Corporate Responsibility

From corporate giving to employee volunteering and caring for the environment, Providence gives back to the community in many different ways. Since 1987, our company has awarded more than $15 million dollars in grants and donations to local organizations. Our employees donate thousands of hours in community service. We also take seriously the call to be good stewards and care for the earth through our sustainability initiatives.

Community Benefits

Providence Health Plan is committed to meeting the health needs of the people we serve. This commitment is an integral part of our responsibility to serve the common good.

Every year we contribute financially to local organizations. We support a broad range of community-based initiatives in our service area, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable.

Ongoing Areas of Focus

Our Community Needs Assessment, completed every three years, identifies the areas of focus for our giving. Charitable organizations and activities that address the following target areas are given priority.

  • Access to behavioral health services
  • Access to primary care services for low-income or uninsured
  • Services for the frail and elderly
  • Access to culturally competent care for diverse populations
  • Essential community services (e.g., food, housing, shelter)

Recent Beneficiaries

The following organizations are a representative sampling of the larger recipient pool:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Salem
  • Cascade AIDS Project
  • Cascadia Behavioral Health
  • Central Oregon Health Collaborative
  • Community Health Partnership
  • Community Outreach, Inc.
  • Food for Lane County
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Patient Assistance Fund
  • Quiet Waters Outreach
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Stand for Children
  • United Way of Lane County
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Employee Volunteering

Providence Health Plan employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours each year. They are committed to serving the community, carrying out the Providence mission and making a difference.

The following list represents just some of the organizations our employees serve:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Amnesty International
  • Arc
  • Cares Northwest
  • Center for Victims of Torture
  • City Club of Portland
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Dougy Center
  • Friendly House
  • Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Goodwill
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medical Teams International, Mobile Dental Program
  • Mercy Corps
  • Miles From Molly - The Molly Thompson Memorial Fund
  • National Public Radio
  • Nightwatch
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Oregon Humane Society
  • Oregon Zoo
  • Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center
  • Outside In
  • OxFam
  • Project Linus
  • Quiet Waters Outreach
  • Raphael House
  • Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Spokane, Wash.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Sierra Club
  • Stand for Children
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way
  • Veterans of Oregon
  • Women for Women International

Sustainability

We believe in being good stewards of the environment. Toward this end, the Portland Service Area Sustainability Council was formed in 2006, and has since grown into a regional council that helps each of our service areas set and meet goals for sustainability within our health care operations.

Council members are focused on reaching out to and engaging employees in an effort to promote a healthier and more environmentally conscious workplace, as well as provide leadership in improving stewardship of resources.

Providence continues its work in the area of environmental awareness through the expansion of our green building design and construction program, health and sustainable food buying, recycling initiatives and the purchase of more environmentally -friendly and reusable products.