Why we exist
The Provident Foundation was established in 1995 by co-founders James W. Myles and Ed Gardner to preserve the historical legacy of Provident Hospital and Training School and the pioneering work of its founder, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. Established in 1891, the Provident Hospital and Nursing Training School was the first African American owned and operated hospital in the United States.
The Provident Foundation preserves this living legacy of empowerment by investing in Black and Latinx youth who demonstrate strong interest in pursuing healthcare careers but lack the access to do so, and who will use their professional training to return to and improve the health of our underserved communities.
We can't do this critical work without your support. There is still time to help us reach our $20,000 target. Your 2021 tax deductible donation will impact the lives of our scholars.
Your contribution will provide scholarships for a new cohort of scholars who will be introduced in summer 2022. Your investment makes it possible for our scholars to realize their dreams and change the future of healthcare.
Join us in addressing healthcare disparities.