Founded in 1992, the Erie Shores Health Foundation raises funds for Erie Shores HealthCare and Erie Shores Hospice in Essex County. Since the Ministry of Health does not fund the total costs for the Hospital and Hospice, the Foundation works to insure funding needs are met by raising awareness and support from community donations. For Erie Shores HealthCare this means purchasing capital and high priority medical equipment vital for patient care. For Erie Shores Hospice this means covering the cost of operations that are not funded, to ensure programs and services are offered to residents and their families at no cost. Working in partnership with The Hospice of Windsor Essex County, the Foundation is also responsible for the buildings, land quality and maintenance of the Erie Shores Hospice campus.