On March 23, 1911, O.F. Nilson sent the editor of Rockford’s Swedish newspaper one dollar for the construction of a Swedish hospital. From that one dollar donation, SwedishAmerican, now UW Health, has grown into a health system that serves hundreds of thousands of patients every year.

Today, SwedishAmerican Health Foundation (SAHF) continues the philanthropic tradition established over a century ago. When you give to SAHF, you are supporting initiatives at UW Health in northern Illinois that are life-changing for people in our community. Every dollar you donate here stays here and is invested in world-class facilities, cutting-edge technology, innovative services and personalized, remarkable care at UW Health in northern Illinois.

Give generously today and help us continue to save lives and shape a healthier future for our region. Together, we will make a difference for our family, our friends and our neighbors by investing in health, hope and community—right here, close to home.

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If you prefer to donate via mail, please send your check to:
SwedishAmerican Health Foundation
1415 E. State St., Suite 100
Rockford, IL 61104

If you have any questions about other giving options (stock, IRA, matching, donor-advised fund, legacy or other gifts) or want to learn more about the impact your gift will make on local health care through UW Health in northern Illinois, please contact us at (779) 696-2496 or