Care across a lifetime.
The Good Samaritan Foundation supports the mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation's largest non-profit organization providing senior housing and services.
Founded in 1922 and headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., the Society united with Sanford Health in 2019 to expand the horizon of care delivery. Today, the unified organization is not only improving the quality of life and well-being of residents, it is helping develop better standards of care to transform the aging experience altogether.
100% to health, healing and comfort.
The Good Samaritan Foundation, as part of the Sanford Health Foundation, continues to serve the Society’s mission of sharing God’s love through the work of health, healing and comfort.
We are stronger together.
Gifts of all types and sizes support the daily work of helping residents live more fully, including staff education, equipment, technology and services like social work, spiritual care and more.
100% of your gift will directly support the location, project or program that matters most to you. For efficiency, your gift will be centrally processed at the Foundation, but its impact will remain entirely local, just as you intend.
The Foundation also manages hundreds of endowed funds, created by individual and family donors of $10,000 or more. These special funds are designed to provide on-going, perpetual support for the area of each donor’s choice.
The Society can continue to innovate and serve on a local level because of its donor partners — people like you — who are committed to building a stronger, healthier aging experience.