Ways to give

Give Online

We are grateful for the thoughtfulness and generosity of our donors. That's why we make it convenient for you to make a tax-deductible donation online.

NEW! You now have the ability to split up your donation into an automatic monthly reoccurring gift! 

By Phone

When you call, we will be happy to answer any questions and take your credit card donation. Simply call (763) 684-6800. We would enjoy the opportunity to connect!
 

By Mail

Complete this form and send it with your donation, so we can acknowledge and direct your gift.

Make your check payable to Buffalo Hospital Foundation and mail it to the address below:

Allina Office of Philanthropy
c/o Buffalo Hospital Foundation
2925 Chicago Ave S
Mail Route 10103
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Types of Gifts

Memorials and Tributes

Create a lasting remembrance of a loved one or honor a person or event in Buffalo Hospital’s Outdoor Healing Gardens. You can choose to personalize an 8” x 8” paver stone to be placed along the med/surg rehabilitation walkway, or plant a living legacy among the gardens. 

To learn more about garden tributes or other tribute opportunities available, call (763) 684-6800.

Click here to learn more regarding ordering a personalized paver stone.

Matching Gift Program

Doubling your impact may be easier than you think! Check with the human resources department at your workplace to see if your employer matches contributions.

Planned Gifts

Do you want your gift to make a difference, but have concerns about your own future financial needs and those of your family? Planned giving provides a way to support the hospital right now without sacrificing your ability to meet current and future financial obligations. 

Planned giving is attractive to donors for many reasons. With a planned gift, donors can often give larger gifts than they thought possible, and can…

  • receive a stream of income for life
  • often increase the yield they receive from their investments
  • benefit from a charitable income tax deduction
  • reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes or estate taxes
Planned gifts fall into three general categories:

Outright gifts – Make an immediate difference! You can meet some of our most pressing needs by donating cash. Plus: 

  • It's easy to set up
  • You potentially receive the maximum tax deduction
  • You will see the immediate effects of your generosity

Creating a legacy with your will – A donation in your will or living trust, called a bequest, allows you to support our work without parting with assets today. Some advantages include:

  • Simple to set up
  • Can be changed at any time
  • Could provide estate tax relief

Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) – Enjoy a lifetime of payments while supporting us. When you set up a CGA with us, we make fixed annual payments to you, or someone you name, for life. Payments are based on your age on the date of the gift. After your lifetime, the remaining balance of your gift supports our mission. Some advantages to a CGA include:

  • A partial income tax charitable deduction now for your gift, if you itemize
  • Income-tax-free portions of each payment throughout your estimated life expectancy
  • Capital gains tax savings on appreciated property you donate

Charitable gift annuity example: Mary, 76, established a $100,000 charitable gift annuity. Based on her age, she was able to receive an annuity rate of 5.8%. This means that we will pay her $5,800 each year for the remainder of her life, of which $491 (for 11.8 years) is tax-free to her throughout her life expectancy. She'll also receive a charitable deduction of about $40,000 if she itemizes on her income taxes (assumes annual payments and a 1.8% charitable midterm federal rate – deductions vary based on income earned). After her lifetime, the remaining amount is used to support our mission.

 Single  Rate %

 65

4.7%
 70  5.1%
 75  5.8%
 80  6.9%
 85  8.0%
 90  9.0%
 Joint Rate %
 65/65 4.2% 
 70/70 4.6% 
 75/75 5.0% 
 80/80 5.8% 
 85/85 6.9% 
 90/90 8.6% 


The benefits of planned giving provide the charity-minded donor with reasons to act sooner rather than later. We look forward to assisting you with your gift planning needs.

To learn more about this or other ways to support Buffalo Hospital Foundation, please contact Ashley Andersen at 763-684-6800 or ashley.andersen2@allina.com