Our Impact

As a nonprofit organization, St. Charles Health System has a responsibility to give back to the Central Oregon community. It is our honor and privilege to fill this important role. 

We take our role as a community resource seriously and do our best to partner with other local groups to ensure Central Oregonians have access to the health services they need when they need them most. We are proud of the contribution our community benefit program makes to support a healing environment and a healthier future for our friends and neighbors. 

Basic needs grant projects 

The St. Charles Community Benefit Department selects a variety of projects each year with the common goal of addressing the health care needs within our region. Recent projects include: 

  • Council on Aging of Central Oregon: Funds go toward the organization’s Family Respite Program
  • Family Access Network: Funding to support critical FAN advocates in Deschutes County
  • Jericho Road: Funds go toward weekend food program that provides food for Redmond kids during the weekend
  • Crook County School District: Funds go toward weekend food program that provides food for Prineville kids during the weekend
  • KIDS Center: Support for the KIDS Center child abuse intervention center serving Central Oregon. KIDS Center evaluates and treats more than 300 children a year who are suspected victims of abuse
  • Redmond Senior Center: Funds go toward providing a variety of services and programs to the senior population in Redmond  
  • Crook County Kids Club: Funds are used to provide kids with education, nutritious meals, positive role models and other services 
  • The 1017 Project- Beef for Food Banks: Provides a sustainable supply of high-quality beef to food banks