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Become a Community Partner

Since Valley Presbyterian Hospital opened its doors in 1958, our core mission as an independent, non-profit community hospital is to provide excellent care that responds to the needs of our community. We do that with best-in-class physicians, staff and equipment within our four walls but also believe in our responsibility to support other community programs and organizations across the San Fernando Valley. For many years, to fulfill our mission, we have worked with these organizations to identify specific needs and vulnerabilities in our service area, and partner with them on specially designed programs that have greatly benefited individuals in the community.

The type of community healthcare programs we partner with include:

  • Access to care - free healthcare screenings, educational materials, community events, and outreach programs
  • Diabetes and Obesity - hands-on education on prevention and weight management; physical fitness and healthy lifestyle programs
  • Mental Health services - in-patient consultations and psychiatric care hospitalization; at-risk youth and teen pregnancy counseling

Click here to learn more about these needs, the programs we supported to respond to them, and the positive results achieved. Click here for a list of organizations that we partnered with in FY 2017.

Requests to Partner

Healthcare community programs that further the wellness and interests of the community we serve receive priority consideration, as well as organizations that provide specific program information, expected outcomes, and plans to evaluate and measure success. We do not consider programs for individuals, sports teams, religious and/or sectarian programs, partisan political activities, promotion of unhealthy lifestyles, or pet/animal programs unless they include pet/animal therapy.

We accept partnership applications throughout the year. Please read and review the information below before submitting a request for support.

All prospective partners must submit a two-page Letter of Inquiry (LOI) on agency letterhead. The LOI must include the following information:

  • Primary contact information (name, title, email, and phone number)
  • Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director information (name, title, email, and phone number)
  • Mission, vision, and history of organization
  • Brief outline of program and how funds requested will be used
  • How your program benefits its target population
  • How you plan to track progress and outcomes
  • Amount requested

We accept proposals of up to $25,000. We do not accept multi-year requests for support.

To be considered, send your LOI to Gilbert Podesta at or call 818.902.2903.