Keep the Mission Alive – Support Providence Foundations
In keeping with the mission of the Sisters of Providence, who began providing
compassionate care in the Pacific Northwest more than 150 years ago, our charitable
foundations support their local communities and touch the lives of people who need
help the most, especially the poor and the vulnerable. Providence foundations help
fund the needs of the community that are above and beyond the budgets of Providence
ministries, and we rely entirely on private support of generous donors and volunteers
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is in the midst of an unprecedented
transformation to bring world-class medical care to the people of the Northern Puget
Sound Region. The Campaign for Providence is the fundraising initiative – the largest
ever undertaken in Snohomish County – launched to help support this historic project.
More than $18 million has been raised so far from local physicians, employees, business
leaders and individuals who want to ensure the best possible medical care remains
strong and accessible to the people of our region.
The greatest part of living is giving. A long tradition of employee support helps
the Providence Health Care Foundation fulfill vital funding needs at Providence
Centralia Hospital, along with supportive housing programs, hospice and chemotherapy
infusion services across Lewis County.
Gifts to Providence Health Care Foundation help care for the most vulnerable
in our community and support breakthrough technology that saves lives. In 2012 the
foundation awarded more than 450 grants totaling more than $3.2 million to support
the three Providence hospitals in Spokane.
Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County provides quality, timely,
comprehensive medical care in the patient’s home. The foundation’s efforts have
secured a three-year grant totaling $465,000 to establish a stronger community presence.
By providing physical, emotional and spiritual support, trained staff and volunteers
assist the patient and family as they work towards medical rehabilitation or a peaceful
and dignified death.
Providence Hospice of Seattle provides end-of-life care and grief support to
adults and children in King County. Your donations help those in need live their
final days comfortably and with peace, while also supporting grieving families.
Providence Marianwood is a skilled nursing home that promises its very elderly
residents a loving home as long as they need it, regardless of their ability to
pay. In their 80s, 90s and even a few in their 100s, most have outlived their financial
resources and are dependent on government programs. Marianwood provides more than
$1 million in uncompensated care costs annually as well as extra programs and services
to enhance quality of life.
Providence Mount Carmel Hospital is a critical access hospital serving the rural
communities of northeast Washington. Centrally located in Colville, this award-winning
hospital provides services you would expect to find in a big city, including advanced
medical and surgical care, hospitalists, a telestroke program and outpatient services.
Providence Mount St. Vincent, known as “The Mount,” is an intergenerational living
care community for older adults in which we celebrate life, living and individual
capability. Additionally, a child care center at The Mount provides opportunities
for children and elderly residents to interact in planned activities. Fundraising
supports residents, especially those who have outlived their life savings, along
with programs that enrich their lives such as music, art and spiritual care.
In January 2012, Providence St. Mary Foundation officially became a separate
not-for-profit, charitable entity with a mission to provide philanthropic support
to Providence St. Mary Medical Center including the Providence St. Mary Regional
Cancer Center. This important distinction ensures each and every dollar raised stays
in our community at St. Mary, to provide aid to low-income patients, fund new life-saving
medical technologies, and support capital projects. We are proud to help ensure
the most exceptional healthcare is available to ALL the communities we serve in
SE Washington and NE Oregon.
Providence St. Peter Foundation supports many of the Providence ministries across
the care continuum in the Southwest Washington area, with a focus on caring for
the poor and vulnerable. Supported ministries include St. Peter Hospital, SoundHomeCare
& Hospice, Mother Joseph Care Center, St. Francis House, and Medical Group. The
foundation recently supported the opening of a new 21-bed critical care unit at
Providence St. Peter Hospital, expanding access to the highest level of advanced
care in the region. Donors also make many programs possible such as Animal-Assisted
Activities and Therapy, No One Dies Alone, Hospice Respite and Comfort Care, and
SoundCareKids - a bereavement program for children who have lost a loved one.
There are a range of ministries within Providence Senior and Community Services that are supported through special event fundraising. One example is the Providence O’Christmas Trees event, the largest annual fundraiser in Providence, bringing in $1.2 million in 2012 to help 15,200 people in need of health care, housing and supportive services. These funds support the quality of life for those with chronic and/or life limiting conditions living in our communities.