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The Blessing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization. If you make a donation, you may be eligible for a variety of tax benefits. Your gift will make a difference, with 100 percent of your donation going to the cause you choose.

Choice: The Blessing Foundation Difference

As a donor, you can choose where to allocate your gift from the more than 60 funds and 44 scholarships we offer. If we don’t have a fund or scholarship that appeals to you, you can create a fund in your name and specify how the money can be spent.

Your options for donating include:

  • Restricted funds: These funds specify an area, medical condition or way that the funds can be spent. From helping families with premature babies to supporting cancer care, we have a fund that meets your donation goals.

  • Unrestricted funds: You can give an unrestricted gift that will go into a general fund supporting improvements in healthcare at Blessing.

  • Scholarships: Choose from 44 different scholarships we offer our students at the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

Many Ways to Donate to the Blessing Foundation

If you make a donation to the Blessing Foundation, you may be eligible for a variety of tax benefits. Check with your accountant or other financial professional to understand any tax benefits from your donation.

You can donate to the Blessing Foundation in several ways:

  • Online through our online donation form

  • Check, cash or credit card

  • Transfers of securities, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds owned for more than one year

  • Contributions from traditional or Roth individual retirement accounts (IRAs)

  • Pledges to be paid over a three- or five-year period

  • Life insurance beneficiary assigned to the Blessing Foundation

  • Charitable remainder trusts

  • Wills and estate gifts

  • Matching gifts when an employer matches an employee’s gift

Donate to Dozens of Blessing Foundation Funds

We oversee more than 50 funds at Blessing Hospital and 11 at Illini Community Hospital. You can choose a fund to support, or, for a minimum donation of $5,000, you can create your own scholarship.

Some of the funds you could support include:

  • Blessing Behavioral Center Fund assists people dealing with emotional and social difficulties who are patients in the Blessing Behavioral Center.

  • Blessed Beginnings Fund supports continuing education of maternity staff, educational classes for expectant mothers and their significant others and developing the BABY program, a prenatal program available to all women. Learn more about our maternity care at Blessing.

  • Breast Center Fund pays for mammograms for income-eligible women and educational opportunities for patients and staff. Read about the care we provide at the Breast Center.

  • Cancer Center and Radiation Fund supports people receiving care at the Cancer Center and the needs of Blessing and Illini hospitals in supporting patient care.

  • Blessing Lauretta M. Eno Early Learning Center Fund contributes to running and improving the learning center, open to children of Blessing employees. Read more about the Early Learning Center.

  • Blessing Heart & Vascular Center Fund supports people undergoing heart or vascular (related to blood vessels) treatments.

  • Blessing Home Care Fund helps people receive the medical care they need in their own homes.

  • Blessing Hospice & Palliative Care Fund helps sustain, expand and continually improve the special kind of care provided to people in the hospice and their families.

  • Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences Endowed Funds, managed by the Blessing Foundation, enhance academic and student life programs and provide financial assistance to students and faculty. Learn more about Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

  • Intensive Care Unit Fund purchases advanced equipment and provides continuing education for staff, which improves their ability to care for critically ill people.

  • Rehabilitation Services Fund purchases items needed for rehabilitation and supports programs that help people cope with the emotional and social difficulties associated with physical challenges.

  • Quincy Hospitality House Fund provides housing grants for guests in financial need and improvements to the House. Read about the Quincy Hospitality House.

  • Skilled Nursing Unit Fund provides equipment or special amenities to help the staff meet the needs of people staying in the hospital. The fund also helps us add touches to the facility to make it more comfortable and appealing to patients and staff.

  • Wound Center Fund addresses the needs of people whose wounds don’t heal easily because of diabetes or other medical conditions. The fund has paid for supplies like gauze and saline solution, wheelchair ramps and continuing education for staff working toward wound certification.

Donate

Our online donation form makes it easy to choose a fund and make a gift in your name or in honor of a loved one. Make a donation today. If you would prefer to mail your donation, send it to the address below:

The Blessing Foundation
1121 Broadway
PO Box 7005
Quincy, Illinois 62305

Contact Us

For more information about the Blessing Foundation or to discuss a donation or gift, call (217) 223-8400, ext. 4800, or email us at blessingfoundation@blessinghealthsystem.org.