Gunnison Valley Health Foundation

Generosity for our COMMUNITY.

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.

Help us bring behavioral and mental health counseling to Crested Butte!

Mental and behavioral health is a significant topic of coversation nationally, and continues to touch our community locally. With Crested Butte having the highest suicide attempts in the valley, we are partnering with The Center for Mental Health to help bring vital behavioral and mental health services to the north end of the valley.

Services that will be offered include:

  • Behavioral and mental health counseling
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Medical services such as medication management administered by a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

We need your help!

Our journey is just beginning. Join us by pledging your financial support to provide much needed space for our community today, tomorrow and 20 years from now. Please help us. Donate today and you will literally save lives.

Together, we can make a difference.

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 brown 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 brown teddy bears, the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation is committed to providing the support that make those stories possible.


Here at the GVH Foundation we are proud to partner with multiple organizations to further the health of our community. What we do wouldn't be possible without the vital support we receive from our partners.


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

  • Annual Golf Tournament. Held at the Dios Rios Golf Club in Gunnison, 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. This year, we will be hosting Sawyer Brown. In the past we have been pleased to bring Diamond Rio and Wynonna and the Big Noise to our community.
  • Taste of Caring. Be indulged by local chefs at our Taste of Caring event. This year, we will host the event at the new Senior Care Center.


The GVH Foundation organizes, implements, and lends support to multiple programs that benefit our patients and community. From a renovation of the GVH Family Birth Center to a new Senior Care Center, we assist with programs that serve people at every stage of life.


From a complete renovation of the Family Birth Center to a new ambulance for the Gunnison Valley Health EMS team, the Foundation has quite a list of accomplishments, and that's just from last year.

Staff & Board of Directors

Director of Development Leslie Hughes 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.

Ways to Give

Supporting the Foundation can come in many different forms. From online donations to event sponsorships to shopping at City Market, here at the Foundation we want to make it easy for our community to support the mission of Gunnison Valley Health. Find out more.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation please contact us by phone at 970-642-8406 or email us.

We believe 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)