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2021 Philanthropy Annual Report

Introduction

This year, our foundations continued to directly respond to the pandemic, and many shifted or deepened their focus to address the social determinants of health.

A portrait of Fred Najjar,
Executive Vice President,
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Dear friends,

Philanthropy at CommonSpirit Health had a phenomenal year last year, fueled by gratitude and generosity. Across the nation, our supporters and allies walked with us as we continued to navigate our way through the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Highlights

CommonSpirit Health foundations walk hand-in-hand with donors to transform care in the communities we serve.

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Volunteers at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California.

CommonSpirit foundations support programs and services that create a healthier future for all.

COVID-19 reminded the world of a truism known in community health for a very long time: that we are only as safe and healthy as the most vulnerable among us are safe and healthy.

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Answering a calling.
Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation

Philanthropy
lends a hand.

In the face of an ongoing public health crisis, CommonSpirit Health’s employees stepped forward in ways great and small to care for their communities.

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Jennifer Svihus of Redwood City, California’s Sequoia Hospital Foundation.
One gift. Three projects. A community cared for.
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation of Cincinnati
Legacy and lessons inspired by loss.
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation

Impact

The dollars and cents of serving the common good through philanthropy.

FY2021 Fundraising revenue
$285 million

This year, the 80-plus foundations of CommonSpirit Health came together across the United States to realize the power of convening and catalyzing philanthropists on an unprecedented scale in our communities. As you will see in this report, the results have been inspiring.

Donors
60,000

CommonSpirit Health's philanthropy work aims to build healthy communities. Donors across the nation bolster innovation, bring together communities and serve the vulnerable. Together we accomplish what none of us could do alone.

Transfers
$170.5 million

Transfers made by philanthropy to supported entities show collaboration as monies are transferred only after the obligations of donor intent have been met. Transfers also illustrate deep alignment between local care facility leadership and local fundraising entity leadership.

Return on investment
$4.84

Philanthropy is about more than seeking donations. It’s a powerful investment strategy that our boards and health care leaders use to generate funding for our hospitals, patients and communities.The return-on-investment for a dollar given to the philanthropic effort of CommonSpirit Health is nearly $5:1, meaning that when our leaders invest a $1 in philanthropy, our teams return $5 to support the ministry. We are a not-for-profit organization, where your support makes a tremendous impact for those we serve.

Philanthropy by the numbers

~$1B
Raised over 5 years
21
State footprint
80+
Foundations
2,500
Governance members
300+
Fundraising staff
Our areas of greatest
financial impact

Brain Tumor Research Capital

General Capital

Cardiology

Cancer/Oncology

Community Outreach

Department Specific

General Education

Pediatrics

Family Support

Women’s Services

Behavioral Health

Practitioners, patients and family members drive our healing ministry forward.

Foundations

The fundraising entities of CommonSpirit Health build healthy communities while serving the most vulnerable across the U.S.

A map of the USA with states highlighted where CommonSpirit Health has operational foundations.
National Foundation
Arizona
Arkansas
California
California - Central Coast
California - Central Valley
California - Greater Sacramento
California - Northern
California - Southern
Colorado
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Minnesota
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Washington

Working toward a healthier future for all – inspired by faith, driven by innovation, and powered by our humanity.

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