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Charitable Foundations

The seven charitable foundations affiliated with Highmark Health fund programs that improve the health, well-being and quality of life for individuals in the communities that we are privileged to serve.

Highmark Caring Foundation

The Highmark Caring Foundation, funded primarily by Highmark Inc., supports the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and their Families. With facilities in Erie, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Warrendale, Pa., the Caring Place makes a positive difference in the lives of grieving children and their families.

Highmark Caring Foundation is an independent licensee of the BCBSA


The following foundations do not provide Blue Cross or Blue Shield services.

Allegheny Valley Hospital Trust
Allegheny Valley Hospital Trust is the philanthropic source of support for Allegheny Valley Hospital, a member of the Allegheny Health Network. The Trust raises and distributes funds that will promote and support the capital, operational and program needs related to the care of the sick, injured and disabled and the promotion of health for the patients of Allegheny Valley Hospital.
Forbes Health Foundation
The Forbes Health Foundation is the philanthropic resource for Forbes Hospital and Forbes Hospice, members of the Allegheny Health Network. The foundation's mission is to raise funds to advance quality health care at Forbes Hospital and Forbes Hospice.
Highmark Foundation
With support from Highmark Inc., the Highmark Foundation supports programs that promote the health and well-being of the communities served by Highmark Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. The foundation's areas of focus include chronic disease, family health, service delivery systems and healthy communities.
St. Vincent Hospital Foundation
The Saint Vincent Foundation, is the fundraising and endowment division of Saint Vincent Hospital, one of seven hospitals in the Allegheny Heath Network. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring available funding for the hospital's immediate, most pressing needs and to building an endowment to assure the continuation of quality healthcare for generations to come.
Suburban Health Foundation
An Allegheny Health Network foundation, he Suburban Health Foundation is committed to providing financial support toward healthcare services that are provided to northern Pittsburgh communities at The Suburban Health Foundation's Suburban Campus. The foundation supports emergency care, health education programs, and patient financial assistance.
West Penn Hospital Foundation
West Penn Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic resource for West Penn Hospital, a member of the Allegheny Health Network. Established in 1984, the foundation raises, invests and distributes funds in support of West Penn Hospital, the Hospitals' medical programs, patient and family care, research, education and community programs.