Lee Initiatives was founded in 2005 and is the Legacy of the former Lee Hospital. Lee Initiatives is the philanthropic parent of Johnstown Medical Development Corporation and Walnut Management Corporation.

Annually Lee Initiatives provides grants to community organizations that are directed toward improving the life and health of the region served by the former Lee Hospital.  the grant cycle opens usually in the fall of each year and then culminates in April of the following year with the awarding of grants.

Lee Initiatives is also involved in providing “Emily Lee Scholarships” to individuals enrolled in post high school health care studies, for those planning on entering healthcare careers and within the service area of the former Lee Hospital.   In 2018, twenty-two, $2,000 scholarships were awarded.

Over the last twelve years, Lee Initiatives has infused 6 million dollars in the way of grants and donations to improve the health and well-being of all who live and work in this community.  Lee Initiatives  has provided fiscal resources for energy assistance, after school programs, cancer research, the purchase of medical equipment and educational programs related to healthcare.

Our Vision

Lee Initiatives, Inc. is committed to improving the life and health of the residents of the area served by the former Lee Hospital in West Central Pennsylvania by serving as a catalyst that coordinates, facilitates, develops, and supports health related services.

Our Mission

Lee Initiatives preserves the legacy of Lee Hospital by managing its resources to improve the quality of life for people in the service area of the former Lee Hospital in West Central Pennsylvania.