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
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.”
Learn more about the
Scholarship Program or contact
scholarships@ReddyFamilyFoundation.org for additional information.
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.
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
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.
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
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