Ballad Health Foundation

At the Ballad Health Foundation, we believe in the power of compassion, community and care to create a brighter future for the Appalachian Highlands.

From patient assistance to community health improvement, the donations we receive support individuals, their families and the community at large.

How to give

We are honored to accept any donation that assists us in our mission to improve health and wellness in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
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Philanthropy makes healthcare better

Ballad Health is a not-for-profit system that treats everyone – regardless of their ability to pay.

Your generous contributions directly impact the lives of people facing challenging health battles. With advanced medical care, cutting-edge technology and patient assistance, the Ballad Health Foundation is able to help improve the lives of those that need it the most.

Pediatric ERs Serving the Appalachian Highlands
Funds used since 2023 For better equipment, facilities & programs

Community impact

  • Helped 170 team members in a time of crisis
  • Two mobile health units serving the Appalachian Highlands
  • Served nearly 20,000 pediatric patients last year

Tax-deductible donations

All monetary donations to the Ballad Health Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by U.S. law.

Ballad Health Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Ballad Health Foundation programs

The Ballad Health Foundation supports a broad range of initiatives to meet the unique needs of families in the Appalachian Highlands. Look through the different funds below to find a cause that connects to you.

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Children’s fund

Investments like this aim to improve community health by investing in the health of children and their families through targeted outreach and support programs.

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Supporting our heart care services means patients can stay close to home in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for nationally recognized, award-winning care.

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The Ballad Health Cancer Patient Assistance Fund helps patients who are experiencing financial distress outside of their medical bills.

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Greatest Needs

Helps fill in funding gaps to do things like purchase equipment and supplies, support patient assistance programs and fund renovations.

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Patient Assistance

When patients experience financial distress outside of their medical bills, this fund helps provide meal vouchers, transportation, clothing, prescription assistance and more.

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Provides vital funding to support resources for Ballad Health’s home health and hospice teams, as well as their patients and family members.

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Team Member Emergency

Assists Ballad Health team members and their families with emergency health and welfare needs.

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Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Recovery Fund

Gives support to individuals and their families going through the steps of recovery. Learn more about our behavioral and mental health programs.

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Community Health Improvement

The Community Health Improvement Fund helps support Ballad Health’s community health initiatives.

Your donation

The Ballad Health Foundation welcomes any gift – whether it's a 0.15 cent "round up" gift during one of our Children's Miracle Network campaigns, a $1,500 Heroes of Hope gift to our Niswonger Fund or a $1.5 million planned gift to purchase the latest technology for one of our advanced surgical suites.

We also accept non-cash donations, such as stock or real estate. For more information about what non-cash donations we accept, call us at (423) 302‑3131.

Whatever you decide to give, it will benefit your friends, family and neighbors with life-saving care or compassionate financial assistance.

Learn about the many convenient ways you can support the Ballad Health Foundation.

About the Ballad Health Foundation

The Ballad Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Ballad Health system, was created to build relationships that fulfill the mission and vision of Ballad Health – focusing on the power of generosity to improve the health of our region.

Our donors are over 5,000 philanthropically minded businesses, community members and Ballad Health team members who support us in our mission to enhance rural healthcare.  

By working together around a common vision, Ballad Health Foundation and our charitable donors can transform the health and well-being of our communities.

You can show your support by making a making a donation today. 

Niswonger Children’s Network

The Ballad Health Niswonger Children’s Network is a regional system of care that marks the next phase in high standards of healthcare and well-being – and the start of brighter futures – for children across the Appalachian Highlands.

The Niswonger Children’s Network strives to give you confidence your child is receiving the absolute best in children’s healthcare.

Truly, God has blessed this region to have Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
– Joe, Father of Niswonger Children’s Hospital patient

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From charity runs to online campaigns, our fundraising events offer a variety of ways for you to engage and make a difference.

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Meet the dedicated teams that support our fundraising efforts and help make lasting change in the Appalachian Highlands.

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Grateful patients & families

Share your story or make a gift to let our doctors, nurses and more know how much you value the care they provide.

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Contact us

We would love to hear from you!

Thank you for sharing our mission of improving our community's health through philanthropy.

If you have questions about the foundation, planned giving or a contribution, you can email us at or call us at (423) 302‑3131.