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Gratitude inspires
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About

At The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, gratitude inspires us every day. With the the help of our compassionate donors, we do more to help researchers find better treatments for the diseases affecting us most, pay it forward to a new generation of health care providers, and improve the health and well-being of our patients, our family, and our community.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the world-class health care organizations of St. Louis: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, BJC Home Care and Hospice, Evelyn’s House (hospice), and Washington University School of Medicine.

Power of Gratitude

Watch donors share their stories of gratitude and explain why they give to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Our donors include people from every walk of life. Some are grateful former patients or their loved ones; others are simply determined to make a difference. Some donors live as far away as China, while many are St. Louisans who are proud to support one of the crown jewels of our city.

With gifts from our generous donors, the Foundation strengthens and promotes

  • vital research that leads to treatment breakthroughs

  • patient care and services for those who need financial assistance

  • nursing scholarships and continuing education opportunities

  • community outreach programs, including more than 30,000 free flu shots annually for people all over the St. Louis area.

Since our founding in 1996, we’ve continued to grow and expand our impact on the community. Today, we are the largest charitable foundation in St. Louis (based on grant volume) and the largest private donor to Washington University School of Medicine, supporting research, grants, educational programs, and endowed chairs.

And we couldn’t do any of it without you.

Our donors' generosity – yesterday and today – makes it possible for us to provide exceptional care to every patient who needs us.

Susan Ell, Executive Director and Vice President
of the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital