Healthier Tomorrow Fund
Since its founding in 1982, the HCA Healthcare Foundation has awarded more than $231 million in grants. In May 2021, the HCA Healthcare announced the Healthier Tomorrow Fund, an $80 million community impact fund focused on addressing high-priority community needs and health equity. The fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations in 25 cities where HCA Healthcare has a presence.
Since its launch, $4.5 million in funding has already been allocated to 13 different organizations, including the American Heart Association, Girl Scouts of the USA, Volunteers of America, Central Texas Allied Health Institute and Educate Texas. Launching the Healthier Tomorrow Fund further expands HCA Healthcare’s philanthropy in the communities where our colleagues live and serve. The foundation plans to distribute up to $8 million of the Healthier Tomorrow Fund this year with goals to expand to additional markets.
Healthy Food for Healthier Tomorrows
During the 2021 holiday season, HCA Healthcare helped stock the shelves at food banks across the country as part of our organization’s Healthy Food for Healthier Tomorrows Food & Nutrition Drive. By working with local food banks to collect and provide nutritious meals for our communities, HCA Healthcare sought to address food insecurity — the lack of consistent access to enough food to have an active, healthy lifestyle.
Over the course of 30 days, HCA Healthcare colleagues across the country provided nearly 370,000 nutritious meals to food banks in the communities that we serve by donating food or making financial contributions to help purchase perishable items such as milk, fruit and vegetables.
The 370,000 nutritious meals that were provided to families in need included:
meals donated by colleagues
meals from colleague charitable donations
meals from $60,000 in grants provided by the HCA Healthcare Foundation for the winning facilities and divisions of a creative food sculpture contest