What We Do

The mission of the Bayhealth Foundation is to develop ongoing philanthropic support for the programs and services at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus, the Emergency Center at Smyrna, and numerous satellite offices.

The Foundation receives, manages, and distributes all contributions to donor-designated areas. We accept cash donations, securities, real estate, in-kind donations, or bequests that benefit the patients served by Bayhealth. The Bayhealth Foundation ensures that monies received from donations and grants are allotted according to the guidelines set forth by the donors.

The Foundation actively pursues new funding opportunities for current and anticipated hospital programs, and we plan or contribute to the success of various annual special events. We are involved with charity golf tournaments, the Go Pink! breast cancer event, Bayhealth Cancer Institute’s Runway of Hope fashion show, and more.

There are many giving opportunities:

  • Where the need is greatest: Donations in this category help any area of Bayhealth in need of additional funding, such as continuing education, equipment and special projects.
  • Campaign for Bayhealth — Phase III: Your support will be directed to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus. The new facility will include a state-of-the-art inpatient hospital and emergency department. What makes it more than a hospital is the addition of vast outpatient services and specialist physicians as well as diagnostic services — all easily accessible just off Route 1 in Milford.
  • Bayhealth — Kent Campus: Your gift will provide financial support for facility expansion, renovations, or new construction.
  • Bayhealth Cancer Center: Your support helps the diagnosis and treatment needs of patients undergoing cancer care at Bayhealth.
  • Bayhealth Patient Care Fund: Here, your donation can be used in many different ways to help a patient get through their hospitalization. Funds can be used to defray a person’s daily living expenses while undergoing cancer treatments, or to purchase an infant’s car seat to ensure safe travel home from the hospital.


We welcome and appreciate your donations to the Bayhealth Foundation.  Every donation helps Bayhealth continue its mission to improve the health of our local communities.

You can make your gift conveniently online here. For more information or to discuss other ways to donate to the Bayhealth Foundation please call us at 302-744-7015 or email us at foundation@bayhealth.org.