The Crouse Health Foundation Endowment Fund was established in 1983 through a $5 million community fund-drive. Today the fund has a market value of almost $20 million. The principal of the fund remains untouched, while a portion of the investment income earned annually is given to Crouse Hospital. Investment income disbursements began in 1988, and monies awarded in support of the hospital to date total almost $17 million. In March 2012, the Foundation's Board of Trustees allocated $900,000 in investment income earned by the Endowment Fund in 2011, distributed through more than 60 grants for various programs and services of the hospital.
2012 Endowment Allocations