The Bear Valley Community HealthCare District Foundation was formed in December, 1996 as an ongoing source of fundraising and public relations for the HealthCare District. We are proud to work alongside our donors; volunteers; physicians and employees; and our friends in the community who have contributed significant resources over the years to help Bear Valley Community Hospital to achieve the vision “to be the premier provider of emergency medical and healthcare services in our Big Bear Valley”.


All gifts, and gifts-in-kind, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Tax ID# 33-0714985 501(c)3. Please use our convenient “Donate” button to make your contribution. We are grateful for the support we generously receive from the community and our donors; volunteers; physicians and employees; and our friends in the community who have contributed significant resources to achieve our mission to…”deliver the highest quality of healthcare to the residents of and visitors to Big Bear Valley through the most effective use of available resources”. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Please Donate to the Foundation

Will you assist us at this time?

This is an unprecedented time in our history, a National Emergency, and we, at the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation, are raising financial support. Your gifts will go towards:

  • Personal Protective Equipment for our First Responders
  • Rental cost for additional ventilators
  • Building a screening facility outside the ER
  • Relocating the Skilled Nursing Residents away from the acute hospital
  • Sectioning off a portion of the hospital to isolate Covid-19 patients’
  • Purchasing special portable air filtering equipment

Please remember that every donation counts.  It is not the size of your gift that matters but the spirit in which it is given.

Dedicate a Light to Your Loved Ones

Give a special gift this year to a loved one!

Each year, on the second Saturday of November, a beautiful pine tree on the Hospital Campus is lit at dusk. Everyone is invited to purchase a symbolic light, in honor of, or in memory of a loved one. These names are read aloud at the ceremony.

Become Involved

For more information on the Hospital Foundation and how you can become more involved please contact us: Holly Elmer, President

Hospital Foundation Purpose

The primary focus of the Foundation is to generate charitable giving and to identify ways to use donations to improve and enhance the Healthcare District as it strives to provide more comprehensive medical care and emergency services for the Big Bear Valley.

Foundation Board Members

• Holly Elmer, President
• Donna Pappas and Connie Friel, Co-VP
• Kay Guidry, Secretary
• Drew Pappas, Treasurer

2019 Accomplishments!

Because of the generous donations and participation by Big Bear residents and guests in the events pictured below,  BVCHD Foundation was able to gift the Hospital with $75,000 which purchased:

  • Upgraded minimally invasive surgical equipment for laparoscopic and arthroscopic joint procedures
  • Additional upgraded Telehealth equipment – camera, computer, and cart

Raised $75,000 for our Hospital in 2019

Helen Walsh Humanitarian of the Year Award

Wheelchair Accessible Van