Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What is the Foundation?

A.  The Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation is a not-for-profit registered charitable foundation that was incorporated in 1995. The Foundation was established to raise funds on behalf of the Kincardine Hospital. All funds raised by the Foundation go towards providing our community with the best possible healthcare close to home.

Q.  Where the Foundation office located?

A.  The Foundation office is located in the Kincardine Hospital at 1199 Queen Street, Kincardine, ON.  Through the front entrance, turn right.

Q: What does the Foundation purchase with the funds raised?

A: The Foundation purchases specialized equipment, renovations and servies that are not budgeted through the Ministry of Health.

Q: Why does the Government not fund all of the required health care costs?

A: Advances in medical technology, population growth, increased demand on health care due to our aging population, and the need to renovate or replace aging infrastructure, are just a few of the factors that influence health care costs. Governments use your tax dollars to meet these challenges and to maintain basic health care services.

Q: How does the Foundation raise money?

A: The Foundation raises money through its special events – Golf Tournaments, Christmas Tree Ornament Campaign, Lotteries and Radiothon. The Foundation also raises funds through its direct mail appeal, memorial gifts, major and planned gifts, general donations and other in-house initiatives. We are very grateful to have the support of our community; countless support from individuals, businesses, services clubs and other organizations that provide the majority of our funding. Donations are made in various forms, for examples, in memoriam, in honor, special occasions - (Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas), legacy gifts, and estate donations.  

Q.   Does the foundation decide which projects receive funding?

A.  No. The Foundation does not make these decisions. Each year, the Foundation receives a list of priority medical equipment needs from the South Bruce Grey Health Centre. The Hospital conducts a very extensive capital planning process involving our healthcare professionals and prioritize equipment needs for the Kincardine site each year. The prioritized list is reviewed with the Foundation and projects are chosen from the different range of departments within the hospital.

Q. I pay taxes - is the work of the Foundation necessary?

A.  Yes. The Foundation is necessary. Government funding is not sufficient to provide all the required equipment and technology. The full cost of equipment has always been the responsibility of the Hospital. The funds must come from the people who use the services of the local healthcare system and the Foundation is here to facilitate that giving and purchasing of medical equipment and technology.  We strive to provide out healthcare professionals with the most up-to-date and highest quality equipment to diagnose and treat all the patients at the Kincardine Hospital.

Q.  Does the Foundation issue charitable tax receipts?

A.  Yes. The Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation is a registered charity. Our registration number is 893081075-RR0001. Tax receipts are issued accordingly for every donation received by the Foundation.

Q.  How are contributions recognized?

A.  The Kincardine Hospital is extremely grateful for your kindness in remembering the Hospital.  Your thoughtful interest and generosity is a great source of support.  We recognize donors on our Donor Wall which is located in the hospital.  The Donor Wall offers donors an opportunity to honor themselves or a name of a loved one. The Foundation offers recognition to all its donors. Recognition is based on the level of the gift.

Q.  Does the Foundation sell or give my name to other organizations?

A.  No. The Foundation respects the rights and privacy of its donors. The personal information that you provide the Foundation is used solely to process your donation, maintain records of all contributions and keeps you informed of the latest news and fundraising initiatives by sending annual reports, newsletters, etc.

Q.  How do I remove or add my name to the mailing list?

A.  To remove or add your name to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation's mailing list, please contact the Foundation Office at 519-396-3331 ex 4342.

Q.   How can our company donate funds from a third-party event?

A.  Donations from third-party events - such as golf tournaments & fashion shows are strongly welcomed. Please contact Diane Baldwin, Foundation Coordinator at 519-396-3331 ex 4342 for more details.

Q.  How can I arrange to have guests makes a donation to the Foundation in lieu of gifts to commemorate a special occasion?

A.  Donations in your honor are strongly welcomed.  We receive donations to celebrate Birthdays, Anniversary and in lieu of Christmas gifts.  If this is a gift to a special person, we will also send a card if requested!

Q.   If I make a memorial or tribute gift, will the Foundation send a card to the bereaved family or person being honored?

A.  Yes. The donor will receive a thank you and a tax-receipt. If you wish, at your request, a card will also be sent to the person being honored.

For More Information Contact:

Diane Baldwin, Foundation Coordinator

Phone:519-396-3331 ext 4342

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