Provident Foundation- Purpose
Empowering Chicago’s youth to transform the health of their communities.
The Provident Foundation, located in Chicago, is dedicated to preserving the Provident Hospital and Training School legacy. The mission of the Provident Foundation is to preserve the living legacy of Provident Hospital and the contributions of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, by promoting education for and providing scholarship opportunities to urban youth pursuing careers as doctors, nurses and health care professionals.
In conjunction with the Chicago Historical Society and the DuSable Museum, the Provident Foundation collects and preserves archival and other materials from around the country that relate to the Provident Hospital and Training School.
The Provident Foundation’s philanthropic agenda includes recognizing individuals who have exemplified excellence in the field of medicine while unselfishly giving their time and resources to serve their communities. The Provident Foundation also awards scholarships to hardworking students who are currently enrolled in medical and nursing schools and pursuing careers in the healthcare profession.
The Provident Foundation is passionately committed to ensuring the future health of our community and to supporting those who serve communities that have traditionally been underserved.
Through the establishment of our Future Doctors-Future Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Clubs, the Provident Foundation pledges that the future of our children will always remain our top priority. This is our way of insuring that more people of color are recruited into the healthcare professions.
The Provident Foundation’s Medical Miracles exhibit of historical photographs and artifacts is a meaningful educational experience for those who seek to learn more about Provident Hospital and the doctors, nurses, and others who contributed to its mission to provide quality healthcare for African Americans and underprivileged people in Chicago. It is currently housed at Chicago State University who we have partnered with to preserve the exhibit
The Provident Foundation welcomes your support in helping us to reach our goals.