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.

Asante Foundation Rogue Memorial Hospital developers circa 1950

Asante Foundation Planning Committee

Then and now: Rogue Memorial Hospital developers circa 1950 (above); and an Asante Planning Committee meeting, January 2019.


2023 Walk for Hope on Oct. 7

2023 Walk for Hope on Oct. 7

The second annual Walk for Hope is on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at the Mary and Dick Heimann Cancer Center! This free community event brings cancer survivors and caregivers from Southern Oregon and Northern California together in a celebration of hope and a special...

Asante Foundation Board

Our Board

We are invested in generating community awareness and philanthropic support for our community.


Asante Doundation Director Floyd Harmon

Our Leader

We have launched our most ambitious philanthropic effort to date, AsanteForward.

Asante Foundation Staff

Our Staff

Professionals elevating health care for every person in our region through the power of philanthropy.


About Asante

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.


Excellence, Respect, Honesty, Service, Teamwork.

“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