FAQs

Q. I want to make a donation by mail. Where can I send it? How do I make out the check?

A. Print the downloadable form and mail it to:
St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation
2351 E. 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115

Please make checks payable to St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation. Your gift will be acknowledged and receipted for tax purposes.

Q. What types of gifts can I make online?

A. When you click the donate now link, you will have the opportunity to make a one-time gift or to set up a new automatically recurring gift.

Q. How do I make a donation in honor/memory of someone?

A. The online donation form has a section for that information. If you are making a gift by mail, the downloadable form has a section for that information as well. Please make sure to indicate the party we should notify about your gift, and provide us with their contact information. We never reveal the amount of your gift.

Q. I would like more information about planned giving options such as bequests, charitable lead trusts and annuities. How can I learn more about the benefits of these gift vehicles?

A. St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation can help you and your financial adviser to find the planned giving instruments that are right for you. Contact us at 216.875.4624 or foundation@stvincentcharity.com.

Q. Is my gift tax-deductible?

A. Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation will send you an acknowledgment of each gift which you can use as documentation if you itemize your deductions.

Q. I am with a foundation and I have a question.

A. Please contact Ellen Evans, Director of Grants and Foundation Relations, at (216) 363-7724 or EEvans@sistersofcharityhealth.org.

Q. How will I know you have received my donation?

A. If you give using our secure online giving form, you will receive an immediate email confirmation. Whether you give online, by phone or by mail, you will receive an acknowledgement letter by mail about a week after we receive your donation. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact us at 216.875.4624 or foundation@stvincentcharity.com.

Q. Can my donation be automatically charged to my credit card at a set time each month?

A. Yes, you can set up a new recurring gift from a credit card using our online giving page or the downloadable form. We cannot initiate recurring gifts from checking accounts at this time.

Q. How will my gift make a difference?

  • Your gifts, no matter the amount, save and change lives for the better, help families find strength and comfort when they are most vulnerable and allow those in the grasp of addiction find freedom and support.
  • Your generosity ensures that Cleveland maintains its downtown hospital, a treasured asset in the healthcare industry, one of this city’s renowned economic drivers.
  • Your support affirms your belief in the role that faith-based care has for all patients, regardless of religion and the ability to pay.

For our patients and their families, the impact of your philanthropic support is immeasurable.

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