The Good Samaritan Clinic was founded in 1991 to provide free health care to the uninsured of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The clinic was staffed primarily by healthcare professionals who cared enough to donate their time and resources to the community and those in need. Services offered at the Good Samaritan Clinic included primary health care services, pharmacy services, breast and cervical cancer screening, and referrals to local hospitals, specialty physicians, and human service agencies.

When the Good Samaritan Clinic closed in 2016, this fund was respurposed to support the public health field with respect to the mission of the former Good Samaritan Clinic, emphasis for grants shall be given to programs, projects and services that offer: potential to improve the health of low-income citizens in the Mid-Ohio Valley region of West Virginia; services to meet the needs of individuals with inadequate access to health care or lacking resources to provide for their own health care such as those who are uninsured or under-insured; support for delivery of quality patient care for those same citizens; or education in an atmosphere of social concern for those same citizens.