Gunnison Valley Health Foundation

Generosity for our COMMUNITY.

When Jeremy was 3 years old he developed a hernia after a bike accident. His parents quickly brought him to the hospital at Gunnison Valley Health. Shortly after arriving Jeremy was taken into the OR and his hernia was successfully repaired. As he lay in a patient room later that evening a nurse walked in with a special gift; a little white teddy bear. Jeremy embraced his new friend and the pain of the recent surgery was momentarily forgotten, he was able to be a 3-year-old again. That teddy bear remains on Jeremy's bed to this day. To him, it may be just another stuffed animal to play with. To his parents, it's an enduring reminder of the compassionate care their son received.

Stories like Jeremy's happen every day at Gunnison Valley Health. Whether it is investing in cutting edge technology, nursing education, or little white teddy bears, the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation is committed to providing the support that make those stories possible.

Our Mission

The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation exists to improve the quality and breadth of healthcare in Gunnison County by developing, preserving, and providing financial resources to Gunnison Valley Health.

Our Vision

To be the number one choice of generous people who care about healthcare in the community.

Our Focus

We work to inspire our community to invest in the Gunnison Valley Health system and improve the health and wellness of our citizens.


The GVH Foundation supports numerous programs that benefit our patients and community. We assist with programs that serve people at every stage of life, from a renovation of the Gunnison Valley Health OB department to a new Senior Care Center.

  • The Grateful Patient program gives you the opportunity to recognize and thank the caregivers and staff of Gunnison Valley Health while supporting the efforts of the Foundation. To find out more about the Grateful Patient Program, click here.
  • The High Peaks Club is an employee-run philanthropic group of GVH employees dedicated to promoting community spirit among the GVH staff and throughout the Gunnison Valley community. The club is a voluntary program that is funded through employee donations from their paychecks. All funding for the High Peaks Club is managed with the assistance of the GVH Foundation.


Our fundraising events directly benefit the Gunnison Valley Health System. Our events include:

  • Taste of Caring. A annual dinner and wine pairing featuing three of our community's finest chefs and a silent auction.
  • Annual Golf Tournament. Held at the Club at Crested Butte, our Annual Golf Tournament is a great start to the summer season.
  • Foundation Concert. The Foundation Concert brings the community together for world class music in a beautiful and intimate setting at the I-Bar Ranch in Gunnison. In 2016 we were pleased to bring Wynonna and the Big Noise to the valley.

Staff & Board of Directors

Executive Director Nancy Osmundson and a volunteer Board of Directors provide leadership and direction for the GVH Foundation. Together, they offer time and expertise to develop and preserve financial resources for Gunnison Valley Health. Meet our Team.

Contact Us & Give a Gift

To learn more about the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation please contact us by phone at 970-642-8406 or email the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation. You may also visit our Ways to Give page to learn more about giving a gift to the Foundation.

Thank you to our generous donors and partners.

The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation believes every gift is special, regardless of the amount. You can be assured that when you choose to give a gift, 100% of that support goes to efforts at Gunnison Valley Health.

We invite you to designate a department or program that is meaningful to you, or allow us to apply your gift where it is needed most.

The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and your generous donation is tax deductible in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Gunnison Valley Health Foundation
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-8406 | (970)641-7239 (Fax)