Our Mission

To improve the health of the communities we serve through patient care, education and research.

To receive and administer charitable gifts primarily for Upstate Medical University.

Our Vision

Impacting patient care, education, research, and community health and well-being through charitable giving.

Our Values

The Upstate Foundation was created with certain intrinsic core values. The organization carries out its activities and programs with these values foremost in mind.

  • We conduct business with integrity, accountability and transparency
  • Wise stewardship of the gifts to which we’ve been entrusted
  • Our independence, unbiased perspective and adaptability
  • Donor-centricity and respect
  • The competence of our team and the quality of our work
  • Being a creative and high-impact organization
  • Connectivity to the public health community
  • Innovation, creativity and idea-driven solutions
  • Use of evidence and data to improve performance
  • Consensus and partnership building
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives and practice