Employee with elderly womanMany Ways to Help

100% of donations go directly to improve resident quality of care

We accept recurring gifts on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, one time gifts, stock donations, memorial gifts, matching gifts, bequests, life insurance donations.

Please tell us if you wish your donation to be spent at a particular nursing center, but be aware that we cannot accept charitable donations for the benefit of one particular person. We can accept donations of cash, checks, electronic funds transfer (EFT) or credit card. We can also accept stocks or securities.

Code of Stewardship

We pledge to you that 100% of your donations are used to help our residents or improve their quality of life. We do not use any part of the donation for administration purposes except for any normal processing fees from credit card companies or banks.

Recurring and One-Time Gifts

Complete our donation form for donating by credit card. Please select between General Donation (supporting all residents at all healthcare centers), Special Requests (supporting a particular center) or Optional (in memory of or in honor of). We regret that donations cannot be designated for a particular resident.

If you choose to send a check, please indicate if you have any preference on how your donation is spent. Again, donations may not be designated for a particular resident.

Download the donation form.

Stock Donations

If you have owned a stock for more than one year and it has appreciated since you purchased it, you can save on the capital gains tax you would owe if you sold it yourself by donating the stock to Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation. By donating to a 501(c)(3), you will be entitled to an income tax deduction for the full current market value of your gift, to the extent allowed by law.

If your stocks have decreased in value, reduce your taxes and take a donation deduction. If you took a loss in the stock market, you can still help us out. By selling stock at a loss and then making a donation to Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation for the same amount of money for which you sold the stock, you can claim a charitable deduction for the gift and also deduct the stock's decrease in value from your other income, thereby reducing the taxes you pay.

Download the bank instructions for making a stock donation.

Memorial Gifts

A memorial gift is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to a family member or friend while helping to improve the quality of life for others. Please use our secure, online donation link or send a check to Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation. Be sure to include the memorial name.

Matching Gift Programs

Contact your organization’s Human Resources Department and ask if your company has a Matching Gift Program. If so, use your company’s matching gift form and mail it to Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation with your donation included. We will fill in the rest and mail it back to your company who then sends your company’s matching gift donation to us.


Pay-On-Death (POD) and Transfer-On-Death (TOD) accounts are bank investment accounts. Because the accounts have listed beneficiaries, the assets within the account transfer by virtue of contract law and do not pass through probate.

  • Fixed Sum bequest: Leave Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation a specific sum of money in your will.
  • Residuary bequest: After all bequests and costs from your estate have been deducted, what’s left goes to Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation.
  • Property bequest: Leave Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation a specific asset, such as real estate, stocks, bonds, jewelry, etc.
  • Codicil: A Codicil allows you to add bequests to an existing will.

Life Insurance Policy Donations

Name Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation as a primary, secondary or partial beneficiary on an existing life insurance policy. Or assign policy dividends to Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation. You can also purchase a new policy and name Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation as the beneficiary.

Warning: Before making any donations, be sure to check with your accountant or lawyer for tax and legal advice as some methods of gift giving may affect your estate planning.