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Charitable Foundations

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

In some cases, these foundations not only support good work in our communities but play a leading role themselves on important health issues. For example, the Highmark Foundation has collaborated with Axial Healthcare, a leading pain medication and pain care management company, to address the opioid epidemic. The Highmark Caring Place, supported by the Highmark Caring Foundation, is broadly recognized as a leader in helping children cope with grief, including training and consulting with schools and professionals who work with grieving children. And the five hospital-affiliated foundations have legacies of community-focused philanthropy dating back decades, and continue to provide meaningful investments that enhance the quality and scope of care and services that Allegheny Health Network provides to its patients.

Alle-Kiski Medical Center Trust

Established in 2005, the Alle-Kiski Medical Center Trust supports Allegheny Valley Hospital, an Allegheny Health Network hospital. More information at supportahn.org.

Forbes Health Foundation

Established in 2005, the Forbes Health Foundation supports Forbes Hospital, an Allegheny Health Network hospital. More information at supportahn.org.

Highmark Caring Foundation

Highmark Caring Foundation, funded primarily by Highmark Inc., supports the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families. More information at highmarkcaringplace.com.

Highmark Foundation

Highmark Foundation, with support from Highmark Inc., supports programs that promote the health and well-being of the communities served by Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. More information at highmarkfoundation.com.

Saint Vincent Foundation for Health and Human Services

Established in 1989, the Saint Vincent Foundation for Health and Human Services supports Saint Vincent Hospital, an Allegheny Health Network hospital. More information at supportahn.org.

Suburban Health Foundation

Established in 1985, the Suburban Health Foundation supports the Suburban Campus of Allegheny General Hospital, an Allegheny Health Network hospital. More information at supportahn.org.

Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation

Established in 1984, the Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation supports West Penn Hospital, an Allegheny Health Network hospital. More information at supportahn.org.

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Our foundations at work

Highmark Health's 2020 annual report highlights the remarkable ways we engage in the community.

Highmark Health's 2020 annual report highlights the remarkable ways we engage in the community.

When COVID-19 made in-person support impossible, the Caring Place team found new ways to help grieving children and families.

When COVID-19 made in-person support impossible, the Caring Place team found new ways to help grieving children and families.

Highark's vice president and executive medial director of Strategic Initiatives,
Dr. Caesar DeLeo, discusses America's opioid epidemic.

Highark's vice president and executive medial director of Strategic Initiatives, Dr. Caesar DeLeo, discusses America's opioid epidemic.

Highmark Foundation honored Franklin Elementary Center nurse with $1,500 award

Highmark Foundation honored Franklin Elementary Center nurse with $1,500 award.

Highmark Foundation awarded $25,000 grant

Highmark Foundation awarded $25,000 grant to support a community-based cancer screening navigation program in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware awarded $580,000 in grants

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware awarded $580,000 in grants to support various community health programs and initiatives in the region.

Highmark Foundation partnered with Penn State.

Highmark Foundation partnered with Penn State PRO Wellness, awarding $80,000 grant toward Healthy Champions program.


The 2018 community health forum brings health education to the community.

South Hills "Table Talk" leads to mini grants from one of our affiliated foundations to tackle big issues.

Learn more about the Highmark Foundation's $68,000 award to Valley Youth House, a program that promotes health and life skills to adolescents.

Learn more about the Highmark Foundation's $68,000 award to Valley Youth House, a program that promotes health and life skills to adolescents.

The Highmark Caring Place is at work in our Pennsylvania communities helping children of overdose victims to heal.

The Highmark Caring Place is at work in our Pennsylvania communities helping children of overdose victims to heal.