Vitalyst Health Foundation is on a mission to inform, connect and support efforts to improve the health of individuals and communities in Arizona.
Established following the sale of the St. Luke’s Hospital System to a for-profit corporation in 1996, the foundation operated as St. Luke’s Charitable Health Trust (1996-1999) and St. Luke’s Health Initiatives (2000-2016). Today, Vitalyst Health Foundation is an independent, non-partisan public foundation with four overarching priorities: (1) increasing access to care and insurance coverage, (2) working with municipal leaders to promote healthy community design, (3) building community-based organizational capacity, and (4) promoting health and healthcare innovations and collaborations.
Over its history, Vitalyst Health Foundation has invested more than $100 million into Arizona health and established itself as a key thought leader, convener, framer and catalyst of key health initiatives – ranging from statewide health policy and systems to the local development of community gardens.
- Dive into our priorities
- Get the latest on current initiatives:
- Discover our diverse and strategic Board of Trustees
- Connect with Vitalyst Health Foundation staff
- Read our annual Community Reports to learn what we accomplished during fiscal years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.
- Finally, to learn more about our history as a public foundation, read our 10-year report. Prepared in 2005, this publication provides a historical overview of the foundation’s work in the community.