Our Mission & Values

OUR MISSION:
TO BUILD HEALTH EQUITY
IN SILICON VALLEY

We believe that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to be healthy. That a person’s income, race, immigration status, language, age, or zip code should never act as a barrier to health.

In 1996, was formed from the sale of a local nonprofit hospital system to a for-profit corporation. Since then, we have served the Silicon Valley community as a nonprofit operating foundation. is what’s known as a “hospital conversion foundation” or “health care conversion foundation.”

For over 25 years we’ve ensured that health related grants, policies, and services exist to help give everyone the opportunity to be healthy – especially the most vulnerable. That’s what building health equity means to us.

It’s a mission driven by our core values, and one that we try to achieve as a local provider, funder, and advocate. But we can’t do it alone. With the support of our funders, donors, and volunteers, and by partnering with community-based organizations, policymakers, and local leaders, together we can build the equity we seek.

Because everyone’s health matters.

Our Values

Respect

Appreciating the contributions of all and treating others the way we want to be treated

Integrity

Serving with honesty, doing what we say we will do and taking responsibility for our actions

Innovation

Committing to ongoing learning about best practices, our community, what is required for environmental change and then forging new paths to create that change

Collaboration

Partnering with the community, leveraging resources and creating synergy; fostering teamwork among staff with our own organization

Diversity

Valuing the differences, skills, strengths, and perspectives of all

Stewardship

Using our resources prudently and nurturing our relationships in the community to be able to support and promote community health, now and for the future