Our History

A tradition of charity. Still making an impact today.

As a Bon Secours donor, you're part of a legacy that started nearly 140 years ago when the Sisters of Bon Secours crossed the Atlantic from France to America in the late 1800s. They were destined to be Catholic health care pioneers. 

Starting in Baltimore and expanding across the eastern half of the U.S., the Sisters identified the unique and pressing needs in each locale. And then they rallied community leaders and citizens to contribute their time, talent and treasure to help the Sisters meet those needs. The charitable giving sought by the Sisters funded the Catholic hospitals, home health services, day cares and long-term care facilities that ultimately became our own Bon Secours Health System.

The Bon Secours Hampton Roads Foundation follows in the footsteps of the Sisters by connecting generous donors with the causes and programs they're passionate to support, ensuring our region's growing health care needs are met with compassion and excellence.

Because of donor support, thousands of people in need can get medical care in their own neighborhood with our mobile health Care-A-Vans. Our hospitals and clinics are updated, equipment can be replaced and new advancements in technology and treatments are brought to our community. And people can turn to Bon Secours for state-of-the-art medical and surgical care, including specialties like heart care, cancer care, mental health services, hospice and a birthing center, close to home. These are just a few examples of how donors like you save and improve lives.

Compassionate Health Care Close to Home. Because of You.

Not-for-profit, faith-based health care for you, your family, your community.

The Bon Secours Hampton Roads Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity supporting Bon Secours' non-profit hospitals, clinics, services and community outreach programs in southeast Virginia. Operating as a location of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation, our Tax ID Number is 20-1072726.