For Patient & Family Centred Care

Are you an IH Employee…

in the Central Okanagan with a great idea on how to improve care for patients of Interior Health? Nobody knows the patient experience and opportunities for improvement better than those working the front line. That’s why the KGH Foundation’s Grants Program for Patient & Family Centred Care is so rewarding.

Any Interior Health employee or medical staff from the Central Okanagan region (Peachland to Lake Country) can submit an application for a proposal that moves patient and family-centred care forward. Funded through the proceeds of the KGH Foundation Interior Health Staff 50/50 Lottery, this is an opportunity for staff to have a voice in how these funds are directed.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be considered.

Have your say

Help us improve Patient & Family Centred Care

For more information please contact:

Melina Moran
Manager of Grants and Fund Management

Ph: 250-862-4300 x7013




Since its inception in 2016 we have funded 170 grants totaling $399,590

How to Apply

Evaluation Criteria

  • Applications must demonstrate the impact on patient care and the ability to move healthcare forward in our community.
  • Projects eligible for funding through current Interior Health channels such as the operating budget or the annual capital equipment process will not be considered.
  • All Interior Health approval processes must still be met including completion of a Funding Confirmation Form and submission of quotes/supporting documentation.
  • Available funds will support a variety of locations and services within Interior Health including acute care, care facilities, community health & mental health programming.
  • Only applications directly benefiting the health of patients and families within the Central Okanagan will be considered.

The Process

What you need to expect

Complete & submit an Application Form to the KGH Foundation (Download Application Form in Chrome Browser for Fillable PDF Option)

In Person: KGH Foundation Office – Clinical Academic Campus at KGH
Fax: 250-862-4377


Applications will be reviewed quarterly by the PFCC Selection Committee representing stakeholders from all of the IH service areas, and successful applicants will be notified.

Quarterly application deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30 & December 31.

*December 31 deadline has been extended to January 4, 2022.

Applications must be received before 3 PM on the deadline date.

All applicants will receive notification following the review meeting.

Funds will be available for a limited time and must be expended within the time frame specified by the KGH Foundation.

Once the project/equipment is purchased and in operation, the successful applicant will be responsible for notifying the KGH Foundation and providing images and stories of the impact the grant has made on patient care.

Previous Quarter’s Awarded Grants

We received 12 applications with requests totaling over $34,000 and were able to provide funding for 8 requests totaling $17,611

To date, 170 grants have been awarded $399,590 thanks to funding made available through the KGH Foundation Staff Lotto.

Selected Grants Include:

  • Pocket Talkers – Quick Response Team
  • Patient Pager System – Kelowna UPCC
  • Music Therapy Radios – KGH ICU
  • Eye Masks – KGH Site-Wide
  • Pocket Dopplers – Home Health
  • Outstanding Families Initiative – KGH
  • Smart TV’s – Short Stay Unit at Cottonwoods
  • Mastectomy Pillows – KGH Site-Wide

“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.”

“Linking the passion and desires of donors to the needs/opportunities of the health system and KGH is such a privilege. I am inspired most by the people; our team, donors, clinicians & caregivers, and administrators and ultimately, the transformative changes to our system of care that become possible when we work together. I am grateful to be able to feel such purpose in my work.”