Consider making a donation to the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga and help us continue the mission of providing health care for the working poor.

In 2004, Chattanooga physicians and area hospitals launched a bold initiative to provide health care to the working poor.  Since then, more than 8,500 people have received $110 million in donated health care services.  Lives have been saved, vision has been restored, people have been able to return to work to support their families – all because of the compassion and care they received through Project Access.

Our work was recognized when we received the WTCI 2012 Be More Engaged Award, a “People’s Choice Award” where online voters selected us as the nonprofit that is most connected to the community and the people we serve.

In addition to Project Access, the Medical Foundation supports the good work of Chattanooga physicians in many ways:  

  • The annual Youth Leadership Forum encourages promising high school juniors and seniors to pursue careers in medicine. This is important as we face a future shortage of physicians. With hopes of growing the program, we received an unprecedented 100+ nominations. With current funding and support, we were able to accept 30 students into the program.  
  • In a community-wide emergency, the Foundation and Society are designated to mobilize and deploy physicians to non-hospital sites throughout the community. We regularly assist local government with emergency planning.  
  • Community health initiatives to reduce infant mortality, to combat obesity, to reduce smoking in public places, and to promote healthy behaviors benefit from the leadership of physicians and Foundation staff.

The Foundation is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Medical Society and Alliance. Since 1986, the Foundation has supported programs such as Project Access, Forums on Patient Safety and Quality Care, and other community-wide initiatives.

Please consider a gift to the Medical Foundation. Your gift can be given in honor of a loved one or colleague, or in memory of a friend.  You can also target your gift to a specific initiative or program.

As our community faces increasingly difficult health challenges, our mission has never been more relevant or important! With your continued support, we will continue to make a difference.