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About the Foundation

"Lend a Helping Hand"

The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation is dedicated to improving access to healthcare, supporting organizations with aligned missions, and increasing educational opportunities in healthcare.

In 1986, Dr. Reddy and his family founded the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, previously known as the Desert Valley Charitable Foundation, located in Victorville, California (part of the High Desert of Southern California). The nonprofit foundation has generously donated millions of dollars to various charities, including those that support health education, college scholarships, public healthcare education and free community clinics.

In the United States, the Foundation assists patients unable to afford treatment by funding free clinics and organizations supporting preventative care. The Foundation also seeks to ensure that students of all backgrounds can pursue careers in medicine, such as the scholarship program offered every year to promising High Desert students. On a global level, the Foundation has donated equipment used in clinics across poverty stricken regions around the world. The Foundation also funds clean water initiatives, childhood vaccinations programs, educational grants, new medical clinics and medical missions to treat blindness with free cataract removal surgeries and pediatric congenital heart defects. Medical equipment has been donated for use in clinics in areas of Africa, Indonesia, India and Central America.

The Foundation supports programs such as Access to Healthcare in Nevada, a nonprofit medical program offering discounted medical services to Nevada's working poor uninsured, and provides funding for clinics, such as the Turner House Children's Clinic in Kansas City, making access to high quality pediatric health care services available for underserved and uninsured children. The Foundation also made a large donation to the YMCA in Kansas City, funding a cancer survivor program which allows participants to attend free of charge and receive much needed support during their recovery process.

In 2018, Dr. Reddy made a commitment of $60 million to found and initially fund the California University of Science and Medicine, (CUSM), a private, non-profit medical school located in San Bernardino County, California. Dr. Reddy founded CUSM to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent and caring physicians and leaders. The university, located in one of the most underserved areas of the United States, graduated its first class of MD students in May of 2022. Dr. Reddy serves as Chair of the CUSM Board.

Driven by Dr. Reddy's life-long passion for healing and education, the Foundation acts as a steward of private funds to be used for public good and fulfill a commitment to give back to communities.

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