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 does Providence Healthcare need philanthropic support?

The costs of Providence’s operations are partially 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 our generous private and corporate supporters. For example, at Providence, renovations to our rehab hospital, transformations to Palliative Care and the brand new, state-of-the-art Knowledge Centre are 100% funded by donors, like you!

How can I make a donation?

Absolutely! Thank you for considering a generous gift! You can make a donation in the following ways:

  • Donate Online
  • Phone: 416-285-3630 or 1-866-285-3630
  • In Person: Visit our office in Suite C208, located along Memory Lane on the 2 nd floor of Providence Hospital.
  • By Mail: At the address listed below.
  • By Email: You can email Dane Shumak, CFRE at dshumak@providence.on.ca or call him directly at 416-285-3666 ext. 3990 to discuss about the best way for you to make your donation!

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Providence Healthcare Foundation
3276 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite C208
Toronto, ON M1L 1W1
Hours of operations: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 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?

Yes, of course. Making a gift In Honour or In Memory of someone special is a meaningful way of honouring a loved one or their family, or remembering them in perpetuity.

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.

To discuss making a contribution to name a space at the Hospital in honour or in memory of somebody, please contact Dane Shumak at 416-285-3666 x 3990.

By making a gift in this way, you’re celebrating the person you’re honouring and making a difference at Providence Healthcare, too. Thank you!

I had a great care experience! How can I celebrate that?

We’re so glad to hear you had a great care experience at Providence. Many donors choose to honour a
member of their care team by making a contribution in their name. You can do so online!

How can I calculate my donation tax credit?

You may use the CRA donation tax calculator. Please note, this is an estimator tool only. Some factors may cause the credit to vary.

Tax Receipts

What is the minimum donation required for a tax receipt?

Providence issues tax receipts for donations of $10 or greater. Thank you!

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 business 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. Please email Dane Shumak at dshumak@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 Dane Shumak at dshumak@providence.on.ca.

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 Dane Shumak at dshumak@providence.on.ca or via phone at 416-285-3666 ext. 3990.

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 and Community Events

How can I become a monthly donor?

Select the monthly recurring gift option when you donate online, or call us directly at 416-285-3630. 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 Dane Shumak at dshumak@providence.on.ca or call at 416-285-3666 ext. 3990

Can I donate equipment and/or items (such as artwork, books) to the Foundation?

Yes you may. We call these “gifts-in-kind.” 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 Jessica Graham at jgraham@providence.on.ca to discuss your gift!

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

Making a planned or estate gift to Providence Healthcare is an incredibly way to leave a lasting legacy through a generous philanthropic gift. There are a variety of ways that you can donate to the Foundation in this way, all while helping to support the future of healthcare and provide tax advantages for you and your loved ones. Visit our Make A Bequest section for more information, or contact Dane Shumak at dshumak@providence.on.ca or at 416-285-3666 ext. 3990.

Should you like to make a gift of securities, please download the form here and follow the instructions. You may contact Dane Shumak if you have any questions, or to discuss recognition opportunities.

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 Evan Creighton at ecreighton@providence.on.ca or call 416‑285‑3666 ext. 3872.

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. For more information, please email Evan Creighton at ecreighton@providence.on.ca or call 416‑285‑3666 ext. 3872.

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