Q. Is it safe to provide my credit card information on your web site?
If you are not comfortable donating online you can send a check through the postal system. Printable Donation Form - please type using Acrobat Reader
Q. What credit cards do you accept?
A. We accept American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and Visa.
Q. Why give online instead of mailing a check?
A. Making an online donation by credit card is a quick and simple process that insures Fisher House Foundation receives your donation in a timely manner, and without the worry of postal service problems, insufficient funds in your checking account, and provides an automatic e-mail receipt that saves the Foundation the money in printing fees, and postage to mail a paper copy tax letter.
Q. Where do I mail a donation?
A. Use the following address:
Fisher House Foundation
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420
Rockville, MD 20850
Include this Printable Donation Form- please type using Acrobat Reader
Make checks payable to: Fisher House Foundation
Q. Can I make a gift “In Honor” or “In Memory” of someone?
A. Yes. Use the drop-down menu next to "Make This Donation A Tribute" to select "In Memory" or "In Honor" and the fields will appear to enter that information.
Q. Will you notify the person being honored or a relative of an "In Honor" donation?
A. Yes. If we are provide the name and address of the individual to receive an acknowledgement, we will send a notification. We do not specify the amount in the notification. If you mail your donation, be sure to include a name and address for the notification card.
Q. Can I make my donation "In Honor" of multiple people?
A. Yes. If you would like to make a donation in honor of multiple people, please contact Fisher House Foundation directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 295-8560 Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm EST. We are happy to work with you to fulfill your donation requests.
Q. Can I donation to a specific Fisher House location, or Program
A. Yes. There is a drop down menu "Program Areas" to designate a donation for a specific Fisher House program. 100% of designated donations are used for the purpose designated. If you mail a donation or provide a credit card over the phone, you can also designate towards the houses or programs.
Q. Are donations tax deductible?
A. Yes, for those who itemize deductions when filing their tax returns. For further information about the tax deductibility of your gift, please contact the IRS.
Q. Are donations to the individual Fisher Houses also tax deductible?
A. Generally, yes, but to be positive, please check with the individual Fisher House.
Q. Can I donate stock or other negotiable securities?
A. Fisher House Foundation accepts stock and other securities as charitable donations. Fisher House Foundation has selected the brokerage firm of USAA as its agent to accept stock transfers. Please send an email to email@example.com or call (888) 294-8560 for delivery instructions. We will need to know the type and number of shares you are transferring and your contact information to properly recognize the gift. Many times brokers do not disclose your information to our agent. If you do not receive a timely acknowledgment, please call our office so we can attribute your generous gift to you.
Q. What are in kind donations? Do you accept them?
A. In-kind donations are those donations of items or services rather than money. Because of limted storage, we do not routinely accept them. We recommend you communicate directly with a specific Fisher House manager to determine local policies.
Q. Can I donate my car to Fisher House Foundation?
A. Yes. Fisher House Foundation participates in the Vehicle Donation to Any Charity program (V-DAC). V-DAC is a third party organization which charges minimal processing fees, taken directly from the sale of the vehicle. Fisher House Foundation receives the net proceeds of the sale. Click here to donate online.
Q. Is my personal information (name, address, amount of donation) kept private?
A. Yes. We do retain your information in our data base, but only so it is available for review by our auditors who ensure we are in compliance in all laws affecting nonprofit organizations; and so we can mail you a copy of Fisher House Magazine, approximately twice a year, and send an annual letter. We do not sell or trade names of donors with other organizations, nor do we do direct mail or telephone solicitations. If you prefer not to receive a copy of Fisher House Magazine, please let us know, and we will not send it to you.
Fisher House Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Donations are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.
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