Providence Healthcare Foundation
Providence Healthcare Foundation

FAQs

Donations

Tax Receipts

Change or Update my Information

Questions about Privacy

Community Relations and Accountability

Questions about Fundraising and Community Events


Donations

Why do hospitals need philanthropic support?

The costs of the hospital’s operations are funded by the Ontario government, which has helped create access to some of the best healthcare in the world. However, some of the most important and innovative enhancements to patient care and their hospital experience are made solely as a result of donations from the public. For example, at Providence, our renovations to our rehab hospital and the planned transformations to Palliative Care are 100% funded by donors.

How can I make a donation?

You can make a donation in the following ways:

  • Donate Online
  • Phone: 416-285-3630 or 1-866-285-3630
  • In Person: Visit us at our office in suite C208, located along Memory Lane on the 2nd floor of Providence Hospital.
  • By Mail: At the address listed below.
  • By Email: You can email Lauren Kirchhausen at LKirchhausen@providence.on.ca to talk about the best way for you to make your donation!

All information entered is strictly confidential and securely protected.

Providence Healthcare Foundation
3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite C208
Toronto, ON M1L 1W1
Hours of operations: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What is Providence Healthcare Foundation’s Charitable Registration Number?

Our Charitable Registration Number is: 13333 8046 RR0001

Can I give a gift In Honour or In Memory of someone else?

Of course! Making a gift In Honour or In Memory of someone special is a meaningful way of honouring your loved ones while helping patients and residents flourish at Providence Healthcare. We have many donors who make donations In Honour, or In Memory, of friends, families and caregivers.

With a donation of $10 or more to the Foundation, we will send a commemorative card to the individual you want to honour through our Tribute Program to acknowledge your generous gift.

Can I claim credit as a first time donor?

Learn more about Super-Credit for first-time donors. The new credit can be claimed once from the 2013 to 2017 taxation years.

How can can calculate my donation tax credit?

Simply use the CRA donation tax calculator. Enter monetary donations up to $1,000 made after March 20, 2013 and select “Calculate” to display the results.

Tax Receipts

What is the minimum donation required for a tax receipt?

Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10 or greater.

When will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

As soon as your donation has been processed, your donation receipt will be mailed to you within 5 days unless otherwise requested (many donors request annual receipts which are mailed at the beginning of each year for the previous calendar year’s giving. Email Lauren Kirchhausen at LKirchhausen@providence.on.ca if you would like an “annual receipt”).

When will I receive my e-tax receipt from my online donation?

Within minutes of successfully completing an online gift, you should receive an email notification confirming the donation. If you did not receive your e‑tax receipt right away, please check your spam and junk folders.

If you still have not received your receipt after 12 hours, please email Emily Gaetz at egaetz@providence.on.ca or call 416-285-3666 ext. 4431.

How can I request my donation tax receipt?

In the event that your receipt has been lost or misplaced, or if you have moved, a duplicate receipt can be issued. Please contact us Emily Gaetz at egaetz@providence.on.ca or call 416-285-3666 ext. 4431.

Change or Update my Information

How can I easily update my information with you?

If you would like to update your name, address, phone number or you would like to update your credit card or banking information for your monthly gift, please contact us by telephone at 416‑285‑3630.

Questions about Privacy

When an In Memory or In Honour gift is made, is the amount of the donation disclosed?

No. Donation amounts are is kept strictly confidential unless requested by the donor.

Will the Foundation share my information with other organizations?

No. Providence Healthcare Foundation does not rent, sell or trade its mailing lists. We respect your right to privacy. Please see our Donor Bill of Rights and Privacy Page.

Can online donors make an anonymous donation?

Yes. Simply check the appropriate box when prompted in the online donation form.

Community Relations and Accountability

I would like to share my story of gratitude with the community – how can I do that?

We would love to share your story with our community! Please visit the Share Your Story section.

How can I get a copy of your Annual Reports and other publications?

Download our Annual Report and other publications from our Accountability page.

How can I get a copy of your audited Financial Statements?

Download our audited Financial Statements from our Accountability page.

Questions about Fundraising

How can I become a monthly donor?

Select the monthly recurring gift option when you donate online. Monthly donations demonstrate your continuous dedication to Providence Healthcare, and offer the convenience of having funds withdrawn directly from a bank account or credit card. If you have any questions, please email Lauren Kirchhausen at LKirchhausen@providence.on.ca or call 416‑285‑3666 ext. 3836.

Can I donate equipment and/or items (a gift‑in‑kind, such as artwork, books) to the Foundation?

Gift‑in‑kind donations to Providence Healthcare Foundation can help to raise funds through prize draws, live and silent auctions, and many other ways. Beneficial items for fundraising purposes include electronics, sporting event or concert tickets, fine wines and spirits, artwork, jewelry, and gift certificates.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you what is needed and what the Foundation and Providence Hospital can best use. Each gift‑in‑kind donation of items and equipment is dealt with on a case‑by‑case basis. Please email Lauren Kirchhausen at LKirchhausen@providence.on.ca or call 416‑285‑3666 ext. 3836 and we would be happy to discuss your gift.

Does the Foundation accept future gifts (e.g., estates, securities, insurance)?

Yes, we do. There are a variety of ways that you can donate a planned gift to the Foundation that can help support future healthcare and provide tax advantages for you and your loved ones. Visit our Leave A Legacy section for more information, or contact Joanne Tsang directly at 416-285-3669 or email at JTsang@providence.on.ca

I/My workplace would like to host an event for Providence – who should I contact?

Please visit our Host Your Own Community Event for Providence page for more information, or email Cassidy Walker-Sloan at CWalker-Sloan@providence.on.ca or call 416‑285‑3666 ext. 3990

Can anyone attend events that are run by the Foundation?

Yes, we welcome past and new friends as guests and/or sponsors of our special events. Please email Evan Creighton at ecreighton@providence.on.ca or call 416‑285‑3666 ext. 3872 for more information.

Providence Healthcare Foundation
3276 St Clair Avenue East
Room C208
Toronto, ON, M1L 1W1
416-285-3630
foundation@providence.on.ca