Our Mission: To Support the Curry Health Network and the delivery of health service throughout Curry County by the soliciting, holding, and granting of funds for use toward healthcare needs in our community.
Founded by dedicated volunteers in 1995, the Curry Health Foundation, a non-profit, public foundation, is approved as a 501(c)3 charitable organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.
The Foundation raises funds and makes grants to qualified healthcare organizations, which provide services and programs to Curry County residents. It has supported health care services from Brookings to Langlois and has helped health care programs for seniors, children, women, and men as well as aiding many emergency, respite, long-term, preventive, and critical care programs and providing for new technologies. In addition, the Foundation provides continuing support to Curry Health Network with facilities and services in Brookings, Gold Beach, and Port Orford.
These grants have furthered our dual goals of enhancing the current level of health care and safeguarding the quality of health care for the current residents and future generations of Curry County residents.
We are governed by an independent, self-perpetuating, working Board of Directors currently consisting of 14 members. Ten are community and business leaders and four are ex-officio and recommended by the Curry Health District Board, Curry Health District Management Council, Curry Health Network medical staff, and Curry General Hospital Auxiliary.
With only a part-time Coordinator and a working board, the administrative expenses are kept to levels below those recommended by the American Institute of Philanthropy. The Board is composed of several working committees, including executive, finance, fundraising, planned giving, publicity, board recruitment, and nominating committees. These committees may be augmented by other volunteers, as well.
Currently, the Foundation’s grant process awards about $30,000 annually to qualified non-profit healthcare organizations serving Curry County. Over $957,000 has been distributed over the past decade.
This activity is funded primarily by earnings from our Endowment Fund as well as annual fundraising events and the annual direct appeal letter. On average, another $25,000 to $75,000 is also received annually for specific uses by Curry Health District and other Curry County health care organizations. The Foundation’s Endowment has now reached over $400,000. The Endowment’s investment advisors are Edward Jones and the Oregon Community Foundation.