Funding Priorities

For nearly 150 years, our work at SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis has been committed to a singular purpose: through unwavering faith and compassion, we help deliver exceptional health care to our communities. For our founding sisters, that meant understanding and addressing the most pressing immediate needs of the people – for us, it means the same thing today.

We work in close partnership with SSM Health's health ministries and caregivers in the St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson County and Metro East regions to make sure that those looking to make a direct philanthropic impact in our region always have a way to respond to our communities’ needs. Whether it means responding quickly in times of crisis, partnering with a specific hospital to bring a new resource to their community, or funding region-wide caregiver support programs, we work in shared courage with our benefactors to help SSM Health hospitals and health care workers respond swiftly to their patients’ needs.

This spirit of shared courage for a common good is not an exception in our region, but an identifying characteristic of our beautiful and diverse community – one that we see time and again as friends and neighbors come together to support and care for one another.