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Giving FAQ

How can I contact the Foundation?

Please call us at 206-386-2738 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or e-mail the Foundation at foundation@swedish.org. You may also visit. We are located in the 1st Hill Medical Paviillion on the Swedish First Hill Campus: 

1124 Columbia St., Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98104

How can I make a gift?

There are several easy ways to make your gift to Swedish. You may make a donation using our secure online giving form. We also accept credit card donations by phone at 206-386-2738. Lastly, you can mail your gift to:

Swedish Medical Center Foundation
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-4307.

How are gifts acknowledged?

Generous donations of $250 or more are listed in the Foundation's annual donor rollcall.

Donors also receive IMPACT, two of Swedish’s award-winning publications, which offer the latest health news and updates on your gifts at work.

Individuals who give $1,500 or more each year are invited to join the Summit Club. Members receive special benefits and are invited to events throughout the year, including distinctive recognition events.

Donors who make a gift of $5,000 or more annually are listed on the Wall of Honor, to recognize their generous support.

Individuals who give $10,000 or more each year are invited to join the Founders Circle.

Donors who make a gift of $20,000 or more - or who give at least that amount cumulatively over time - are welcomed into the Swedish Society and listed on the Wall of Honor. Once established, donors' names are never removed, in honor of their generous support.

Names of those honored by memorial or tribute gifts are placed in a special section of the Wall of Honor, once the total given in that name accumulates to at least $5,000.

What can I give?

The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, stocks, bonds, personal property, real estate, insurance proceeds and gifts made through estates. You can make cash contributions outright, give on an ongoing monthly basis or pay off a pledge over time. By making a gift of stocks or bonds, you may be entitled to additional tax advantages; this is true of gifts of real estate and other appreciated assets as well. Foundation staff members are available to assist you and we also recommend that you contact your professional advisers when considering a charitable gift.

Is the Foundation a charitable organization for tax purposes?

Yes, Swedish Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of Swedish Health Services. Our tax identification number is 91-0983214. For tax purposes this means your gifts are tax-deductible, as allowed by current laws. Please call the Foundation at 206-386-2738 if you need additional information or contact your professional and tax advisers.

Can I include Swedish in my will?

Including Swedish in your will is an easy and meaningful way to provide support. Foundation staff members are available to assist you and also recommend that you contact your professional advisers. Please contact Andrea King at 206-386-3379 or andrea.king@swedish.org for more information.

How does Swedish use charitable gifts?

The leadership of Swedish makes sure each donated dollar is used wisely. Your generosity helps us deliver the safest, hightest-quality health care today and gives us the flexibility to address high-priority needs throughout Swedish so we're prepared to care for you your family in the future.