Two local nonprofit organizations receive funding from the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund

July 26, 2021 Swedish Communications

In partnership with the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund (SJCPF), Swedish is honored to announce that two nonprofit organizations the health system supports have been selected to receive gifts of $17,500 each as part of the Fund’s inaugural St. Joseph the Worker award. The recipients include Lifelong and Asian Counseling Referral Service, both based in Seattle, Wash.

The awards, totaling $500,000, are being presented to organizations that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to creating a lasting impact on the health of their communities.

The Fund serves as a strategic grantmaking partner, funding programs and initiatives that make a measurable impact in the areas of housing, education, disaster response and resilience, and capacity building. Through its grantmaking, the Fund is committed to solving complex challenges and building vibrant, healthy communities in partnership with local organizations. The St. Joseph the Worker award is a demonstration of that commitment in practice.

“The Fund supports and empowers local organizations, residents and community leaders to improve the health and well-being of those in need and to work toward health equity. I am incredibly impressed with this year’s cohort of St. Joseph the Worker award recipients and proud to partner with our regions to ensure these organizations have a sustainable presence in the community,” said Gabriela Robles, chief executive of the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund.

“Swedish is committed to partnering with organizations that serve in our community and align with our mission. The two organizations receiving the St. Joseph the Worker award in our region understand the needs of our community and are working tirelessly to improve access to care and advance equity.” - Swedish CEO R. Guy Hudson, M.D., MBA  

SJCPF is Providence’s strategic grantmaking partner, investing in the health and well-being of communities across the Providence geographic footprint, which includes Swedish as an affiliate. Since 1986, SJCPF has worked to reduce health disparities and promote equity by empowering local organizations and community leaders to improve access, strengthen partnerships and build collaboration.

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