How We Got Started

The Making a Difference Foundation was born out of the compassion and generosity of the employees at CHG Healthcare. Each year these incredible people give of their time, resources, and money, to make their communities a better place. In December of 2016 the executive team of CHG Healthcare created the Making a Difference Foundation with the belief that every person can create a ripple effect of positive change in the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is a simple one: The Making a Difference Foundation exists to ignite and support the passions of medical providers and CHG employees to give back in their communities and around the world.

How We Achieve Our Mission

In practical and actionable ways we achieve our mission by focusing in four main areas.

Medical Mission Opportunities
We partner with world-class nonprofits to offer medical mission opportunities to healthcare providers. These missions often help providers reconnect with their passion for practicing medicine and bring their services to people and places in need. If you are a healthcare provider or a medical mission nonprofit and would like to partner with us, please contact us.

Individual Provider Grants
Each year we provide grants to healthcare providers who have found their perfect mission but need financial support to offset program costs. If you need financial support to go on a mission, please read about our Financial Assistance Grants.

Sustainable Healthcare Grants
We provide multi-year healthcare grants to nonprofit organizations that deliver direct healthcare services or healthcare education to underserved communities in the areas where CHG Healthcare offices are located.

Local Grants
We provide grants to local organizations whose missions match the passions of CHG employees. Causes that matter most to them receive an extra financial boost from us. If you are a CHG employee and would like more information, please check out our page on the intranet.


With the executives original Founder’s Grant and ongoing contributions from CHG Healthcare, CHG employees, and external supporters, the foundation continues to focus on growing and expanding its mission.

Many thanks to the Founders Grant contributors: Scott Beck, Kevin Ricklefs, Sean Dailey, Mark Law, David Baldridge, Leslie Snavely, Michael Peterson, Alan McIver, James Marshall, and Dan Thomson.

Board of Directors

Christine VanCampen
Christine VanCampen
Kevin Ricklefs
Kevin Ricklefs
Lisa Grabl
Lisa Grabl
Morris Jensby
Morris Jensby

Foundation Staff

Kevin Ricklefs

email: kevin.ricklefs@makingadifferencefdn.org
phone: 801.930.3532

Margaret Vallejo

email: margaret.vallejo@makingadifferencefdn.org
phone: 801.930.3526

Sarah Trescott

email: sarah.trescott@makingadifferencefdn.org
phone: 801.930.3970

Charese Jamison

email: charese.jamison@makingadifferencefdn.org
phone: 801.930.3891

Making a Difference Foundation
7259 S. Bingham Junction Blvd.
Midvale, UT 84047
866.608.1322

2016 Form 990
2017 Form 990

2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report

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