Gunnison Valley Health Foundation

Generosity for our COMMUNITY.

When Micah 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 Micah 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 white and red teddy bear. Micah 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 Micah'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 excellent care their son received.

Stories like Micah's happen every day at Gunnison Valley Health. And the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation is committed to supporting the patient care, programs, and cutting edge technology 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; from teddy bears for our pediatric patients to supporting a new Senior Care Center. We assist with programs that serve people at every stage of life.


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

  • Taste of Caring. A dinner and wine pairing every February by three of the area's finest chefs.
  • Annual Golf Tournament. Held at the Club at Crested Butte, our Annual Golf Tournament is a great start to the summer season.
  • Foundation Concert. Our second summer event, 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) 642-8406 | (970) 641-7239 (Fax)