Current Priorities

Transforming Health Care in Our Region

Foundations of Care
For patients and families who call the southern interior of B.C. home, building excellence in regional health care is built from the foundation up, with purposeful partnerships, structured investment, demonstrated need and dreaming big. Our work together is anchored by these foundations.


We prioritize funding acute care to provide patients with the highest level of care possible, utilizing advanced tools and technology.


Investing in cutting-edge research and innovative technologies is critical to advancing medical knowledge and improving patient outcomes.


We aim to make quality health care services accessible to all by bringing health care services to underserved communities.


We’re committed to enhancing the quality of health care services in our region by investing in programs and initiatives that make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families.



Projects Funded

$ 0 M

in Donation Disbursments


Areas of Care Supported

*in the 2022/23 Fiscal Year

Closer to home than you think
This is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in KGH Foundation history. A bold commitment to raise $40 million to support the change needed, right here at home. Together, we will catalyze our community’s ability to drive health care forward and provide for the most urgent needs of the people who live in the interior of BC.

The future of health care begins at home. The future of health care begins today. With your help, we will take the brave step forward needed to build the innovative, inclusive, accessible, sustainable and accountable health care that we all deserve.

It’s time to bring it home.

JoeAnna’s House

Opened in 2019 and steps away from Kelowna General Hospital, JoeAnna’s House provides accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at KGH.

Because you give, families have a safe and comfortable place to call home when they need it most.
Hospice House
Hospice House is a place where individuals can live, find comfort and connect. With all the comforts of home including private individual rooms, beautiful gardens, and gathering rooms, there are ample places to spend time enjoying the company of loved ones and friends.

A gift is a special way to celebrate, honour and remember the lives of loved ones. When you make a gift to the KGH Foundation to support Hospice House and Palliative Care, you are contributing to the compassionate care for individuals and families.
Additional Priorities
We are committed to improving care across the entire system of health care in the Southern Interior. In addition to our current priorities, we also accept gifts and look to make an impact in other areas of care, such as neonatal, pediatric, seniors care, chronic disease & rehabilitation, and more.

If you would like to make a donation to a particular area of care that you don’t see listed online, please feel free to contact our team, and we will do our best to help you find the appropriate fund so that your gift can impact your desired area of care.
Organizational Efficiency
At the KGH Foundation, we take great care with your gifts. The Foundation participates in an international benchmarking program to ensure our standards for achievement are measured according to the highest industry standards.

Our current Return on Investment (an indicator of “Fundraising Efficiency” – representing the return on each dollar spent) is $4.85, and our Cost to Raise a Dollar (or Fundraising Effectiveness) is $0.21.

* AHP (Association of Healthcare Philanthropy) Canadian Median for Fundraising Efficiency (where a higher number is better) is $4.35.
** AHP Canadian Median for Fundraising Effectiveness (where a lower number is better) is $0.23.

Frequently Asked Questions

The KGH Foundation offers various ways to make a donation. You can donate online using a secure payment portal. Alternatively, you can send a check or money order by mail to 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. We also have options for many other forms of giving – to learn more, click here.

The KGH Foundation ensures that every donation is put to good use for the betterment of patient care, medical research, and facility enhancements at Kelowna General Hospital, other health care facilities in the Southern Interior, and our community partners (such as CMHA Kelowna). We work closely with the hospital administration and medical professionals to identify areas of greatest need and allocate funds accordingly. Rest assured that your contribution will have a direct and positive impact on the health and well-being of patients in our community.

Yes, the KGH Foundation is a registered charitable organization, and donations made to us are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Upon receiving your donation of $20 or greater, we will provide you with a tax receipt that you can use for tax purposes. It’s always advisable to consult with a tax professional to understand the specific tax benefits associated with your donation.

Absolutely! The KGH Foundation recognizes the importance of donor choice. We offer a range of programs and initiatives that you can support with your donation, such as cancer care, cardiac services, pediatric care, mental health, and more. When making your donation, you can specify the area or program you wish to support, and we will ensure that your contribution is directed accordingly. If you have any questions or need assistance in selecting a specific cause, our team is available to help you make an informed decision.
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