Over the last twenty years, we’ve raised more than $26 million for front-line medical and dental providers, state-of-the-art medical technology, and evidence-based mental health services. These substantial investments have changed the face of healthcare in our community.
While the Healthcare Foundation was created to stabilize and invest in the Healdsburg District Hospital, foundation organizers recognized early on that other healthcare service providers in the area might need and deserve financial assistance. The Alliance Medical Center was included in the list of potential beneficiaries from the beginning, and the new foundation was empowered to make grants to any healthcare cause in our area.
That foresight has allowed us to remain flexible and meet a wide range of healthcare needs in our community. And our supporters have stepped up time and time again to help guarantee healthcare access for all our neighbors.
Last year, for example, the Healthcare Foundation was able to give Reach for Home a substantial grant for their pilot Street Medicine initiative—a program unlike anything we’ve seen in our community before. You can read more in a follow-up post about what a huge difference it’s making in the health of homeless individuals here in northern Sonoma County.
We’re proud of the long-term investments we’ve been able to make and excited to build upon that legacy in the next decade. Do you remember the early days of the Healthcare Foundation? If you have a memory (or a photo!) from the foundation’s beginnings, please send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org.