Frequently Asked Questions
Is Riverside HealthCare Foundation a non-profit organization?
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Where should I send my donation?
What are the different ways I can make a gift?
Will I receive a tax receipt when I make a donation?
Can I designate my contribution to a particular program at Riverside?
Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of a friend or family member?
Can I make a stock gift to Riverside?
My company matches gifts. What do I need to do to have my gift to Riverside matched?
Should I be concerned with the privacy of my gift?
How can I volunteer my time?
Yes. All corporations under the Riverside HealthCare umbrella are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. This includes Riverside Medical Center, Riverside HealthCare Foundation and Riverside Senior Living Corporation. Riverside HealthCare Foundation is the fundraising arm for all Riverside HealthCare corporations.
Because Riverside is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.
If you would like to mail a donation, please send your check to:
Riverside HealthCare Foundation
350 North Wall Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
You can give online through Riverside’s secure website. You will receive an immediate confirmation, as well as a separate gift receipt mailed to you for tax purposes. You may also call us at (815) 933-7799 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST to make a credit card gift. Checks may also be sent to Riverside HealthCare Foundation at 350 North Wall Street, Kankakee, IL 60901.
Yes. All donors receive written acknowledgement of their contribution, which serves as an official tax record.
Unrestricted gifts are preferable as they enable us to best address our most pressing needs; however if you choose, you may designate your gift to a specific program area. If you are making your contribution online, be sure to indicate, in the comment field, where you would like your donation designated. If you are mailing in a contribution, simply enclose a brief note with your check naming the department or program that you would like to benefit from your gift.
Yes. If you are making your gift online, select the option to make a special gift and include who you are making the donation in honor of. If you are mailing in your contribution, please include a note with your gift that tells us the name of the person being honored or remembered. You will also need to provide us with the name and address of anyone who should be notified of your gift (for example: the honoree, their spouse or parent). They will receive an acknowledgement regarding your gift. The amount of your contribution will not be shared in this card. You will receive a written acknowledgement of your contribution, which serves as an official tax record.
Yes. Gift of appreciated securities offer substantial tax advantages such as forgiveness of the tax on capital gain and an income tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of the securities. Members of our staff are available to discuss the best way for you to make a gift, either through an electronic transfer of your shares or via a physical stock certificate.
Your Human Resources department should have a matching gift form to fill out. Once you complete the form you should send it to Riverside Foundation at 350 North Wall Street, Kankakee, IL 60901.
Donor information is kept strictly confidential by Riverside HealthCare Foundation and will not be sold or distributed to outside agencies for any other purpose. As a form of recognition, we do publish donor names in publications. If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, please let us know at the time you make your gift, or contact us at 815.933.7799.
Each year hundreds of volunteers give of their time and talents to support Riverside. Among other things, we utilize volunteers to stuff invitations and mailers, to help with special events and to provide general office support. If you wish to volunteer and work in the medical center directly with patients, you must first complete a formal application, personal interview and background check