Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, UC Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift to UC Health Foundation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • How do I contact the foundation?

The UC Health Foundation is located in the UC Health Business Center, 3200 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229. We can be reached at (513) 585-5229 or click here to learn about the Foundation Staff.

  • Can I mail my donation?

Yes. Please print this form or mail a check payable to UC Health Foundation to:

UC Health Foundation
Attn: Diana Hatfield, Business Manager
3200 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229

  • Can I donate items/give in kind?

Yes. UC Health Foundation encourages and appreciates gifts-in-kind that the health system would otherwise need to purchase. Through gifts-in-kind, supporters help the system strengthen programs and improve facilities to provide the best possible healthcare to our patients. Unlike contributions of cash or securities, in-kind gifts allow donors to receive the benefit of a charitable contribution without drawing on their cash reserves.

All gifts-in-kind are reviewed, accepted, and officially acknowledged. Prior to acceptance, the gift is reviewed to see if it meets the system’s needs. Though rare, there are instances where we may need to decline a gift that does not further our goals or involves special maintenance, is prohibited by regulation or requires other conditions that we would be unable to satisfy.

  • Can I make a gift in memory or in honor of someone?

Yes. You can make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend. Our online giving form allows you to designate your gift in memory of someone. You can give online here and designate your gift in memory of someone. If mailing your gift, please indicate the name of the person your gift is in memory of in the memo line or enclose a note with your check.

  • Do you have suggested language about memorial gifts that can be included in obituaries?

“In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of [name of deceased] to UC Health Foundation, [optional – fund name or hospital area], 3200 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219.”

  • Can I make a gift in tribute or honor of a doctor, nurse, or other caregiver?

Yes. If a caregiver made a difference or went the extra mile for you or your loved one during your stay with us, please consider making a gift in their honor.  Our online giving form allows you to designate your gift in honor of someone. Click here to give online. If mailing your gift, please indicate who your gift is in honor of in the memo line or enclose a note with your check. If you choose, we will notify the caregiver that a gift has been made in their honor, or you can remain anonymous.

  • How are charitable contributions used?

Charitable contributions are used to support the operations and special projects of UC Health, in accordance with the intent and wishes of the donor. When you make a gift, you may designate your gift to support a specific facility, department, or program of UC Health.

  • Can I make a gift to support a specific program or part of UC Health?

Yes. You can designate your gift to support a specific facility, department, or program. Make your designation on the memo form of your check, or choose a designation on our online giving form.

  • Can I plan an event or fundraiser for UC Health?

Yes. You can plan an event to raise funds for any UC Health facility, institute, or department. Please contact the Foundation at (513) 585-8229 to discuss planning your own fundraiser; we will gladly put you in contact with the right person to assist you in planning an event.

  • How do I make a corporate or foundation gift?

Please call (513) 585-8229 for information about making a corporate or foundation gift to UC Health Foundation.