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Sponsorship Program Funding Guidelines

Adventist Health St. Helena is a nonprofit health system with a long-standing history of providing philanthropic support for projects and programs offered within the communities we serve.

As a part of the Adventist Health St. Helena mission, support for community benefits including uncompensated medical care, education, screenings and community initiatives are supported annually. As a nonprofit organization, the ability to deliver financial support for community organizations is tied directly to Adventist Health St. Helena’s operating performance and aligned with the mission and Community Health Needs Assessment. Strong consideration will be given to projects that address the four priority areas outlined in the Community Health Needs Assessment:

  • Mental Health
  • Obesity and Diabetes
  • Access to Primary Health Care
  • Cancers
  • Access to Affordable Housing

Adventist Health St. Helena has developed this convenient guideline for sponsorship requests. The information is outlined to help you assess the compatibility of your sponsorship request with Adventist Health St. Helena’s mission – the guiding principle for all sponsorship allocations. Our team is eager and willing to work with you to create a mutually beneficial partnership that supports the needs of our community.

Adventist Health St. Helena Community Sponsorship/Partnership Goals:

  • Support programs that align with Adventist Health St. Helena’s mission to live God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.
  • To partner with community organizations on initiatives that will leverage our strengths as a hospital provider –including wellness, quality of life and environment.
  • To invest in our community to improve the quality of life for current and future residents.

In addition to investing in sponsorships, Adventist Health St. Helena employees are encouraged to volunteer and contribute to our community partners by providing leadership on boards, donation of time, energy and skills to a project or assist in other ways.

Sponsorship Project Funding Selection Criteria

In general, Adventist Health St. Helena supports projects that are:

  • Mission-aligned
  • Designed to improve community health with emphasis placed on those that address the priority focus areas from the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Healthcare agency projects addressing community health improvement and health education
  • Created to support the underserved, at-risk community populations
  • Helping children, adults and families learn critical life skills

Adventist Health St. Helena project funding is reviewed annually to address the ever-changing needs of the community. Support of projects during a specific year does not guarantee continued or future funding.

Adventist Health St. Helena does not provide sponsorship funding for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Fraternities or Sororities
  • Memberships
  • Smaller group activities
  • Pageants or field trips
  • Individual scholarships and fellowships
  • Organizations or activities outside of the Adventist Health St. Helena service area

Note: Adventist Health St. Helena does not discriminate based on creed, color, national origin, religion or gender.

Guidelines for Sponsorship Funding Submission

In order to ensure that sponsorship funds are being allocated in keeping with organizational goals, each application undergoes a full review by the sponsorship committee. Requests must be received 90-days in advance of the event date, and we ask that you allow a 45-day response window for your sponsorship request.

Adventist Health St. Helena will limit the support provided to a maximum of one request per organization unless an exemption is made by the sponsorship committee.

Requests for in-kind support, i.e. health screenings, promotional items/giveaways, etc. will be assigned a monetary value and considered part of Adventist Health St. Helena’s contribution to an organization.

Sponsorship Funding Request Form

Please click here to complete the form in order to have your sponsorship funding request considered by the Adventist Health St. Helena Sponsorship Committee.