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 in. We know that children get better faster with the active involvement of family, and that parents know their children better than we ever could, so 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 Hospitals Foundation inspires the community to engage in philanthropic investment in the special 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 better serve each patient’s needs.
St. Joseph’s Hospitals 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 Foundation secures private and corporate gifts and grants through annual giving programs, proposal submissions, major and planned gift development and special events. To fulfill this responsibility, the Foundation also conducts outreach and communication activities on behalf of our hospitals to engage the community in our mission. A professional staff is employed to carry out these programs and manage the administrative and financial responsibilities.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors made up of community-based volunteers, including business leaders, church representatives, and individuals who hold St. Joseph’s and health care among their personal charitable priorities.
Stewardship and Privacy
We strive to be a model in donor and gift stewardship and as such subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights set forth by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, CASE, and AFP. We are responsible for donor and gift stewardship, including management of donated funds to ensure fulfillment of donor intent now and in the future. We hold donor privacy as a high priority and have a designated member of our staff to ensure compliance and to monitor that Foundation representatives and associates adhere to HIPAA privacy standards and regulations. 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.800helpfla.com or by calling toll-free (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.