Ways to Give 2017-01-09T21:45:10+00:00

Ways to Give

The Rio Grande Hospital Foundation helps raise money and community awareness for the hospital and its services in the community. The foundation supports the mission of our not-for-profit hospital and clinics. The RGH Foundation has developed several ways that you can support and donate to Rio Grande Hospital and Clinics. Thank you for your generosity!

Tax Deductible Giving

All of your donation dollars are charitable dollars. Rio Grande Hospital, a charitable, 501(c)(3) organization, is also a participant in the San Luis Valley Enterprise Zone. You will receive 25% Colorado State Income Tax credit for your donation to the hospital, in addition to the normal donation tax benefit. Find more information about Colorado Enterprise Zone tax credits here.

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts can be checks or money orders. To make a cash gift, print and complete the giving form and send it to: Rio Grande Hospital, 0310 County Rd. 14, Del Norte, CO 81132. Please make checks payable to: Rio Grande Hospital and write Enterprise Zone in the Memo line. We will provide a letter for your record keeping and tax files.

Print & Download the Giving Form
Please download and print the giving form and mail it in with a check or money order or bring in the form to the hospital to pay by credit card. (We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express).

Gifts in Memory

Upon the passing of a loved one, some families choose to designate the Rio Grande Hospital as the recipient of memorial gifts made in the deceased individual’s name. We are touched by these heartfelt gifts and are happy to work with you to designate a fund or program that held special significance to your family.

Memorial gifts are a thoughtful and very special way to honor the life and memory of a beloved relative, friend, community leader, or loved-one while contributing to the care and programs at Rio Grande Hospital

Your gift on behalf of a friend or loved one will be acknowledged in the Memorial Book on display in the hospital lobby, without mentioning the amount of the gift. Depending on the family’s wishes, we can establish a memorial page on our website from which visitors can make donations while learning more about the individual being memorialized.

Print & Download the Giving Form
Please download and print the giving form and mail it in with a check or money order or bring in the form to the hospital to pay by credit card. (We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express).

Gifts in Honor

Giving a gift in honor of a friend, loved one or community member is a touching way to pay tribute to the contributions they have made in your life while contributing to Rio Grande Hospital’s life-saving work.

Gifts can be made to honor a special event such as a birthday or an anniversary or simply as a way to let someone know you have them in your thoughts.

An acknowledgment card will be sent to the honored individual without mentioning the amount of the gift.

Print & Download the Giving Form
Please download and print the giving form and mail it in with a check or money order or bring in the form to the hospital to pay by credit card. (We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express).

Guardian Angel Gifts

The Guardian Angel program provides former patients and their families with a unique way to recognize a Rio Grande Hospital and Clinics physician, nurse, housekeeper, volunteer, chaplain, or other staff member who made a special difference during their visit or stay.

With a tax-deductible donation to the Hospital, donors can name their own Rio Grande Hospital Guardian Angel.

The Hospital is honored to recognize Rio Grande’s Guardian Angels by presenting them with a card informing them of the donor’s thoughtful gift as well as a custom pin to wear, designating them as a special member of Rio Grande’s Community of Caring. Donors and their Angels will be invited to a special reception in their honor held annually at the hospital.

Print & Download the Giving Form
Please download and print the giving form and mail it in with a check or money order or bring in the form to the hospital to pay by credit card. (We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express).

Planned / Estate Giving

The Rio Grande Hospital Foundation recognizes those visionary individuals who have included the hospital in their estate plans. Members of the Legacy Group demonstrate their dedication to the hospital and their long-term commitment to supporting its mission to provide value based healthcare.

You can make a planned gift to Rio Grande Hospital by naming Rio Grande Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary of your last will and testament, life insurance policy, or retirement plan. It’s as simple as you filling out a non-contractual Letter of Membership to the Legacy Group here, which is an “honor” membership with no obligation and the amount of your gift is known only by you.

If you already have a will, a simple “codicil” (amendment) often is all that’s needed. You can also name Rio Grande Hospital as a beneficiary of a charitable trust. These types of gifts can be a very tax effective method of giving. Life-income gifts such as a charitable gift annuity or trust can provide you with immediate tax savings and annual income.

Your attorney or financial advisor can advise you of the various ways of naming Rio Grande Hospital Foundation as your beneficiary that are tailored to your personal needs.