Ways to Give

What & How Can I Give?


We take very seriously our responsibility to you as a donor to be a good steward of your gift to the Foundation and adhere to the practices outlined in the Donor Bill of Rights.  Please take time to consider how the Deer River Area Health Care Foundation fits into your giving priorities.

Once you have determined to give, consider the options for giving.  Time spent planning what to give, when to give and how to give will help you decide how much to give.


What Should I Give?


Gifts of Cash

Charitable gifts are most often made in the form of cash and checks.

Gifts of Securities

You can realize tax savings when making gifts of stocks, bond and/or mutual funds in the right way.

Gifts of Other Assets

Assets from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), Real Estate and other property may benefit your tax situation.

Life Income Gifts

Methods are available that allow you to transfer assets while receiving income for life for you and/or others and other financial benefits.

Gifts of Life Insurance

An excellent option when the policies are no longer needed for payment of estate taxes or other needs.

Bequest Gifts

Gifts can be directed through a will. This can be a specific amount, a percentage or  remainder of your estate or can be arranged through different types of trusts.


How Should I Give?


Plan well in order to not jeopardize your financial well-being and that of your loved ones and yet benefit you tax-wise. Work closely with your attorney or other planners to determine what is best for you. These are just a few ideas to assist you with your gift planning. For more information speak with your attorney or financial planner or call the Foundation office at (218)246-4212

Donor Bill of Rights

For More Information on Planned Giving or Other Donations Contact:

Leah Oslin, Director of Development (218)246-4212 by phone or leah.oslin@essentiahealth.org  via e-mail.