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Foundation FAQs

What is St. Joseph's Foundation?

St. Joseph's Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that support the patient care, medical education, research and community outreach at our hospital. The foundation fund programs that the hospital might otherwise not be able to afford, including care for those in need.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Gifts to the foundation are tax deductible as allowed by state and federal law. 

How can I make a gift to the foundation?

Donations, both large and small, enable the foundation to provide cutting-edge technology, build and support health education and community outreach programs, and support those who cannot afford the costs of health care.

  • Gifts of cash
    This is the easiest and most convenient way to support the hospital. Use a credit card online at or make your checks payable to St. Joseph’s Foundation, 124 West Thomas Road, Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
  • Tribute and memorial gifts
    Would you like to honor the memory of a cherished family member, friend, coworker or caregiver? Learn more about tribute and memorial gifts at
  • Leave a legacy
    Planned giving is a versatile way to leave a family legacy at St. Joseph’s or show gratitude and appreciation for a special doctor or department where a loved one received personalized care. Gifts made through beneficiary designation can include a will or trust, retirement plans, appreciated securities, life insurance and personal property (such as real estate).
  • Gifts-in-kind
    Gifts-in-kind are donated services or items of value to St. Joseph's, including personal protective equipment. For example, many individuals and organizations donate auction items or services such as printing and design for our St. Joseph’s Signature Event.
  • Stocks and bonds
    Gifts of marketable securities can offer donors significant tax advantages. In most cases, the full market value of the security can be deducted as a charitable contribution.
  • Hosting an event
    An event can be a rewarding way to raise money for an area of the hospital most meaningful to you and your family, or you can participate in already-existing hospital fundraisers to show your support. Visit to stay up to date on fundraising events and to learn how to host one of your own.
  • Payroll deduction
    Hospital employees can make a donation online or sign up for payroll deduction.

How are contributions to the foundation allocated?

St. Joseph's Foundation works directly with St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center leadership to establish hospital priorities and make funding allocations. In the last fiscal year, more than $6 million was transferred to St. Joseph's.

What kinds of programs and services are funded?

St. Joseph's Foundation supports programs and services in these main areas:

  • Start-up funding for new programs and services
  • New facilities and campus improvements
  • Care to the underserved
  • Community outreach
  • Medical education and academic appointments
  • Research

How will my gift be recognized?

Benefactors are recognized in many different ways, including email blasts, the foundation's Annual Impact Report, digital boards in the hospital, and social media.