Why Give?

How your gift makes an impact

Because you give
Lives are saved Families stay together KGH is advancing Problems are solved

Your support bridges the gap between the expanding healthcare needs in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, and Kelowna General Hospital’s equipment, training, and capacity to deliver care. Your gift means reduced wait times, better patient outcomes, an increase in specialized care, and so much more. Because you give, we are building world-class healthcare right here at home.

With over 440 inpatient beds and 20 operating rooms, KGH is one of the largest and most advanced hospitals in Western Canada.
As a result, KGH is a tertiary referral hospital that delivers care to patients across the Interior Health region, which has a total population of over 800,000. That means that donations directly impact those not just in Kelowna, but those in surrounding communities as well. The services provided at KGH are crucial for maintaining and restoring good health, and the Foundation is the way in which you can support those services as well as the transformation of the healthcare system. Giving changes everything.
How Your Gift
Makes An Impact

Projects Funded

$ 0 M

in Donation Disbursments


Areas of Care Supported

*in the 2022/23 Fiscal Year

In 2022/2023, your support resulted in the KGH Foundation generating over $14.6 million in revenue. In turn, 155 project grants were approved to advance healthcare in our region. From a brand new Interventional Radiology (IR) suite that has brought advanced stroke care to Kelowna General Hospital, to a joint community grant that has allowed air ambulances to preform life saving blood transfusions, big and small gifts alike have had, and continues to have, an immeasurable impact on the community.

In addition, you can be sure that we will 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.

Our Latest Impact Report
The KGH Foundation publishes an annual Impact Report to demonstrate the positive outcomes of donor support. The report showcases the funded programs, projects, and initiatives that have made a difference in healthcare. It includes stories of transformed lives, financial transparency, and highlights the collective impact achieved through community generosity. Your support creates tangible change in healthcare. Download a copy of our latest impact report.
Ways to Give
There are many ways to give, and together, we can build world-class health care, right here at home.


Giving has never been easier – complete your online donation from anywhere on your computer or mobile device!


You can make world-class health care right here at home a year-round priority by signing up for monthly giving.


When you partner with KGH Foundation, you have the opportunity to transform healthcare in our region and make a big difference.


By hosting a fundraiser, you create opportunities for individuals and organizations to come together in support of regional health care.


With a donation of securities or mutual funds, capital gains tax does not apply, allowing you to give more by not paying tax on capital gains.


Explore the various ways you can make a meaningful contribution to advancing health care in our region.
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, 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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