Frequently Asked Questions
May I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?
Tribute gifts are a very meaningful way to recognize special people in your life. We send a card to the person you designate, informing them of the gift, and also acknowledge the gift to you.
How will my donation be used?
We make certain to direct your gift as you wish. You may choose to support:
- Unrestricted: Unrestricted gifts permit the SwedishAmerican Foundation to use the contribution where the need is greatest.
- Restricted: Restricted gifts support our services in a specific area. Oncology, cardiology, pediatrics and women's and children's health are just a few of the areas from which you may choose.
- Neighborhood revitalization: These gifts help restore the neighborhood surrounding SwedishAmerican. Funds may be used to renovate homes, offer financial assistance to homebuyers or purchase property to be improved.
- Uncompensated patient care: These gifts allow SwedishAmerican to continue providing service to everyone, regardless of financial ability.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Contributions are deductible for personal or corporate tax purposes to the fullest extent of the law.
What percentage of my gift goes to support the administration of the Foundation?
Not one penny. Thanks to the historical and generous support of past generations of benefactors, and through the diligent stewardship of the Foundation's resources, every dollar contributed to the SwedishAmerican Foundation is used to impact the health and well-being of the Rockford community. No gift dollars are used for administrative or operational purposes.