Donations & Charitable Contributions
At Memorial Health System, we understand the importance of engagement with the communities we serve and we are committed to supporting community outreach and not-for-profit agencies, especially when it comes to organizations that support health education, events and activities. The community benefit should complement the impact of our organization and fall within Memorial’s strategic initiatives.
Please consider the following:
- Charitable contributions that will not be considered include, but not limited to:
- Donations to individuals, pageant contestants, student trips
- Multi-year commitments, verbal or in writing (without specific rationale and annual review by MHG)
- Legislators, political groups, or campaigns
- Directly competes with Memorial Foundation funding resources or opportunities
Charitable contributions that may be considered include, but not limited to:
- The areas of focus identified for community and corporate relations (CCR) monetary consideration include but are not limited to access to care, obesity/physical activities, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, women’s and children’s health, oncology, healthcare workforce development, community involvement and economic development, senior health programs, community/city/chamber events, youth events, partners in education, leadership programs, information technology.
- CCR, marketing and communications sponsorships that may be considered include donations defined as supporting school or college sponsored academics, arts and athletics including advertising in yearbooks and athletic signage/marketing items.
To review a charitable contribution request for funding consideration, the following must e included:
- Completion of proper donation letter request form to include brief description of project, event or activity requiring funding, amount and reason for request, event goal
- Organization/company is located in Memorial’s defined service area
- Mission of organization, area and populations served by the organization, and disclose association with other not-for-profits or businesses
- Current W-9, copy of tax-exempt letter stating legal name of the organization from IRS (990) or equivalent
- Disclose any previous funding (past two years) received from Memorial or Memorial Foundation
- Complete list of organization’s Board of Directors and key staff
- Address/contact person where the check should be mailed
- Outline of reciprocal benefits, if any (ex: logo recognition, tickets, marketing, etc)