About Us

Founded in 2010 by St. Louis-based, independent physician group Esse Health, the Esse Health Foundation is a 501(c) non-profit organization established exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes. The purpose of the Esse Health Foundation is to support research, education and informational activities to increase public awareness of health issues. 

The Foundation’s purpose reflects the vision of Esse Health, which is to improve the overall well-being of our community through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention. Esse Health historically provided charitable contributions to local organizations that supported its vision as a company. In 2010, Esse Health identified a need to set up a non-profit organization that would manage the philanthropic actions of the company.  A Board of Directors now manages the Foundation and reviews each request for donation to determine if the cause aligns with the Foundation’s purpose.