How you can help provide a new tomorrow
Shriners Hospitals depend on the generosity of many individuals, Shriners and non-Shriners alike, for the funding needed to continue operating this extraordinary philanthropy.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a fully qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization under IRS regulations. Donations are tax-deductible. Charitable contributions work hard at Shriners Hospitals. Approximately 6 percent of Shriners Hospitals’ annual operating budget is used for administrative and fund-raising costs, and Shriners Hospitals are ranked at the very top among “charities that watch their pennies best.”
To make a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children, you may use your credit card to donate on-line, or send a check payable to “Shriners Hospitals for Children,” to any of the 22 Shriners Hospitals (see addresses of individual hospitals) or to the Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607-1460.
There are many other ways individuals can help support the mission of the “World’s Greatest Philanthropy,” including the following:
The 100 Million Dollar Club
A gift of $100 or more entitles a Shriner or non-Shriner to membership and club certificate. Tax-deductible donation goes into Shriners Hospital endowment fund. Donations are made through the local Shrine Center.
Outright gifts to Shriners Hospitals
To make a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children, you may use your credit card to donate on-line, or send a check payable to “Shriners Hospitals for Children,” to any of the 22 Shriners Hospitals (see addresses of individual hospitals) or to the Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607-1460
If you wish to make a donation in honor of or in memory of another individual, simply include a note indicating the person’s name, and include the name and address of the person who should receive the acknowledgement. To download a form, click here.
Other Methods of Giving
Wills and Bequests
Designations of bequests should clearly indicate Shriners Hospitals for Children. Bequests under wills may reduce estate taxes.
Gifts of Securities
Contributions of securities may be easily accomplished. If the donor’s securities have appreciated in value at the time of the gift, there can be income tax and other advantages to the donor.
Gifts of Real Estate
After approval from International Shrine Headquarters, real estate may be deeded outright to Shriners Hospitals for Children, or, if it is a donor’s residence or farm, may be given subject to retained life interests. The value of the interest being contributed may be used as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes.
Life Estate Agreements
A personal residence or farm may be given as a charitable gift, with the donor retaining the right to use the property for life. This is known as a Life Estate Agreement. The life estate may be retained for one or more lives, or for a term of years.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Shriners Hospitals for Children can be designated as the irrevocable beneficiary and owner of an insurance policy. The hospitals would thus be assured of a definite sum in the future. The cash surrender value and annual premium may be deducted as a charitable contribution.
Pooled Income Fund
Persons contributing $5,000 or more may participate in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Pooled Income Fund. Under this agreement, donors or their designees will receive annual income from their contribution during their lifetime. A portion of the contribution may be deducted as a charitable donation.
Thank you for considering a gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
For more information:
The Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607, can provide further specific information on designating Shriners Hospitals for Children for living gifts, wills or trusts. Phone 1-800-241-GIFT.