Our Foundation

The Valley Hope Foundation is the charitable arm of Valley Hope and as such raises and manages charitable gifts to support treatment scholarships, treatment programs, equipment and capital needs of Valley Hope. The Foundation also maintains an endowment in support of Valley Hope. Valley Hope Foundation accepts a wide range of charitable gifts. If you would like to discuss, please contact Megan O’Connor, Foundation Director: [email protected]. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN: 48 1236586

How to Give


SEEDS OF HOPE take root the moment a patient enters the doors of Valley Hope. Through the addiction treatment process, seeds of hope sprout into a desire for a new way of life.

Mary’s journey to recovery is just one of many. She came to Valley Hope hopeless and defeated but left with a renewed sense of hope. Once a women who shrank from the world, she now radiates with hope and purpose.

By supporting the SEEDS OF HOPE Drive, you provide patient essentials such as clothing, cost of dental visits, treatment books and assistance with sober housing rent deposits. Valley Hope’s Patient Essentials Fund is driven 100% by donations. This year, we have helped 932 patients with essentials, but now have very limited resources to get us through the year. The need is still great.

Click to make a donation to the SEEDS OF HOPE Drive.

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GEMs (Give Every Month) are donors working together to help Valley Hope patients. 

4 reasons to join the GEM community:

• Addiction treatment saves lives and positively impacts families and communities.

• You provide steady available resources to patients.

• You can set it and forget it—monthly donations are automatic.

• You are part of a special and impactful community.


“We would not be the family we are today if it weren’t for the new beginnings we received at Valley Hope. The GEM Program provides an opportunity to give back and express my gratitude to Valley Hope for the restoration of our family.”

To get started, click Donate and check "Recurring Donation" on the form. If you need assistance, please call us at (785) 877-5111.

Thank you for your support!


Valley Hope is committed to a $12 million expansion and renovation of the center.  The BUILDING HOPE PARKER PROJECT CAMPAIGN serves to develop a portion of the funding for the expansion, with a working goal of $2.5 million. To date, nearly half has been contributed thanks to Colorado funders!

The treatment center has a waiting list for admission due to demand for services and a lack of recovery room detoxification (detox) beds. General overcrowding is evident in all areas of the center including the admissions center, dining hall, lecture hall, therapy rooms, community rooms, and parking. The Parker Project will expand the center and improve efficiencies of treatment services. The facility will receive a fresh face along with relief from the current cramped conditions. The Parker Project will reduce the waiting lists for admission. Click to learn more!

You can help us reach our goal! The impact of your charitable gifts will improve lives for generations to come.

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Our Leaders


Megan O'Connor

Executive Director Valley Hope Foundation

Megan joined Valley Hope in 2003, fulfilling her dream to become an addiction counselor. Upon learning of Valley Hope Foundation, Megan recognized fundraising as an opportunity to help countless patients and families get the treatment they need. As the Executive Director of the Foundation since 2005, Megan oversees all Valley Hope fundraising activities and stewardship.  She is leading her team in acquiring large grants and major gifts supporting patients across a 7-state region. Megan holds a bachelor’s in business administration and marketing from Oregon State University. She holds a certificate of fundraising management from The School of Philanthropy, University of Indiana.


Kortney Poire

Assistant Executive Director

Kortney is responsible for planning and coordinating activities for an integrated mass appeal program, known as the annual fund program.  She oversees the direct mail program, digital platform, recurring gift program, and special events.  Kortney holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Emporia State University.  She is a licensed professional counselor and licensed master’s addiction counselor. Kortney has more than 12 years of nonprofit experience and has worked extensively in management of child welfare programs. She has been an integral member of the Foundation staff since 2017 and was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in 2023.