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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations, Public Foundations

Mission: St. Patrick Hospital Foundation, in support of St. Patrick Hospital’s mission, engages and stewards philanthropy, services and programs, ensuring continuous health care excellence in the region we serve.

Target demographics: Donations to the foundation remain local. They directly impact seventeen counties, thousands of communities and countless individuals in Western Montana.

Programs: Since 1873, St. Patrick Hospital has improved the care of the people of Western Montana by combining compassionate patient service with accessible, world-class health care. The St. Patrick Hospital Foundation invests our passion and resources in the region by supporting advanced medical equipment, cutting-edge research, financial assistance for rural health facilities, help with individual medical bills, and preventative practices as an essential component of superior medical care. As a non-profit organization, the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation helps to provide these services to all people, regardless of their ability to pay. Donations to the foundation remain local. They directly impact seventeen counties, thousands of communities and countless individuals in Western Montana. By supporting the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation, you join in our commitment to enhance the quality of life through quality health care. Thank you for your generosity.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 4

I have so very fortunate to be a past St. Patricks Foundation Board member. I have experienced the true meaning of professionalism. I had the opportunity to work with intellegient, humble, caring community leaders who's primary goal had nothing to do with their own personal career achievements....it was all about raising awareness of the mission statement for St Patricks Foundation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The committee members and kids involved with the All-Abilties Playground Project could not be more grateful to St. Pat's Hospital Foundation! They were our very first major donor, grasping the importance of inclusive play for all children immediately. Their donation led the way for others in the community, and they have continued to support us in small but significant ways, such as lending us equipment to participate in public events. We can't wait to cut the ribbon at the playground and thank St. Pat's in person!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Foundation is a wonderful & truly compassionate arm of St. Patrick's Hospital. As a staff member & a donor to the Foundation I take pride in knowing that the gifts the Foundation recieves goes to programs, patients & intended use as this is a department that is funded by Providence St. Patrick's Hospital. Your gifts you give to support programs such as Team Up Montana, charity care programs & St. Patrick House goes directly to those programs. I cannot think of one other non-profit that this is true of. Mike & his team are amazing individuals but together are a compassionate group that make a difference in every program that you are involved with. Keep up the great work - during these economic times raising funds can be difficult however your team is amazing. Thank you for all you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The St. Patrick Hospital Foundation is by far the best fundraising foundation of the many I have worked with in my career in medical research. The Director, Board and staff are energetic, engaged, extremely hard working and sincerely strive to help. They do not broadcast their achievements, but their impact on helping patients and improving quality of care for Montanans is big and inspiring. From the St. Patrick House for families needing a comfortable place to stay, to helping cancer patients in need, to assisting with brain injury prevention and education efforts--they truly shine in all they do. The Foundation has been very instrumental in working with our Neuroscience Institute to raise both money and awareness around the significant issue of brain injury in our state. I could not give this group higher praise for the outstanding and truly giving work they do every day to help our Montana communities.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our Volunteer Services department at St. Patrick Hospital now reports to the Foundation. Since this merger, it has been a privilege to observe the hard-working individuals in the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation. These dedicated professionals work diligently to raise funds needed to help others and they utilize wisely and well the generous monetary gifts made to the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation. When I write a check to the Foundation, I have every confidence that the funds will help someone in great need and accomplish a lot of good!

Vanessa O.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

While one can never know when they may be in an urgent medical situation, we know that the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation is there for them. This Foundation is working to impact this world, one person at a time. We support the heart, the mind, the body and the spirit. We strive to meet the needs of our region. We raise money to give it to those who need it. We raise money to make a difference. You can too. I support the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation now and always will.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am continually awed by the quiet impact of the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation on patients and families alike from all over Montana, the U.S. and the world who come to Missoula for care. Every day, men, women, children and families enjoy the benefits of the fundraising efforts of this tireless team. They are humbled by the kindness of strangers who care about them--a salute to the efforts of the St. Patrick Foundation.

Kim_70

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Although I am extremely proud to work at St. Patrick Hospital Foundation, I truly believe that our Foundation is able to have a profound impact on our region because of the amazing people that generously support our efforts. We live in one of the most charitable communities in the country and I feel privileged to be doing the work that the Sisters of Providence began over 100 years ago. Our Foundation is committed to making compassionate care accessible to everyone in our region, and through the generous hearts of many in Missoula and the surrounding areas, we will continue our mission. Many thanks to all who support us and may God bless those that need our help.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've witnessed the impact St. Pats has in Montana, especially through Team Up Montana. Helping families through very tough times. When they had no place to turn, the St. Pats Foundation was there. I will continue to support it and hope others do as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Many thanks to Mike and his great crew at St. Patrick Hospital Foundation. They continue to grow Team Up Montana and we are able to help more cancer patients each quarter. St. Patrick House continues to be available to shelter folks in their time of need. Thanks to the people of Missoula and the surrounding communities for opening up their hearts to give to others. You can be assured your gifts and donations are being used for the purpose of actually helping the patients and families. I am blessed to be a part of this great work and look forward to continuing this work in 2013.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

For last two years, I have been fortunate enough to help plan one of the largest events the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation puts on- Team Up Montana, AKA the pink games at University of Montana. Working on this project has made me realize how hard everyone works to raise money for those who truly need it. Helping cancer patients and raising money for their benefit is truly at the center of the entire event.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The SPH Foundation continues to lead the way in helping Montana ensure the highest quality patient care for all members of society. Thank you for all the hard work you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011. Thanks to The Foundation we were able to get my daughter to and from Salt Lake for emergency brain surgery. Without the help of The Foundation we would not have been able to get our daughter on the road to recovery. One year later I had to have a fusion done on my back and was out of work for 2 months. The Foundation made it possible for my family to have food, power and a roof over our heads. Thank You So much to the Foundation and everyone who contributed. The Foundation has TRULY been a life saver for my family!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for and worked with the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation since 2001 because of the vital services and support they provide to our community.

Anna39

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked directly with the St. Patrick House, a project supported by the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation, and find that the ministry of both the Foundation and the House directly benefit needy families throughout the region and the world. I donate to the Foundation, and have also been a recipient of their generosity through support of a recent mission trip granting the wish of a young patient. I have witnessed the impact of simple purchases, such as a mattress for an individual living in her mobile home, on individuals who have great needs and are facing health crises. I am proud to support and be a part of such a worthy organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Saint Patrick Foundation is supporting our independent research project for Vitamin D and heart failure, and hope that it will help the lives of patients in the future. Without the Foundation, this project wouldn't be possible. Thank you so much!

Board Member

Rating: 5

50% of Foundation money goes to help regional medical needs like defibrillators for gas money so sick folks can get to see their doctors, defibrillators for ambulances, dental clinic equipment, etc. St. Patrick Hospital pays the Foundation overhead, so every dollar donated to the Foundation goes straight to some poor person who really needs help.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The support that the St. Patrick Foundation provides helps patients afford life-saving treatments. What a great foundation!

algardner a.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been giving to St. Patrick Hospital Foundation since 1997. My greatest passion is giving to programs that support cancer patients because cancer has profoundly affected my family. I know that 100% of my donation goes directly to helping patients who often cannot afford their drugs, treatments or even the cost of gas to go to their treatments. The Foundation has so many programs that support the patients, families and the Western Montana Community. My choice was an easy one of where to give.