Donations to KishHealth Foundation come from individuals, businesses and community organizations and events. The support provides enhanced technology, services, and new programs that would not be possible without the help of philanthropy.
The healthcare funding environment is changing dramatically with fewer dollars available from government sources and other payers. Healthcare reform ultimately is about wiser use of resources to lower the cost of medical care for both individuals and providers. In light of this national mandate, KishHealth System is working to:
- Improve access to care for low income populations
- Focus more on education and resources to prevent disease
- Help those with chronic diseases like diabetes better manage their health.
KishHealth must continue to be the trusted resource in our community for medical care, which means continued investment in the people, technology, facilities and services that improve and saves lives.
Donor dollars are ever more important in helping the health system accomplish this meaningful work.
While unrestricted donations are encouraged, donors often support us because they have a special place in their hearts for one or more of the organizations we support. Specific giving opportunities are described below; please ask for further details for your area of interest.
Any donations may be made in memory or honor of friends or loved ones. Click on the links below to donate.
Friends for Life KCH 100
This fund is used to purchase healthcare equipment and technology on an annual basis for Kishwaukee Hospital. The fund may also be used to grow the Health Foundation’s unrestricted endowment fund.
Donate to Friends for Life KCH 100.
Valley West Heart of the Hospital
This fund is used to purchase healthcare equipment and technology on an annual basis for Valley West Hospital. The funds may also be used to grow the Health Foundation’s unrestricted endowment fund.
Donate to Valley West Heart of the Hospital.
KishHealth System Hospice
Annual donations are accepted and used for supportive programs for the bereaved, music therapy, support groups, volunteer training and endowment.
Donate to KishHealth System Hospice.
KishHealth System Cancer Services Funds
KishHealth System Center for Family Health
Nursing Development Fund
Pamela Lewis Valley West Fund
Cardiac Rehabbers Support Group Fund
An endowment is a gift that is held in perpetuity. Endowment gifts provide a dependable, predictable source of funds for KishHealth System, and assure the availability of services today and many years into the future. The gift is invested and only a portion of its average annual investment return is used, typically for purposes specified by the donor.
Donate to the KishHealth System Endowment Fund.
Currently, the health foundation administers three scholarship funds for area students pursuing medical careers. Donors may contribute to:
Philanthropy has played a major role in our past service, and will play a greater role in our future.