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

Community Power Building: A Fresh Approach to Wellness

Illustration by Cap Pannell   By GABRIELA ROBLES, MAHCM, MBA, MURP CEO & President, St. Joseph Fund Interim Chief Mission Integration Officer for South Division, Providence   St. Joseph Fund (SJF) CEO & President Gabriela Robles has a deep sense of purpose that drives her to contribute to the overall health and well-being

Getting to the Heart of Civic Engagement

Getting to the Heart of Civic Engagement – The Value of Day-to-Day Interactions Guest Post - Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships Have you considered getting involved and becoming more civically engaged? If so, when you think about what that means, do you think school boards, local government commissions, and elected positions at the city,

The Power of Our Partners’ Impact

The Power of Our Partners' Impact At the heart of the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund's (Fund) mission is a deeply rooted belief in the power of community to transform distressed local conditions. This approach fosters grassroots engagement, allowing communities to identify, advocate for, and implement their agenda for change. Community power building is

The Heart of CBI – Our Communities’ Stories

The Heart of CBI - Our Communities' Stories   Stories are about heart. Recently, we gathered with representatives from different cohorts of our Community Building Initiative (CBI) to understand the impact of their stories.   As the grantmaking foundation of Providence, the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund (Fund) endeavors to improve our communities' health and

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

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