In Fall 2021, the RehabVisions and Cariant Health Partners Foundation was founded to bring the two companies’ various giving initiatives under one umbrella. In CEO Darrell Metcalf’s announcement about the Foundation, he said, “I am ecstatic about the creation of this entity. It gives us the opportunity to establish structure around our giving process. Additionally, it will allow us to report back to our communities and all our employees regarding what we are doing to give back/pay it forward.” The initial Board of the Foundation members created the policies, processes and the following mission to achieve the goals of this new foundation.
The Foundation will help to fulfill the missions and uphold the values of RehabVisions and Cariant Health Partners by supporting corporate giving, educational assistance and aiding communities in times of hardship.
Corporate Giving – RehabVisions is often asked to support our partnering facilities with community outreach or in their own foundation efforts through events such as charitable dinners or golf tournaments. Likewise, we may be asked to give financial support to our facilities’ capital campaigns related to building expansions or new construction and/or department renovations.
Community Hardships – Unfortunately, terrible things sometimes happen in our communities. The Foundation can provide financial support through charitable organizations (such as the Red Cross) during times of community crisis and declared disasters.
Educational Assistance – While there are a lot of stipulations around what kind of assistance we can provide, the Board of Foundation members are exploring options and determining how we can best assist in this area. It is possible that we will choose to partner with graduate programs to subsidize expenses for therapy students and work with colleges on scholarship endowment programs.
Past approved requests have included funding for:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hospital Foundation events/dinners
- Enhanced accessibility for a Community Rec Center
- University Educational Endowment
- Partner Foundation fundraisers/tournaments
- Rehab Clinic remodel