Community helps the SYVCH Foundation raise money to rebuild


The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation, established in 1984, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. A voluntary Board of Directors, whose members all reside in the Santa Ynez Valley, leads the Foundation. Today, the Foundation’s activities are exclusively devoted to generating and channeling financial support for the benefit of the hospital.


In 2004, the Foundation completed its first Endowment Campaign raising in excess of $6.5 million. This success set the stage for the launching of a $7 million capital campaign to help fund the $12 million building project in the Valley [the additional $5 million in project costs will be provided by Cottage Health System]. To date, “The Building Campaign for Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital” has raised more than $5 million. Each year the Foundation conducts an annual year-end appeal and sponsors the very popular “Health Fair” held in October of each year which reaches out to all Valley residents.



Foundation President Tresha Sell (left) and Auxiliary member Janine Blum
(right) greet a guest at the annual Health Fair.