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About Us

The Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to improving the care and comfort of patients at St. Luke Community Healthcare by raising private funds through philanthropy and then disbursing those funds into designated programs.
The St. Luke Community Healthcare Foundation was created to help meet the needs of patients, employees and members of the community. Established in 2001, the Foundation formalized nearly 56 years of philanthropy and community giving. Through annual gifts, endowment assets and funding of major facilities, technologies and programs, the Foundation and the community members who support it help ensure St. Luke's continued leadership in health care.
Each year the Foundation works with donors to raise and invest funds that help St. Luke:
  • Maintain healthcare excellence by bridging the financial gap between the increasing cost of providing services and the shrinking level of reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance;

  • Purchase new equipment and make other non- reimbursable capital investments that allow St. Luke to provide patients with the latest and most technologically advanced care;

  • Provide access to excellent healthcare to a culturally and economically diverse community;

  • Form partnerships with other organizations to support community wide health improvement efforts; and

  • Engage in valuable, non-reimbursable medical activities, such as physician/staff training and patient/community education.

  • The St. Luke Community Healthcare Foundation is an independent 509(a)(3) not-for-profit corporation (Tax ID #81-0539096) that provides fund-raising support for St. Luke Community Healthcare, a community owned healthcare facility. The Foundation is the only organization dedicated to raising private money for St. Luke and has an independent board of directors drawn from the local Mission Valley community. The Foundation has raised more than $1.1 Million since its formation in 2001.


  • The Foundation depends on the generosity of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations to ensure that St. Luke Community Healthcare can continue to provide high quality patient care, and patient and community education.
    If you have a question about how you can help or questions about funding a special program, piece of equipment or patient/department room, please contact our foundation office at 406-528-5324 or Donate Now

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    The St. Luke Family of Donors includes:

  • Aylesworth Family

  • Dr. David and Marjorie Burgan

  • Community Banks/The Olsson Family

  • John Corbett Family

  • Karen and Nick Dellwo

  • First Interstate Bank/First Interstate BancSystem Foundation

  • Gallagher Western Montana Charitable Foundation

  • Glacier Bank

  • Ron and Diane Grogan and Family

  • Dr. W. Breck & Cynthia Howard

  • Rod Johnson and Fidelity Title Agency of Lake County

  • Dr. S.T. and Shirley McDonald

  • M.J Murdock Charitable Trust Foundation

  • Montana State Elks Association

  • Mark and Robin Nelson

  • Northwest Healthcare

  • Jim & Debbie Ofstad

  • Plum Creek

  • Jay and Beth Preston

  • Jay and Cynthia Preston

  • Ronan Harvest Foods

  • S & K Technologies

  • St. Luke Employee Giving

  • Andy & Deb Stark

  • Wal-Mart Polson

  • Theresa Walter

  • Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation

  • Martin and Vickie Olsson

  • Stephen F. Culp D.D.S. in Memory of Bobbie Culp

  • Llewellyn Foundation

  • Valley Banks and the Buhr Family

  • Monida Healthcare Network in Honor of Shane H. Roberts

  • Beverly J. Hamel Family

  • In Memory of Melvin Vulles

  • Ron & Val Valiquette in Memory of Jay & Rene Valiquette

  • St. Char-ro Floral & Event Rental

  • Ronald Nolan in Memory of Barbara Stanton

  • Payne West Insurance

  • Allegiance

  • Joe Bischof, Foundation Director

    jbischof@stlukehealthcare.org