Area of Greatest Need
At Providence Everett
Give Where It's Needed Most
Your gift to the Area of Greatest Need allows our Foundation and Hospital to respond quickly to our community's most pressing health care needs. These needs might include a new piece of medical equipment, restocking the clothes closet in the Emergency Department, education and training for our caregivers, or flu shots for those who couldn't otherwise afford them.
It's Providence's mission to serve the poor and most vulnerable. Your unrestricted gift help us provide care for those that need it most.
We're able to react quickly when costly equipment must be replaced, a community need arises or a program or service needs to expand.
Equipment and Programs
This fund gives us the flexibility to invest in not-otherwise-funded technology or programs.
Our Philanthropic Needs
Advancing TechnologyThe Area of Greatest Need Fund allows us to upgrade, maintain or purchase the most advanced equipment and technology for our growing population. When a medical team comes to us with a request that can save or enhance lives, we’re able to quickly get them the tools they need to do that. Often, these needs arise without the time for a new hospital budget cycle or fundraising campaign.
Community OutreachThe Area of Greatest Need Fund supports the health of our community, beyond our hospital and clinic walls. It might equip a mountain rescue team with medical monitoring equipment, help pay for mental health counselors at Boys & Girls Club camps or provide basic health care through programs that reach the most vulnerable. This fund allows us to be nimble and ready meet a community need.
Providence General Foundation is thrilled to announce Joe and Ashley Gaffney as 2023 Festival of Trees Chairs.
Young Donors Dedicated to Their Community's Health
A group of kindhearted kiddos in Everett recently held a bake sale at their local park, with part of the proceeds donated to Providence and the remainder to “saving the world.” We’re honored to share their hard-earned donation with such a worthy cause!
Why I Give: Tom Whittier
A CNA at Providence Everett Colby Campus, Tom is proud to give back to the organization he says helped give him and his dad more time together.
Musical Medicine: Easing Pain & Bringing Joy
Carts of equipment clattering down the hallway, beeps and buzzes of heart monitors, urgent pages over the intercom— the sounds of health care can be unsettling. But for a short while, hospital patients, visitors, and staff can experience calm among the clatter with a different kind of medicine: harp, guitar, and soft vocal music from Sacred Harmonies, Providence Everett’s therapeutic music program.
1 Year Later: Celebrating a NICU Success
Every first birthday party is special. But when Afton O’Connor turned one year old in March, you better believe it was quite a celebration. Every day is a celebration because Afton had a rocky start to life.
Patient's Gratitude Goes Further with Matching Grant
Ming “Mitch” Qi Shao arrived at Providence Everett after falling into the frigid waters of Puget Sound while crabbing. One of his oars separated from his rowboat, and he jumped in to try to get it—before long, he was too far from his boat to get back.
Going the distance for first-class heart care
Jim O’Neill was feeling off. He couldn’t walk more than four or five minutes without needing to sit. His primary care doctor told him it was likely from long COVID and there weren’t many treatment options. But that diagnosis didn’t seem right to Jim.
"I am so grateful to this community"
The Bjorg family is a pillar of philanthropy in Snohomish County. For more than three decades Carol, her late husband Gordy, and their two adult children and spouses have generously given their time and treasure to better the community that has provide so much for them.