MPT works to improve healthcare on a global scale and in the vibrant city that serves as the company’s home base—Birmingham, Alabama.


MPT consistently supports nonprofit organizations in ways that:

  • Contribute to the health and well-being of our community—its people and the city itself
  • Help research hospitals and medical organizations make discoveries that can impact the world



MPT is proud to be the presenting sponsor for this annual event held at Barber Motorsports Park. It raises awareness and funds for the fight against childhood cancer and blood disorders, and young patients at Children’s of Alabama always have fun serving as honorary pit crew chiefs.


  • Children’s of Alabama
  • Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, which seeks to:
    • Make patient care a priority
    • Conduct research in childhood cancer and blood disorders
    • Improve the educational development of leaders and scientists in the fields

MPT Chief Executive Officer Ed Aldag and others Share the Racing for Children’s Story



In 2020, as front-line workers battled the COVID-19 pandemic at its height as well as other illnesses and injuries, MPT sent thousands of chef-prepared meals to hospitals across the U.S. Devoted nurses, doctors, technicians and administrative staff members don’t often get the chance for quick, delicious, nutritious meals in the midst of a pandemic. MPT found a way to nourish and rejuvenate these most essential workers — and to encourage and thank them.


Freshly meals delivered during the pandemic


hospitals benefited from healthy, chef-prepared food, ready in minutes

“We are incredibly humbled and honored by the support you have given our hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak.”

– Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“A BIG THANK YOU to Medical Properties Trust for sending our entire Foothill team meals from Freshly.”

– Foothill Regional Medical Center, Tustin, California

“Just saying thank you doesn’t seem worthy for the wonderful gesture you have made…For all the places you could have put your energy, of all the forces you could have aligned your force with, you freely chose to assist us, to put your energy here, to align yourself with us.”

– Los Angeles Community Hospital, Los Angeles, California

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2022 World Games


MPT is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the World Games 2022 Children’s Program, which includes the Kids Zone in the World Games Plaza and children’s programming throughout the 10-day event. The company will provide free admission to the World Games 2022 for children 12 and under with a ticketed adult and will facilitate daily athlete appearances with Children’s of Alabama.


The World Games 2022 Birmingham will take place July 7-17, 2022, and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact for the city.

“We are delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the Children’s Program of the World Games,” said Edward K. Aldag Jr., president and CEO of Medical Properties Trust. “Birmingham will be hosting athletes and spectators from around the globe for this unique, multisport event, and MPT is excited to support this major opportunity for our city. We are particularly pleased to help the children in our community to experience and fully enjoy the World Games through the various aspects of our sponsorship.”



nonprofits received sponsorship funds from MPT in 2020

More than 25 organizations benefited from MPT sponsorship funds in 2020, most related to healthcare causes. Other sponsorships support civic institutions, such as the Birmingham Museum of Art, that make Birmingham a vibrant city.

Here is just a sampling of the organizations MPT supports and contributions made in 2019:

  • Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research Beyond Blue – a benefit to move beyond the blue ribbon
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk – funding research for a cure
  • United Ability Journey of Hope – honoring the staff of United Ability
  • March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction – supporting the fight to end premature birth
  • Magic Moments BHM 26.2 Marathon – benefiting the only wish-granting organization devoted exclusively to chronically ill children in Alabama
  • Mitchell’s Place A Night at the Oscars – benefiting children with autism and other developmental disabilities


Our sponsorships are signature ways MPT contributes to our community — and the world. All year long, our Charity Committee deliberates about how to allocate MPT’s charitable funds. From these signature sponsorships to donations made to startup nonprofits and youth sports leagues, MPT gives back.


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