TFHS Foundation

Our Vision

Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation is the philanthropic incubator for innovative and creative advancement of Tahoe Forest Health System.

Our Mission

Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation creates a culture of collaboration which facilitates the exploration of creative opportunities and solutions that result in excellence in community health care.

Tahoe Forest Hospital was founded on philanthropy, and through continued generous support from our donors our health system is able to offer a wide variety of programs and services. In the spirit of the Dick Joseph Family, who in 1951 donated the land upon which the Truckee campus now rests, we are proud to provide resources to augment capital needs, facilitate special projects, and underwrite health and wellness programs throughout the Truckee-Tahoe community.

We are proud to work alongside our donors; volunteers; physicians and employees; and our friends in the community who have contributed significant resources over the years to help Tahoe Forest Health System achieve the vision "to serve our region by striving to be the best mountain health system in the nation."

Dick and Levon Joseph

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Community for Cancer Care Endowment

Tahoe Forest Health System created the Community for Cancer Care Endowment to fund high quality and varied services and programs offered through the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center (TFCC) for local cancer patients. All programs and services are funded through philanthropy. Some of them include: free caregiver education; WeCARE!™ a Community-Based Cancer Peer Navigator program providing special support on a one-to-one basis; Exercise for Energy; home health care; free health presentations from TFHS physicians and psychosocial programs, which aim to provide behavioral health and psychological services for those with chronic illness.

The following three components of the Community for Cancer Care Endowment are among the most significant of the Cancer Center expansion and must be funded by outside sources: Patient and Family Cancer Care Programs addressing the social, psychological, emotional and functional aspects of a patient and caregivers experience; a Sustainability Fund to attract and retain cancer care clinicians and oncology equipment to sustain Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, and a General Campaign for Cancer Care to support cancer services within Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.

Tahoe Forest Health System developed the Community for Cancer Care Endowment website as a resource to learn more about local cancer center needs, the endowment’s goals and mission, along with offering information about various ways to donate.