Create a Fundraiser


Creating an online fundraiser is an easy and effective way for you to make a difference in the lives of patients and families being cared for in our hospitals. Whether you want to celebrate a loved one or a major milestone, share your birthday, wedding, or special event – there are endless opportunities for you to inspire others to support the work we do.

Charitable Trusts


Charitable trusts are another option for donors who wish to make a current or deferred gift to Sacred Heart Hospital but are concerned about retaining an income from the asset. Charitable trusts can provide donors with regular cash payments, current charitable income tax deduction or avoidance or reduction of estate taxes*. Charitable trusts are set up through an outside advisor such as through a trust department of a bank. Please contact our office if Sacred Heart Hospital is a beneficiary of a trust agreement so we can ensure that your charitable intentions are carried out according to your wishes.

Gifts Made Through a Will


You may use a bequest through your will or trust to enable you to leave a legacy for our Hospital that reflects your values and serves our mission. You can also remember our hospital in your will, leaving either a set amount or a percentage of what remains to go toward our healing mission. This wording can be used for legal documents: I give and bequeath to HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation, a division of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, Inc., 900 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701, the sum of $______(or ______% of my residuary estate).




An endowment is a gift that is given to the HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. A portion of the annual earnings is used to support programs within Sacred Heart Hospital. An endowment can be restricted to a specific department or unrestricted to be used for the greatest need. Named endowments are a gracious way to honor an individual loved one or a family name. A minimum of $10,000 is required to establish a named endowment. 

Life Insurance


If you have a life insurance policy that you  no longer need, the cash value of a life insurance policy can be gifted, or the Foundation can be named the beneficiary of the policy. Donors may also establish new cash value policies on themselves and deduct the premiums if HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation is named owner and beneficiary of the policy.  


Memorial and Honor Gifts


Gifts of any size to Sacred Heart Hospital can be made in honor or in memory of someone. Donors make gifts to remember a loved one, to recognize a physician or another caregiver at the hospital or to celebrate a special occasion. If you wish to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, please include the name of the person as well as the contact information (name and address) for any person who we can notify of your thoughtfulness. 


Matching Gifts


Matching gifts occur when a company matches the charitable contribution of an employee to a nonprofit organization. If you (or your spouse) work for a matching gift company, your gift may be doubled, or even tripled! 



By transferring ownership of assets owed more than one year, you receive a charitable deduction for the value of the stock or asset on the date it is gifted, with the added benefit of not incurring capital gains tax. Call our office at 715-717-4925 to receive a transfer form with contact information and instructions.

Gifts of Real Estate


You can deed your home or other property to HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation. You receive a charitable deduction based on fair market value, and pay no capital gains tax on the transfer. 

Gifts From A Retirement Plan


You can name our Foundation as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, such as an IRA. You continue to take lifetime withdrawals, and HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation will receive any unneeded balance.

*The information contained on this web site is for informational purposes. You should seek advice from your personal legal or tax advisor to determine your individual tax benefits. If you have further questions about any of the above,
please contact us at 715-717-4925.