Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Covenant Foundation?
The Covenant Foundation is a branch of Covenant Health that raises funds for Covenant programs, equipment and capital projects. The Foundation’s goals are to increase awareness and education, raise funding, and promote the mission of Covenant Health System within the community.
Is the Covenant Foundation a not-for-profit organization?
A not-for-profit organization is qualified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax-exempt organization. The IRS has approved the Covenant Foundation’s 501(c) (3) status and acknowledges our not-for-profit status.
How does the Covenant Foundation raise funds for Covenant programs?
The Covenant Foundation uses many venues for raising money to be distributed throughout Covenant Health for programs or projects, including:
- Special Events - The Covenant Foundation hosts seven annual events benefiting the Covenant Heart & Vascular Institute, Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center (JACC), Covenant Children’s Hospital, and Hospice of Lubbock
- Covenant Cares – Employee Giving Campaign: The Covenant Foundation and other Covenant Health employees lead the way for annual giving, year after year, with this incredible employee campaign. In 2010, employees pledged to make contributions totaling more than $658,000.00 for the 2011 calendar year!
- Grants - The Covenant Foundation has a Grant Specialist who submits proposals for local, state and national grants. Every year, our grants account for more than half of the money brought in through the Covenant Foundation.
- Samaritan Society - In 2009, the Covenant Foundation instituted a recognition society for donors making cumulative annual gifts of $1,000 or more to any service line, program or equipment project they designate.
How can I be involved with the Covenant Foundation?
We have many ways that interested community members can get involved through the Covenant Foundation. You can be a volunteer for one of our development boards, help with special events or make a donation. We want to discuss these opportunities with you in more depth, so please give us a call at 806.725.6089.