Sponsorship Requests

As part of our mission to create healthier communities, we support the charitable efforts of local organizations through our sponsorship program. Here’s information about how to request a sponsorship from CHI Franciscan.

Types of sponsorships we support

CHI Franciscan supports projects or programs in these categories:

  • Mission-based initiatives: Projects and events that address issues such as:
    • Improving access to health care and health and human services
    • Providing care for underserved populations
    • Improving mental health care
    • Removing disparities in caring for our community
  • Corporate sponsorships: Events and activities such as health fairs and festivals, health screenings and nonprofit community events

By “support,” we mean:

  • Financial contributions
  • Allocation of staff
  • Other “in kind” resources such as printing or exposure in CHI Franciscan’s communications vehicles

Our sponsorship guidelines
We consider many factors when assessing the potential sponsorship of community events. These guidelines and criteria are subject to change without notice.

Criteria for mission-based sponsorship

We support only organizations that are defined as nonprofit under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a). All mission-based programs must also:

  • Seek to improve the health status of individuals and communities
  • Be consistent with CHI Franciscan’s core values and mission

Criteria for corporate sponsorship

We use the following criteria to evaluate requests for participation in all corporate programs. The program must:

  • Seek to improve the health status of individuals and communities
  • Be consistent with CHI Franciscan’s core values and mission
  • Align with CHI Franciscan’s strategic objectives
  • Reach a large segment of CHI Franciscan’s desirable target population
  • Provide an opportunity to showcase facilities, service lines or providers with potential for measurable return on investment
  • Provide an opportunity for exclusive presentation of CHI Franciscan as the sole health care organization or sponsor
  • Involve key opinion leaders, community leaders, dignitaries or other VIPs with whom CHI Franciscan may desire to maintain or build better business relations
  • Present the potential for building philanthropic support for CHI Franciscan
  • Support a CHI Franciscan community

CHI Franciscan will NOT provide funding for:

  • Endowments or development campaigns
  • Travel-related expenses, unless they are integral components of a larger project selected for funding
  • Organizations or projects that discriminate against individuals based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference or any other factor
  • Organizations or projects that are considered to be in direct competition with CHI Franciscan
  • Political organizations or candidates
  • Individuals
  • Mission-based groups that are not 501(c)(3) organizations

Apply today for sponsorship

To apply for sponsorship, please follow these steps:

If you have questions, please call 253-248-8489 for mission-based initiatives and 253-680-8887 or 253-680-8885 for corporate sponsorships.

You will receive a confirmation from us upon receipt of your application. Please allow four to six weeks for processing each request, at which time we will notify applicants whether requests are approved or denied.