Funding the Future Campaign

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation supports the Health System by creating a culture of philanthropy. The not-for-profit Foundation is deeply rooted in the community, raising funds and collaborating with others to support the Health System's mission to provide exceptional care for all and create healthy communities.

The Foundation is currently raising funds to support the Funding the Future Campaign. Funding the Future supports Healthy Kids Initiatives, which are designed to reduce childhood obesity and improve the health and wellness of kids, and helps fund the Master Facility Plan which will renovate and expand the Health Center. 

In our seven-county service area, more than 9,000 children are overweight or obese, which translates into 33 percent or one in three kids who are battling obesity.  We know that when children are overweight, they tend to carry that into adulthood, and are at risk for developing chronic health issues like heart disease and diabetes. It’s essential we partner with schools, parents, and local organizations to establish Healthy Kids Initiatives which are targeted at reducing obesity and increasing physical activity. We have the opportunity, responsibility and power to act now, to improve the health of children living in our region. 

Additionally, we are preparing Sarah Bush Lincoln for the future by planning a $48 million Master Facility Plan, which will expand and renovate the Health Center.  All adult inpatients will have a private room in which to receive care. Access to emergency care will be improved. More than 8,000 total square feet will be added to the Emergency Department, allowing SBL to expand from 19 semi-private treatment stations to 27 private rooms. Surgical suites will be enlarged, laboratory services will be expanded and relocated, and public areas will be modernized. This Master Facility Plan will renovate 120,000 total square feet of the 34-year-old facility and take the community-minded organization well into the future. Our goal is to provide trusted, compassionate, high-quality care for generations to come and to improve the health of children in our region.

The Campaign Goal is to raise $8 million. Of the $8 million,

  • $5.5 million will help renovate and expand the Health Center, and
  • $2.5 million will help develop Health Kids Initiatives, designed to reduce obesity and improve the health and wellness of kids.

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For more information about the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation and philanthropic opportunities, call 258- or 348-2511, email, or mail to:

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation
1000 Health Center Drive
P.O. Box 372
Mattoon, Illinois 61938-0372