Community Partnerships

"Serving the dear neighbor"

For St. Joseph Health (SJH), serving the “dear neighbor” has been at the core of our healing ministry from the very beginning. Our mission calls us to improve health and quality of life in the communities we serve. But we have always recognized we cannot do this by ourselves. Working in partnership with others, we know we can achieve far more than we ever could on our own.

We also know that by reaching beyond the walls of our hospitals and care facilities, we can have a deeper and more lasting impact in the community, particularly for the most vulnerable among us. And as our organization has grown, so too have the ways in which we live out these commitments ourselves and support the good works of others who share them with us –– our partners in mission.

Today, these efforts include the following:

  • SJH Community Partnership Fund – The grant-making arm of our organization, the Community Partnership Fund awards grants to other nonprofit organizations supporting low-income, underserved and vulnerable populations. In fiscal year 2015, the Fund awarded more than $2.8 million in grants. Learn more.
  • Community Benefit – Support we provide through our local hospitals is used to tackle unmet needs in the communities we serve, as identified by a community health needs assessment. Community Benefit also includes care for the poor and patient financial assistance. SJH provided $441 million in Community Benefit in 2015. Learn more.
  • Community Investment Fund – Provide low-interest loans to organizations working to build and sustain healthy communities. Learn more.

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