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Southwestern Medical Foundation is a public charity and a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission, established in 1939 and continuing today, is to promote and advance public health and medical research broadly, and to support research, education, and patient care at academic medical centers in the southwestern United States and beyond.

In leading the mission forward, the Foundation is guided by four building standards: Service to Community, Vision of Excellence, Mindful Stewardship, and Best Outcomes. Each standard is a promise to donors, beneficiaries, and generations to come, assuring the Foundation is positioned to provide significant capital for medical progress in our community and the world beyond.

View the Foundation’s original charter and mission here.

View the Foundation’s IRS classification letter here.

View the Foundation’s profiles on Guidestar and Charity Navigator.