Our History

Ashland Community Hospital Foundation is celebrating our 40th anniversary this year and we invite you to celebrate with us. With your support, we have received more than $10 million in charitable gifts since our founding. You, along with your neighbors and friends, have impacted every corner of the hospital and extended its reach into the Ashland and Talent communities. As part of our anniversary celebration, we collaborated with students at SOU to create a video that provides a glimpse into our first 40 years. Please enjoy our “walk down memory lane”.



Since 1977, Ashland Community Hospital Foundation has dedicated itself to supporting Ashland Community Hospital and the healthcare needs of our community. We have operated as an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization throughout our history. Our staff and office have been provided by the hospital to help further our mission. Recently, Asante made the decision to discontinue […]

School Nurse Program Receives Grant

Thanks once again to the Ashland Food Co-op for continuing to support the Healthy Foods-an Alternative to Medication initiative of the School Nurse Program.  The initiative was implemented in 2014 by Belinda Brown, RN when school nurses recognized children were seeking medication to relieve symptoms of hunger and dehydration. On a typical day, the school nurses see […]

Grants Help Care for School Kids School Nurse Program Receives $40,000

The School Nurse Program of Asante Ashland Community Hospital has once again received a grant from the Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The Walker Fund has been supporting the program since 2005 and notified Ashland Community Hospital Foundation they are renewing and increasing their support for the upcoming academic school year.  […]

A Creative Way to Support ACH Foundation’s Patrons Campaign

After her position as Head of Wardrobe for a traveling theater production company was put on pause, Emily Fauscett settled into Ashland in mid-March. Wondering how she could make a difference during the pandemic, she decided to direct her creative energies towards designing and selling colorful and whimsical earrings. She is donating one hundred percent […]

How You Can Help

Donors and community members have been reaching out to the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation (ACHF) with questions about how they can support Asante Ashland Community Hospital during this challenging time.  As we watch and learn from the trajectory of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in global and local areas we know that our healthcare resources are going […]

2020 Founders Appreciation Dinner Canceled

After thoughtful consideration, we have decided to cancel our annual Founders Appreciation Dinner scheduled for Friday, April 3 at the Ashland Hills Hotel. We did not reach this decision lightly, because the dinner is our special way of showing our appreciation for the generosity of our donors and volunteers and their valuable contributions to Asante […]

Equipment Helps Patients Breathe Easier

Thanks to Caregiver Fund Award The Patient Experience and Employee Engagement Committee (PEEEC) recently approved a $7,630.00 Caregiver Fund request to purchase two V30 Auto Mobility Units, which was submitted by Respiratory Therapy. The V30 units are the hospital equivalent of equipment patients use in their home to manage chronic COPD and shortness of breath. […]

School Nurse Program Awarded Grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation

On Tuesday, January 14, the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation was among 70 charities in Southwestern Oregon to receive a grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The grant for $7,500.00 supports the expansion of the School Nurse programof Asante Ashland Community Hospital into the Phoenix elementary and high schools, and the Ashland High School.  The School […]


Lights for Life Tree Lightings and Recognition Ads

Visit the Lights for Life trees this holiday season Lights for Life donations are symbolized by lights on two special trees located in Ashland and in Talent. The Ashland Lights for Life tree is located on Siskiyou Boulevard between the Library and Fire Department. It will be lit as part of the Ashland Festival of Light on Friday, November […]

Asante Ashland Gift Shop Gives Back

The Asante Ashland Volunteer Program recently awarded the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation with a donation of $9,650. The gift represents profits from the Asante Ashland Gift Shop from the 2019 fiscal year, which ended in September. Gift Shop volunteers include Kathy Fraser, Joan Hedges, Susan Rosenlund, and Lyn Ruiz. After careful consideration they chose to […]

Ashland Grizzlies Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

During the October 16th Pink Out, the Ashland High School Volleyball Team presented a check to the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation for $650.00 to support mammograms. The gift represented donations collected during Dig Pink Night, their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game, which was held on October 10th against Willamette High School. Following the check presentation, the team […]

Announcing the William G. and Ruth T. Evans Scholarship Recipients

$108,069 Awarded for the 2019-2020 Academic Year On Friday, September 20, 2019 the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation hosted the annual award luncheon at Asante Ashland for recipients of The William G. and Ruth T. Evans Endowed Nursing Scholarship. At the celebration recipients are recognized for their significant achievement and have the opportunity to meet members of […]

Turning Taxable Income into a Tax-Free Donation

Perhaps you’ve heard from a friend or relation who made a gift to a 501c3 nonprofit organization from their IRA Retirement Account. Perhaps you’ve heard whispers of ways to avoid stock market ups and downs by donating money to your favorite charity tax free during your lifetime! Perhaps you’ve stayed awake at night wondering how […]

School Kids Get a Boost

Grant Supports the School Nurse Program The School Nurse program of Asante Ashland was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from The Sharkey Foundation. It is the fourth consecutive year the foundation has lent its support to the program.  Since 1997 the Asante Ashland has been providing school nurses in K-8 schools in the Ashland and […]

True or False

Trivia Night at Louie’s Restaurant a Success? True! On Wednesday, June 26th Louie’s hosted a sold-out evening for Not Your Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night. The restaurant was bursting at the seams, and at their 70 person capacity. Asante Ashland employees, volunteers, friends and family did not disappoint, and were well represented with a number of teams. There were also team […]

Seeing is Believing

Lab Receives Staff Break Room Many thought the day would never come, but on June 24 the “ribbon” was cut and members of the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Asante Ashland Leadership, Adroit Construction, Foundation and Lab staff celebrated the completion of the new Lab staff break room. Thanks to the generosity of […]

Ashland Duffers Fore Health

On June 1st the Second Annual Ashland Duffers Golf Tournament was held at the Oak Knoll Golf Course. The tournament kicked off with a 9 hole 4-person scramble, and ended with a bar-b-que. The fun filled afternoon included prizes, raffles, and an awards party. The tournament raised $3,410 to support Ashland Community Hospital Foundation. The Duffers chose to split […]

Grants Help Care for School Kids

School Nurse Program Receives $31,100  In May, three different organizations stepped forward with grants to support school children in our community. The first is a $30,000 grant from the Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The Asante Ashland Community Hospital School Nurse Program wouldn’t be where it is today without the generosity […]

Louie’s Big Give to benefit Asante Ashland Community Hospital

For every $20.00 gift card purchased through June 30th from the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation, Louie’s Restaurant will donate $10 to support Asante Ashland Community Hospital. Purchase yours online or by calling (541) 201-4019. There is no limit to the number of cards you can purchase. Gift cards are valid for the full value and […]

Robby & Danette Harfst, Supporters Since 2003

Ashland is a remarkable place to live. The small-town feel, warm sense of community, cultural opportunities, and outdoor recreation make it a true gem in the Pacific Northwest. The Ashland Community Hospital Foundation ensures that world-class health care, a surprising achievement for a town of our size, is available when we need it. The Lights […]