Cover Image of the 2021 Annual Report.

2021 Annual Report

Philanthropy at CommonSpirit Health had a phenomenal year last year, fueled by gratitude and generosity. Across the nation, our supporters and allies walked with us as we continued to navigate our way through the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This experience shined a bright light on what we’ve always known as a ministry -- that we must work toward a more just world and address all of the critical issues related to health and dignity.

Getting and staying healthy is not limited to what happens inside the doctor's office or hospital. Where you live, learn, work, play and pray affects your health and that of those around you. Having shelter, financial stability, access to equitable health care and a community support system all contribute to our ability to thrive.

Throughout this report you will find stories of how our donors and foundations are partnering to create health equity for everyone.

We take time in the CommonSpirit Health Philanthropy 2021 annual report to reflect on and celebrate. You helped us raise more than $285 million through philanthropy this year – a record-breaking amount for our ministry – to ensure that CommonSpirit Health can continue to serve the vulnerable and build healthy communities.

There is an act of kindness behind each and every one of those dollars that we honor in this report. In it, we bring you stories and statistics from the 80-plus foundations in our organization, located across the nation, to show you why we need this support and how these vital funds are making a difference.

We also meet donors across our nation, in places like Kearney, Nebraska and Los Angeles, California, who share their unique take on why they give, what it means to them personally and what it means to their communities. We see how their contributions allow programs to grow and facilities to expand to serve even more people in the places they call home.

We hope to show you the incredible impact you can have on so many – individually and collectively – when you connect your purpose and passion with our mission. Each gift, no matter the size, contributes to myriad possibilities to improve health. We are so thankful for each and every person who makes this commitment through philanthropy.

Thank you,

Fred Najjar
Executive Vice President
Chief Philanthropy Officer