Our Role in the System

As a not-for-profit healthcare system, Baylor Scott & White Health relies on the compassion and generosity of people like you to help us bring exceptional care to your family, friends, and neighbors throughout Texas. From enhanced clinical services and state-of-the-art facilities, to medical education and innovative research, your philanthropic support at Baylor Scott & White Health is an investment in the future of healthcare.

Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Foundation, a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, raises and manages charitable funds to support Baylor Scott & White Health. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $300 million to improve healthcare for Central Texans. We are supported by more than 18,000 active donors, including individuals, corporations and private foundations.

Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Foundation is one of five foundations serving Baylor Scott & White Health. We serve the Baylor Scott & White medical centers, clinics and programs within the Central Texas footprint—from Waco to Austin and Buda; and from College Station to Marble Falls and Llano.

For more information about our sister foundations serving other Baylor Scott & White locations, please visit the links below:

Here for you, not for profit.

What does it mean to be a not-for-profit healthcare system?

As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health dedicates all its resources to the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our financial goals are differrent from for-profit systems:

Hand putting coins into a heart Not-for-profit systems
After expenses, we reinvest all remaining funds—including charitable donations—back into patient care and our communities.
  For-profit systems
After expenses, for-profits distribute earnings to individuals or stockholders.


How does Baylor Scott & White benefit the community?

On average, we provide more than $850 million in Community Benefit each year. That's more than $2.3 million per day for programs like charity care, medical research, medical education, and other community health programs. Learn more.

How do donations help?

Your gifts are an investment in the health of your loved ones and neighbors. Your generosity directly supports a variety of programs and projects, such as patient care, equipment, medical research, and medical education.

100% of every dollar you give directly benefits the program or project you choose to support. No portion of your donation is taken for administrative costs.   Every dollar you donate has the same impact as $10 in revenue.