About Asante Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Asante, Asante Foundation partners with the community to enhance health care in our region.
Established in 1973, the Foundation is committed to transforming the quality and scope of health care in Southern Oregon.
Asante Foundation works in partnership with the community to meet the growing needs of the region. Through fundraising, community engagement and events, we raise awareness, and most importantly, funds.
Community involvement is crucial, not only for enhancing local health care, but also for creating a critical health infrastructure to support a healthy, thriving community for years to come.
So why philanthropy? Because philanthropy provides an opportunity to offer the latest in technology, innovations in treatment, services and expert medical staff. Philanthropy is vital in supporting the demands of excellence in health care today and will become even more vital in supporting future capital projects for the health care of tomorrow.
Our commitment at Asante Foundation is to grow with the region. Our commitment is for excellence in comprehensive health care, to bringing the latest innovations in treatment and technology to Southern Oregon. Our commitment is to the health and well-being of our community. Our commitment is to you.
A Tradition of Philanthropy
From the first campaign to build Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital in the 1950s, the tradition of philanthropy began. Governed by a local board of directors composed of volunteers and physicians, all decisions were and continue to be made by people who live and work in the community.
Successful fundraising has enabled Asante to continue to meet the health care needs of our growing region. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of donors and fundraising programs, Asante’s tradition of philanthropy continues.
Then and now: Rogue Memorial Hospital developers circa 1950 (above); and an Asante Planning Committee meeting, January 2019.
Olsrud family donates $12 million to support the new women’s and children’s hospital at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Largest gift in Asante’s history benefits children and families in Southern Oregon MEDFORD, Ore. (June 22, 2022) Wanda and Sherm...
Asante Foundation hits $35 million milestone for AsanteForward campaign Largest philanthropic effort in Southern Oregon surpasses expectations; fueled by community support MEDFORD, Ore. (Feb. 9, 2022) Asante Foundation has surpassed the $35 million...
Since 1973, physicians at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center have performed more than 21,100 open-heart surgeries and nearly 20,000 coronary interventions, and have implanted more than 12,200 pacemakers and defibrillators. That's a lot of hearts! Building upon the...
We have launched our most ambitious philanthropic effort to date, AsanteForward.
As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to 600,000 people throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California.
Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.
Asante Foundation exists to encourage community support and involvement to advance health care excellence at Asante Health System for the benefit of the communities we serve.
Our vision is to be a trusted and strong community partner, enabling the tradition of Asante’s excellence in Southern Oregon’s health care.
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“There is incredible power in doing good. The golden rule should be more than a rule – it should be a purpose.”
—Gene Pelham, Rogue Credit Union