Cover of the 2022 CommonSpirit Health Philanthropy Annual Report.

2022 Annual Report

Every act of humankindness is worthy of celebration. Every expression of gratitude deserves recognition. Philanthropy at CommonSpirit Health had a remarkable fiscal year last year and together we have much to celebrate.

Through times that tried our nation, our 80-plus community-based foundations continued their work. You walked with us, unwavering in your commitment to our mission.

This year however, we paused, took a collective breath, and opened a new and brighter chapter.

Informed by our experiences with the profound hurt and inequity visible in communities all around us, we were compelled to act. We answered the calling. Our philanthropy ministry refocused, committing ourselves to boldly advancing humankindness and health justice for all. Nationally, we launched the CommonSpirit Health Foundation, dedicated to changing lives through pioneering programs that improve mental and maternal health, prevent violence and human trafficking, and create healthier communities nationwide. We committed to raise $50 million to support the new Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness and Health Justice and are focused on advancing the historic More in Common Alliance, a 10-year, $100 million partnership between CommonSpirit and Morehouse School of Medicine to increase cultural competency and expand opportunities for underrepresented health care providers.

Across our ministry local foundations echoed our focus on health justice, expanding access, pioneering new programs for our patients and caring for those in need. Throughout this report you will read stories of how our foundations and supporters — from Los Angeles to Lexington, Kentucky — are partnering to create health justice for all by removing barriers to care in the form of access, language, representation and financial constraints.

Every dollar given—every act of kindness—tells a story.

We take time in the CommonSpirit Health 2022 Philanthropy Annual Report to reflect and celebrate all that we accomplished together. Your inspired philanthropy led the way to record-breaking fundraising — more than $300 million — in support of our bold vision. We are honored to share with you the impact your giving makes.

Your generosity and expressions of gratitude — individually and collectively — enable us to envision and achieve the remarkable. Thank you for working with us, connecting your purpose and passion with our mission to build more resilient communities. Together, we continue to advocate for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovate how and where healing can happen—both inside our hospitals and out in our communities.

With gratitude,

Fred Najjar
Executive Vice President
Chief Philanthropy Officer
President, CommonSpirit Health Foundation