Bonner General
Health Foundation

The Foundation hosts events, fundraisers, and more raising awareness and funds for BGH.

We are your friends, neighbors, health providers, and community of concerned citizens who pursue a vision for our community’s future that includes state-of-the-art healthcare by raising money through our fundraising events to accomplish that goal.

Thank you for another amazing Heart Ball!!

Cheers to the 16th Annual Heart Ball!

Thank you to all our donors, supporters, volunteers, sponsors, board members and the community for your support! 



We live in an age of information, and the BGH Foundation strives to share health, wellness, and the latest medical advances with the citizens of Bonner County and its surroundings. Your Bonner General Health Foundation brings the latest developments in achieving optimum health for our friends, neighbors, and visitors through education and media.

The Foundation hosts events, fundraisers, and giving campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for BGH.

As a community-staffed and supported organization, our positive results reflect the spirit of teamwork and generosity that thrives in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Learn more about our board members here!

With your support, the foundation has raised over one million dollars through the generosity of the community.

We work closely with the senior leadership team at BGH to identify needs to improve the care we provide to our community.

Through hosting fundraisers, events, and various campaigns throughout the year, the Foundation receives funds to be distributed to BGH to meet the greatest need.

Here is what your recent contributions went toward:

  • 3D Mammography Machine
  • Time-Sensitive Emergency Imaging
  • Emergency Department Remodel
  • Ophthalmology Clinic Equipment
  • Exoskeleton 

When a BGH Department has a smaller need that we may have extra funds to cover, we do so through our Hometown Health Grants Program. This is an internal grant program where managers can submit proposals for various funding needs.

We are dedicated to keeping quality healthcare close to home. We rely on supporters like you to contribute to meeting the healthcare needs in our community.

Join us in elevating care in our community!

If you would like to extend your support of Bonner General Health to make a lasting impact, there are several gifts to choose from. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that works for you.


Donation online or by phone at (208) 265-1005.

You can also mail a check to:

Bonner General Hospital Foundation
520 N Third Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864

If you are interested in learning more about Planned Giving, please send us an email.


We are always looking for extra hands around the Hospital. There are many departments to volunteer, so you are sure to find your perfect fit!

Tell Your Story

Have you experienced exceptional care at BGH? Telling your story is an impactful way of showing your support.

Contact for more details.

Donation online or by phone at (208) 265-1005.

You can also mail a check to:

Bonner General Hospital Foundation
520 N Third Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864

If you are interested in learning more about Planned Giving, please send us an email.

Who We Are

We are your friends, neighbors, health providers, community small business owners, stakeholders, volunteers, local leaders, organizers, and concerned citizens whose vision for our community’s future includes state-of-the-art healthcare.

Several generations serve on the board to ensure exceptional health care for all of Sandpoint’s citizens and visitors. Snowbirds, sunbirds, and those just passing through rely on BGH for compassionate care whenever needed. Regularly scheduled meetings reinforce our core values: Trust, Integrity, Stewardship

BGH Foundation Mission, Vision, & 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.

Find your strength Family Fun Run

September 14th, 2024 

Our superhero-themed 5k & 1k will start and finish at Sandpoint City Beach and run down the beautiful Sand Creek trail. The run concludes with a family fun after-party on the lawn of Trinity at City Beach. Please mark your calendars to join us on September 14th! The 5k race will start at 10am and the 1k will start at 11am with an after party from 11am-2pm.


The funds raised during our community run will go towards our Hometown Health Grants initiative. This program identifies needs within our hospital as introduced by department managers.

Every department is offered a chance to apply for one or multiple projects if needed. We had a record year in 2023 with over $50,000 being awarded amongst ten applicants. Crucial equipment such as vital monitors and state of the art microscopes to better serve the patients at Bonner General Hospital are examples of grants awarded.

Projects Funded

Projects the Foundation funds

2023 ~ 3D Mammography Machine, Exoskeleton

2022 ~ Time-Sensitive Emergency Imaging

2021 ~ Emergency Department Remodel

2020 ~ Equipment for the new Ophthalmology Clinic

2019 ~ Ear, Nose, and Throat Program

2018 ~ Orthopedic Surgical Table

2017 ~ Remodeled Obstetrics Department

2016 ~ Funded the BGH Foundation Endowment

2015 ~ Elevated the Environment of Care & Funded the BGH Foundation Endowment

2014 ~ Imaging Center

2013 ~ Radiology – Mini C-Arm

2012 ~ Rehabilitation Services & Intensive Care Unit

2011 ~ Pediatric Services & Warming Blankets

2010 ~ Enhanced Cardiac Services

2008 ~ Portable Ultrasound Machine

Hometown Health Grants

In 2021, the Bonner General Health Foundation introduced a new program to further support our local hospital. The Hometown Health Grants program provides money for internal grants for hospital or clinic needs not covered under the current budget. 

In our first year, Bonner General Health Foundation awarded $30,000 in grants. In 2022, we awarded $40,000 in internal grants. The most current grants funded include:

  • CO2 Module for Same-Day Surgery 
  • Greenway Patient Messaging 
  • Handheld Ultrasound & iPad 
  • Vitals Machine for Orthopedics
  • Sterile Processing Workstations 
  • Certrifuge for Laboratory
This program would not be possible without support from our generous donors! 

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