strides in cancer immunotherapy research, with many successes taking place at the Providence Cancer Center in Portland.

Dr. Don Romanaggi receives Providence Child Center Heart of Gold award

Providence Child Center Foundation was pleased to honor Dr. Don Romanaggi as the 2016 Heart of Gold recipient.

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.

Power of philanthropy for research

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

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Saving lives of youth through a simple heart screening.

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