Community Support

Community Support

The Dr. Prem Reddy Foundation: Empowering the Community

The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, launched in 1986 as the Desert Valley Charitable Foundation, is located in Victorville, California. Its goal is to support communities while ensuring quality healthcare locally and globally, as well as to inspire and support students as they pursue careers in science and medicine. The foundation has been instrumental in a wide variety of community activities including assisting patients with treatment by funding free clinics and providing preventive care.

Scholarships for Careers in Healthcare

The Dr. Prem Reddy Foundation nurtures aspiring students in the High Desert of Southern California by offering them support in the form of scholarships. The foundation instituted the scholarship program to recognize academic excellence and the commitment to serve the healthcare needs of the High Desert communities. Currently, the program is open to all High Desert residents who are enrolled in academic programs that lead to a career in medicine.

Since 1994, the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation has provided more than $1.5 million in scholarships to deserving students. “I’m so proud and humbled that our scholarship program has grown each year to reward hard-working and deserving students who want to pursue careers in healthcare,” said Dr. Reddy. “My dream was to be able to give others the opportunities I was given to obtain an education. Education is the first step for people to gain the knowledge and skills they need to make this world better.”

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Prime Healthcare Foundation

Dr. Reddy founded the Prime Healthcare Foundation in 2006 to provide quality, compassionate healthcare for communities through charitable and educational initiatives. The Prime Healthcare Foundation has more than $1 billion in assets and has provided more than $2.7 billion in charity care, sponsoring local and global initiatives to improve the lives of others. The foundation owns and operates community hospitals across the United States that have been recognized by The Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades, Fortune/Merative (formerly IBM Watson Health) and others as top rated hospitals for clinical quality and patient safety.

In 2018, the Prime Healthcare Foundation founded and initially funded the California University of Science and Medicine to train the next generation of physicians to serve disadvantaged communities in California and throughout the world. The university, located in San Bernardino County, graduated its inaugural class of MD students in May 2022.

Community Service

The Foundation has been actively involved in many activities, including clean water initiatives, childhood vaccination programs, the establishment of new medical clinics, and community drive activities such as health check-up workshops. The organization also actively pursues global causes such as medical missions to treat cataract and pediatric congenital diseases. Such clinical activities are regularly interspersed with medical equipment donation drives in Africa, Asia, and Central America.

In the United States, the Foundation supports charitable causes such as ‘Access to Healthcare in Nevada’, a non-profit medical program that supports Nevada’s uninsured working class with medical treatment. Another noteworthy initiative is its involvement with the Turner House Children’s Clinic in Kansas City, a cancer survivor program that allows participants to attend vital support programs that speed up their recovery process.

Public Health Libraries

The Dr. Reddy Family foundation augments the scholarship initiatives by providing aspirants from the High Desert region of California with a free public health library. Young medical academics are no strangers to how expensive medical books can be. Yet, such books are necessary for the advancement of their research.

The public health library is a state-of-the-art facility comprising books, medical journals, magazines, and a video library. Students from various community colleges are free to visit the library and pursue their interests and academic requirements.

Besides providing access to medical books containing a treasure trove of knowledge, the library also arranges student's tours to enhance their understanding of the US healthcare industry.

Charitable Partnerships

The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation partners with a multitude of charitable organizations. These strategic partnerships advance the vision of the foundation and ensure the community's upliftment with numerous charitable initiatives.

Some of the notable partnerships that the foundation has are as follow:

Samaritan's Purse: An evangelical Christian organization that providers spiritual and physical aid to communities around the globe.

Walk to End Alzheimer's: A charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness of the degenerative disease and fund support and research.

Make a Wish: An organization that makes the wishes of children enduring life-threatening medication conditions come true.

Northern Nevada Hopes: A non-profit community health center that offers integrated medical care and wellness services.

VVSD: An organization dedicated to supporting and serving homeless military veterans.

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Charitable Donations and Partnerships