Equitable College Access Begins with Affordability

Equity in College Access Begins with Affordability Guest Post - Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships In recent years, discussions around college admissions have spotlighted various efforts to enhance equitable college access. Some work has been done to improve access, such as direct eligibility and automated admissions. For instance, where I live in Long Beach,

Equitable Education Begins Before Birth

Equitable Education Begins Before Birth   At the end of 2023, St. Joseph Fund (SJF) celebrated the conclusion of its Education Initiative's inaugural year. This initiative aimed to establish and strengthen relationships with community partners in Washington state and focused on developing capacity-building strategies to strengthen internal policies and systems toward equitable education. The BIPOC-led

Building Resilience: Disaster Relief Grant Impacts Around the Globe

Providing families in Turkey and Syria with critical supplies. Photo courtesy of Caritas. Building Resilience: Disaster Relief Grant Impacts Around the Globe As the grantmaking foundation of Providence, SJF's disaster response and resilience strategy prioritizes immediate relief, long-term recovery, and preparedness for vulnerable communities. With the rising frequency and severity of disasters globally,

Rooted In Love: Birth Justice Collaborative

Photos Courtesy of Hummingbird Indigenous Services and Surge Reproductive Justice   Rooted In Love: Birth Justice Collaborative At the end of 2023, St. Joseph Fund (SJF) wrapped its Education Initiative's inaugural year. The initiative worked to build relationships with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community partners in Washington state to strengthen capacity

St. Joseph Fund 2023 Annual Report – Human Connection

St. Joseph Fund 2023 Annual Report - Human Connection We are pleased to present our 2023 annual report, “Human Connection," which highlights the impacts of our long-term partnerships rooted in love. Thank you for the opportunity to share our long-standing initiatives and new ones focused on community healing and resilience.

Community Power Building Requires a Leap of Faith

  Community Power Building Requires a Leap of Faith Guest Post: Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships   Building community capacity is second nature for the St. Joseph Fund. While the work may not be evident to other funders or others in healthcare, it has been the core of our work for decades. Forty years

In El Salvador, Sisters of Providence Bring Hope through Dignity

In El Salvador, Sisters of Providence Bring Hope through Dignity Guest Post: Gabriela Robles - Chief Executive, St. Joseph Fund and Interim, Chief Mission Integration Officer, South Division Providence St. Joseph Health I just got back from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to El Salvador. The purpose of the trip was to connect with the Sisters of Providence

Reflection, Change, and Hope

  Reflection, Change, and Hope, St. Joseph Fund Guest Post - Gabriela Robles, CEO and President As I reflect on the past year, the impact of our collective efforts becomes abundantly clear. Your resilience and determination is evident. Together, we've woven a narrative of hope, empathy, and dedication, rooted in love. We are shaping future

Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story: The Community Building Initiative

Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story: The Community Building Initiative Guest Post: Gabriela Robles, CEO and President   I had the opportunity last week to welcome leaders from the Fund’s Community Building Initiative (CBI) to a two-day convening called “Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story.” Our stories, our lived experiences, are an asset. They help inform and

Rooted in Love: Adelanto Water Justice Coalition

Rooted in Love: Adelanto Water Justice Coalition Water-related issues impact the health and livelihood of communities disproportionately. Unidos Por Un Adelanto Mejor, partners of SCJPF’s Community Building Initiative (CBI), are addressing water justice and quality issues in North Adelanto, a city in San Bernardino County in the high desert region of Southern California. The immediate

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