Transforming health care in the southern interior.

Giving Changes Everything

The KGH Foundation was established in 1978 to support the growing demand by local philanthropists to close the gap between the provincial standard and what is possible in the delivery of advanced medical care in the southern interior. We are the lead fundraising organization for the Kelowna General Hospital and its associated care facilities, JoeAnna’s House and the Central Okanagan Hospice House.

We all will face a medical emergency or serious illness at some point in our lives. And when we do, access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and the highest quality patient care is the difference; a promise of hope, relief, comfort, and peace in the face of the unknown. Together with our donors, through partnership, structured investment and imagination, we build the foundations for change and world-class health care right here at home.

From the foundation up, together, we build excellence.


World Class Health Care at Home.

The vision describes the Foundation’s hope that world class health care is not the purview of large cities alone. That through innovation, technology, and commitment world class healthcare can be made available to everyone wherever they may call home.


Catalyze the community through leadership, partnership, innovation and by challenging the status quo. Our mission centers on our role in focusing caring and philanthropy in a unique and innovative way on the task of creating world class health care for everyone.


Excellence – To be effective and impactful with our resources
Passion – Committed to our work, our partners and our community
Integrity – To serve with transparency and accountability
Compassion – To improve the well-being of our friends, our family and our neighbours.

Our values speak to our commitment to demonstrate excellence, undertake our work with a driving passion, conduct ourselves with integrity in all actions, and to do so from a place of compassion and empathy.

Board of Directors

The KGH Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of outstanding community leaders with a commitment to excellence in health care.

Business Enterprises

The KGH Foundation operates several volunteer-run businesses. All profits from these business enterprises are invested back into advancing health care in our region.

“People always ask why, but maybe they should ask why not! You get to work with the nicest people, for the nicest people. It’s the best kind of job satisfaction you’ll ever find.”

“I am inspired by how selfless people are – caring for others who they have never met and whose story they may never know.  But yet they give generously to make the situation of others better.  I have so much respect for those who act to make the world a better place.  In the end it’s all that matters.”