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Community Support at St. Luke's University Health Network

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St. Luke’s University Health Network is proud to partner with organizations in the communities we serve that share our mission and who make the region a vibrant place to live, work and play.

For more than 145 years, St. Luke’s has been dedicated to providing high quality, affordable health care services and to improving the health of all the citizens of our region. St. Luke's supports and implements meaningful community outreach that achieves documented substantive results.

St. Luke’s corporate citizenship is also reflected in its annual voluntary payment of $10.5 million in property and school taxes in annual property and school taxes through the many non-hospital properties (physician offices, outpatient locations, etc.) that it owns and leases.

Community benefits represent 12.2 percent, or $191.8 million, in costs of St. Luke’s total expense budget. According to the IRS Form 990 for fiscal year 2018, that represents the highest percentage of community benefits among health systems in the Lehigh Valley.

If you represent a registered 501(c)3 organization that provides health resources and education, improves the health and safety of our community, or helps to address key social determinants of health, we encourage you to apply for sponsorship. Please be sure to review our community support criteria to determine if your initiative qualifies for support.

St. Luke’s receives hundreds of requests from non-profit community organizations for sponsorship. All sponsorship requests must align with St. Luke's mission, vision and values, and improve the lives of our community.

Please note: We do not accept sponsorship applications via email, postal mail or telephone.

St. Luke's University Health Network's Community Support Criteria

In order to receive support from St. Luke’s University Health Network, organizations must be 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations providing services within St. Luke’s service area, which includes Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Hunterdon and Warren counties in New Jersey.

Only sponsorship requests focusing on health, health-related education and delivery of care in support of St. Luke’s mission will be considered.

If you represent a registered 501(c)3 organization that provides health resources and education, improves the health and safety of our community, or helps to address key social determinants of health, we encourage you to apply for sponsorship.

In the area of health and human services, we will consider supporting programs that:

  • Link health-related community services to health network health services
  • Address significant community health and social issues
  • Promote health, wellness and healthy lifestyles
  • Improve access to care for underserved or at-risk populations

In the area of education, we will consider supporting programs that:

  • Provide an innovative approach to health-related education
  • Encourage participation in health-related careers, particularly among minority and disadvantaged populations

We generally do not provide financial support for:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations
  • Political activities
  • Sports organizations
  • Travel costs
  • Memorials
  • Multi-year pledges
  • Golf outings
  • Public and private schools
  • Government agencies

Please note: We do not accept sponsorship applications via email, postal mail or telephone.


Application Process

Organizations that meet the stated criteria may fill out our online donation request form. Please include: supporting materials outlining the details of sponsorship opportunities; current 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status; a brief description of the organization and its purpose; and a clear statement of the project including the population to be served and expected outcomes.

Requests for sponsorships are approved by a committee, comprised of individuals from within the organization who share an interest in our community and a desire to help St. Luke’s fulfill its health care mission.

Requests are reviewed monthly by the committee. Please submit your request a minimum of three months in advance of the event date.

    Participation in Community Events

    In keeping with our commitment to the communities we serve, St. Luke's participates in hundreds of community-run events throughout the year. St. Luke's also accepts sponsorship requests and donation requests from fellow from community organizations that are non-profit 501(c)(3).

    In order receive support from St. Luke's University Health Network, organizations must meet our community support criteria. Due to the large volume of requests, we kindly ask that you fill out a form below at least 3 months prior to your event. Eligible requests will be evaluated and you will be contacted regarding our decision.

    Additional classes, events, health screenings and information sessions are available through our Events Calendar.


    Speaking Engagements

    St. Luke's team of physicians, nurses, and clinical staff are committed to educating our community on health-related topics. To request a speaker at your next event, please complete our online Event Request form.

    Additional information sessions on various health topics are available through our Events Calendar.


    In-Kind Donations

    Are you looking for a first aid kit for your youth Little League team or Girl Scout troop? St. Luke's regularly donates basic First Aid kits to local non-profit organizations.

    Additional in-kind donations include:

    • literature and giveaways for race packets
    • seminar kits

    To request an in-kind donation for your non-profit organization, please complete our online Donation Request form.


    Sponsorships

    To receive support from St. Luke's University Health Network, organizations must meet our community support criteria. All eligible requests for monetary sponsorship should be submitted using our online Donation Request form.

    Any requests received through mail or other means will not be accepted. Requests are reviewed monthly by a committee of leaders.


    Community Health Department

    The Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine of St. Luke's University Health Network continues to strive to achieve its mission of partnering with the community to increase health awareness, improve the health status of the community and encourage appropriate access to health services. The Bethlehem Partnership for a Healthy Community and St. Luke's mobile health units, HealthStar I and HealthStar II, have been the primary venues for achieving this mission.