The Providence Community Health Foundation (affiliated with Providence Hospital) and the General Hospital Healthcare Foundation (affiliated with General Hospital) were established in the 1970's to provide philanthropic support for health-related community organizations and the General Hospital Medical Center.
Following the merger of the two hospitals in 1994, the Providence General Foundation was established as a nonprofit corporation organized to meet the philanthropic needs of Providence Medical Center in Everett, Washington. The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage, receive, administer and disburse donated funds. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which serves without compensation. Charitable donations and bequests provide new equipment, contribute to the expansion of hospital facilities, and support quality healthcare services.