About the Fund

About the Fund

At Providence, we leverage our influence to invest in mutually reinforcing strategies that transform the health and well-being of our communities. These investments are data driven, effective, and focused on addressing disparities.

Called by our Mission and driven by our belief that health is a human right, we are steadfast in serving all with a special focus on our most vulnerable neighbors. This core purpose guides the intentional way we approach our community health investment strategies, and how we continue to address the health and wellbeing of our communities.

In practice, we work in close partnership with local organizations to address our communities’ most pressing needs, informed by our Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA). We bolster the work of our partners as change makers by leveraging our resources to collaboratively develop innovative ways to improve health and community engagement.

Purpose statement
Through targeted investments and partnerships with inspiring organizations that make a measurable impact, the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund harnesses the power of our communities to advance equity and justice for healthier communities. Rooted in a legacy of service, faith and compassion, the Fund stands in solidarity with those who are suffering and in need. We believe that by convening coalitions of dedicated community leaders and investing in their efforts to improve the lives of others, we can build a stronger, more equitable future for all.

About the Fund
Since 1986, the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund has made investments and built partnerships in the California communities served by St. Joseph Health ministries. After 35 years, we had the opportunity to expand our focus and support programs and communities throughout Providence.

Today, the Fund represents Providence’s shared commitment to solving complex challenges and building vibrant, healthy communities. We do this by building capacity and creating linkages across the communities Providence serves. This helps us maximize the direct impact of our investments and address common issues that affect people throughout our system.

Our commitment
The St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund serves as Providence’s strategic grant making foundation for funding key system and regional initiatives in the areas of housing, education, disaster response and recovery, and nonprofit and community capacity building. Through the Fund we incubate and accelerate programs that create scalable impact in our communities to improve the health and wellbeing of the economically poor, utilize the strengths and diversity of our neighbors to build vibrant communities and leverage best practices and lessons learned from these investments to expand to communities across our geographical footprint.