Your Financial Support and Partnership Help Ensure:
Quality lifesaving programs and services
State-of-the-art equipment and supplies
Modern healthcare facilities
Community-wide educational initiatives
Common goal health policies
Strong, sustainable partnerships
Capacity support that sustains nonprofits
"The Healthcare District's emergency department is a vital asset in a rural town that is on the doorstep of adventure and wilderness. It possesses the necessary resources, medical staff, and expertise to offer immediate care for snake bites. We're grateful we didn't need to transport our son, Jamie, elsewhere in California when he was bit by a rattlesnake. Having a hospital nearby was instrumental in his complete recovery."
- Carolin Frank, mother of snake bite patient
There are Multiple Ways to Donate and Support:
Online via credit card, Venmo, or other tool:
Gift Planning - Wills & Living Trusts
Including a bequest in your will or naming JCF Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of a trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or financial account is a simple way to support the work of the Foundation as your legacy.
Ways to Include Us:
A percentage of the residue of your total estate. In using this approach, your gift adjusts with changes in the size of your estate.
For your convenience, here is sample bequest language. Please consult your attorney or retirement planning professional to help you make your wishes clear.
Please inform us. By informing the JCF Hospital Foundation of your Legacy Gift, you help us prepare for the future. Equally important, you give us the chance to thank you for your generosity. To notify us of your intentions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-966-1166.
Thank you for considering such a tremendous commitment to the Foundation's vital work.
Vere Geary included the Foundation in her estate planning, and in 2022, the Foundation received her bequest.
In addition to leading a remarkable life, Vere "wanted to share this gift to JCF because she supported Mariposa's local health care and was the recipient of services provided via the hospital and medical facility."
- Vere's Executor
The Foundation is extraordinarily grateful to Vere Geary for her bequest and her long-term consideration of the healthcare needs of our rural community.
Please take time to read Vere's obituary to learn about her life, interests, and adventures.
Sheila Raboy, recently directed her mandatory IRA rollover to the Hospital Foundation.
Qualified Charitable Distributions
(aka Charitable IRA Rollover)
(aka Charitable IRA Rollover)
If you are 70 1/2 years of age, you can make a tax-free gift to the JCF Hospital Foundation from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). This must be done through your IRA custodian. Please check with them to ensure you qualify. There are timing and amount restrictions in addition to age. Specify the amount and John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation as the recipient, Tax ID# 94-2722648.
"Access to rural healthcare is a matter of life and death. My son and daughter-in-law live in Mariposa County; I visit. Rural people deserve access to quality care. Mandatory distributions are a great way to capture all the tax you would have paid and give it to the Hospital Foundation. For my family, myself, and their community, without hesitation, I took a portion of my mandatory distribution and donated it."
-Sheila Raboy, IRA Rollover Donor
Donate Stocks & Mutual Funds
If you have appreciated securities in non-IRA investment accounts, consider donating securities instead of cash. By donating securities, for instance stocks or mutual funds, that have appreciated for more than a year, you are actually giving 20 percent more than if you sold the stock and then made a cash donation. This is because you are avoiding capital gains taxes. If you donate the stock directly to a charity, there’s no capital gains tax to pay. Also, you may be eligible to deduct the full fair-market value of the asset you donated from your income taxes, up to the overall amount allowed by the IRS. Check with your CPA or tax preparer regarding this unique way of giving and how it may benefit you.
Payroll Deduction (for those who work at JCFHD)
JCF Healthcare District staff can make a pre-tax donation directly from their paycheck. Staff can designate the amount they want to gift by contacting Human Resources. The gift is conveniently deducted, pre-tax, from your pay and mailed to the Foundation. By allocating funds pre-tax, you decrease your taxable income and provide a gift to the Foundation that will be used to support broad programming.
These funds are put to good use in the vending program, staff scholarships, high school senior scholarships, community health grants, equipment for the District and many other valuable resources and activities.
JCFHF vending program volunteers, Kim Hopman and Chris Mitchell, pose in front of the vending machine that provides food, snacks, and beverages for staff and visitors after hours .
There are many other Planned Giving opportunities, such as establishing an Endowment, directing funds from a Donor-Advised Fund, donating real estate, or establishing Charitable Remainder Trusts. Please speak with your retirement planning professional, or contact us. The Foundation can connect you with our financial planning expert to assist you.
John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID number is 94-2722648.
Other Ways to Support the Foundation
The Foundation can always use volunteers for a variety of programs and events, and we are extremely grateful for the gift of your time. Please contact us to discuss what opportunities interest you.
Attend an Event
The Foundation hosts one or more events per year, including our main fundraiser, the Black & White Ball. These events are fun, offer delicious food and provide much needed financial resources for our programs. Please join us! Events often sell out, so get your tickets early.
In June 2022, Mariposa County voters overwhelmingly passed Measure O, which is a one cent sales tax designated for building the new hospital necessary per California state requirements. This one cent sales tax will only be used to fund the new hospital and will not fund current hospital operations. By shopping local, you support businesses that support our community and you are contributing to the sales tax allocation to the District for the new hospital.