BGH Foundation


Advancing Quality Healthcare Through Philanthropy

The Bonner General Health Foundation was established as the fundraising and resource development organization for Bonner General Health.

Contributions to the Foundation help fund state of the art medical equipment, technology and community wellness programs that improve the health of everyone in our care. Your support allows for the expansion and enhancement of our facilities and helps to attract highly qualified physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel to BGH to deliver quality, compassionate care.

We accept contributions from individuals, corporations and other organizations. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donors can request their gift be allocated for a specific purpose, or given as an unrestricted donation to be used where the need is the greatest. Gifts to the Foundation may be made in a variety of ways. Please see below.

  • Gifts of Cash

    Making a cash gift in the form of a check is an easy, immediate way to contribute. Monetary contributions are also accepted using credit cards, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

  • Gifts in Memory or in Honor

    A memorial gift is an opportunity to make a contribution in memory of a friend or loved one.

    Making a gift in honor of someone is a nice way to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding.

    When you make a gift in memory or honor of someone, we will send a personalized letter to the family or honoree acknowledging your donation without reveling the amount. We will also send you a thank you letter for your tax purposes.

    Gifts of Stock

    When you make a gift of stock that has appreciated in value, you are generally entitled to an income tax deduction for its fair market value at the time it is given. You can also avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock.

    Gifts in Your Will

    Making a gift in your will is an easy way to leave a lasting legacy of support for the hospital. You may bequeath property or cash, or a percentage of your estate. You may also designate the purpose for which you would like your gift to be used.

    Learn more about making a will bequest.

    We are happy to answer any questions you may have about making your gift to the Bonner General Health Foundation. To make a donation please click on Donate Now or click on Contact Us.


    Donate Now

    Thank you for your desire to support quality, compassionate healthcare by making a donation to The Bonner General Health Foundation. Your contribution will be used to help fund the hospital’s areas of greatest need. For your convenience, you can use any of the following methods to make your contribution:

    By mail:

    Please click on the link below and complete the form to submit your donation by mail:

    Bonner General Health Foundation Gift Form

    Bonner General Health Foundation
    520 N. Third Avenue
    Sandpoint, ID 83864

    By phone:

    (208) 265-3390

    Thank you for supporting your not-for-profit community health center!


    Funded Projects

    Cardiac Equipment

    We kicked off 2010 by raising funds to purchase new AED’s for the public areas of the hospital, and new, state of the art defibrillators with the latest technology.

    Surgical Warming Cabinets

    In 2009, we raised the funds to replace two warming cabinets in BGH’s surgical services department. Warming cabinets are machines used to heat the irrigation and intravenous fluids that are administered to a patient in the operating room. They also heat blankets that keep patients warm before, during and after surgery. This equipment plays a critical role in patient safety during and after surgery by decreasing the risk of post-operative infections and other complications.

    Emergency Department Lobby Renovation

    In 2009 we partnered with Mountain West Bank to renovate the Emergency Department waiting area. Through the bank’s “Donate a Dollar” fundraising campaign, Mountain West raised the funds to replace the furniture and install a flat screen television in the waiting area. In addition, the bank employees donated volunteer hours and repainted the waiting area along with the exterior ambulance bay. They also refurbished the landscaping around the entrance to the ER.

    Portable Ultrasound Unit

    In 2008, six short months after being established, we successfully raised the funds to purchase a portable ultrasound unit. This equipment facilitates rapid diagnosis of a wide range of medical conditions. Funding was made possible through the generous support of our community.

    Contact Us

    We are happy to answer any questions you may have about making a gift to the Bonner General Health Foundation. See our contact information below:

    Bonner General Health Foundation
    520 N. Third Avenue
    Sandpoint, ID 83864
    Tel (208) 265-3390
    Fax (208) 265-3757

    Mission, Vision and Values


    Our Mission

    The promise of healthcare philanthropy is the ability to change lives and the power to save lives. Bonner General Health’s Foundation Board of Trustees develops the resources that help keep and expand that promise to the people who trust Bonner General Health to care for them. The Bonner General Health Foundation is committed to advancing the promise of life through philanthropy.

    Our Vision

    Bonner General Health Foundation is a key developer and trustworthy steward of the resources and goodwill that enable Bonner General Health to provide the highest quality of healthcare to our community. Through our philanthropic support of the hospital, we will endeavor to enhance the quality of life for those who trust Bonner General Health to care for them.

    Our Values

    These principals guide everything we do:

    • Accountability
    • Compassion
    • Excellence
    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Stewardship
    • Trust