Children are at the heart of what we do.
When it comes to health care, children are not just “small adults.” Children have different diseases—sometimes even different symptoms—than those of adults, and their care requires specific expertise and appropriate equipment. As Tampa’s first acute care facility dedicated solely to children, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH) was designed to ensure the highest quality pediatric care for children with even the most complex or chronic conditions.
Our children’s hospital is an all-private room facility that both accommodates and encourages a parent to room with their child. We know that children get better faster with the active involvement of family and that parents know their children better than we ever could. Therefore, our facility provides day beds/sofas in every room and laundry facilities on every floor. Our 186-bed facility is home to a medical staff of nearly 200 physicians with nearly 80 pediatric specialists, representing almost every major pediatric sub-specialty. SJCH has earned a reputation for pediatric excellence that attracts families from across our region and beyond. We provide more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Hillsborough County and are the third largest children’s hospital in Florida.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation inspires the community to engage in philanthropic investment in the unique brand of care that is St. Joseph’s Hospitals. Community support for St. Joseph’s reflects the trust and reliance generations of patients and families have in us, and has helped to preserve our rich tradition of compassionate care while fueling innovation and medical excellence, and making possible facilities, technology, programs, and services to serve each patient’s needs better.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation is entrusted with the community’s philanthropic investment in St. Joseph’s Hospitals. As a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization, our role is to secure, manage and steward philanthropic support to benefit the healthcare mission of St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, and St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, all located in the greater Tampa, Florida region.
The St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation works to cultivate and secure private and corporate gifts and grants through a variety of annual giving programs, proposal submissions, major and planned gift development, and special events. The Foundations are responsible for donor recognition and stewardship, and management and investment of donated funds to ensure their wise use and assure donor intent is fulfilled now and in the future. A professional staff is employed to carry out these programs as well as manage administrative and financial functions.
A Board of Directors governs the Foundation made up of community-based volunteers, including business leaders, church representatives, and individuals who hold St. Joseph’s and healthcare as a personal and charitable priority.
Stewardship and Privacy
The Foundation has as one of its core principles, to demonstrate superior practices of financial stewardship and governance, which we interpret to include transparency and compliance. As such, we strive to be a model in the areas of patient and donor privacy and confidentiality, as well as donor and gift stewardship. To guide our efforts, we subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights set forth by significant philanthropic associations, nationally, and internationally.
We hold donor privacy as a high priority and have a designated a member of our staff to ensure compliance and monitor that all Foundation representatives and associates adhere to HIPAA privacy standards and regulations. In doing so, it is important to note that the Foundation does not sell or trade donor information.
Financial Stewardship, Reporting, and Compliance
An independent audit of the Foundation’s financial position is conducted annually and reviewed by the Board of Trustees to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals in the United States. The Foundation complies with all necessary reporting to maintain our IRS designated 501(c) 3 status, including a 990 tax return, and Florida State Registration #CH654. We attempt to cover Foundation operating costs with investment income and earnings, before using any donated funds. A 5% fund management fee is allocated annually for unrestricted purposes and may be designated for Hospital and Foundation needs including endowment, operations, and programs.
Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law and an appropriate gift acknowledgement or receipt is provided to each donor.
A copy of the official registration (#CH654) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services on their website (www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com) or by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. State of Florida Solicitation Number CH654. Please contact us if you do not wish to receive future fund-raising requests supporting St. Joseph’s Hospitals.