Ways to Give

Your generous support, along with that of our other donors and partners in philanthropy, allows St. John’s Healthcare Foundation to raise, manage and distribute funds in support of the mission and values of St. John’s Hospitals.

You can read about the many ways that our hospitals help improve the health and quality of life in our community, in our latest Community Benefit report.
Thank you for helping us make a difference! 

Outright Gifts

St. John’s Healthcare Foundation accepts donations in the form of:

  • Cash, Checks, Credit cards
  • Gifts of Stock and Securities
  • Assets such as Real Estate and Automobiles


Humanitarian Gift Society
Join our largest Annual Giving Society- The HUMANITARIANS

The two hospitals receive support through many means.  The most revered and prestigious of these is the St. John’s Humanitarian Gift Society.  

The St. John’s Humanitarian Gift Society was created in 1952 by a dedicated group of business, civic and medical leaders who recognized the importance of making a significant investment to ensure the availability of high-quality health care resources to their community. Members play a crucial role in the hospitals’ mission by raising funds to ensure that St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital are equipped to maintain the highest standards of care for the twenty-first century and beyond.  The group’s importance to the hospitals continues to increase as government funding cutbacks and the growth of managed care make private philanthropy an ever-more-vital factor in health care delivery.

The principal benefit of membership in The St. John’s Humanitarian Gift Society is the knowledge that you are playing an influential role in fostering the health and well-being of thousands of your neighbors and advancing the quality of life in your community. Contributions at every level are tax-deductible.  

Planned or Deferred Gifts

When included as part of an estate plan, charitable gifts can enable you to enjoy tax benefits, increase your retirement income, provide for your children and other loved ones, and support your favorite hospitals.  For more information Call Debi Klein in the Foundation office at (805) 988-2635.

Estate and Planned Giving

It is our hope that these helpful planned giving pages will be beneficial to you and your family in learning about gift planning and the ways you can fulfill your philanthropic goals.

Honor Someone Special

A gift in support of the charitable work of St. John's is a meaningful way to remember someone dear to you, honor or thank a loved one, or celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other occasion.

Volunteer and make a difference!

Read more about volunteering, and download application materials, by going to the volunteer section of our website.