FAQs

Donations

The JGH Foundation provides essential funding to the Jewish General Hospital and its Lady Davis Institute and Segal Cancer Centre to enhance its extraordinary patient care, to further scientific discovery and to acquire the most recent and innovative medical equipment. By donating to the JGH Foundation, you are saving lives, improving the quality of life of countless patients and their loved ones, and you are ensuring continued excellence in research, teaching and patient care for the people of Montreal, Quebec and beyond.
The Registered Canadian Charitable Number of the JGH Foundation is: 10487 2304 RR0001.
Yes. Like most hospitals, the JGH is given an annual global budget by the provincial government. However, this funding only covers daily operational costs and a portion of the Hospital’s programs and services. It does not supply all of the latest, state-of-the-art equipment that is critical to providing the very best in patient care. Government budgets only fund a portion of the costs of the latest in diagnostic equipment that is critical to the early detection of disease, or the much-needed renovation and expansion of hospital premises, or the establishment and operation of important support programs that will be of immeasurable benefit to patients. Likewise, scientific research that will lead to new breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of disease is only covered in part by public granting agencies.

Today, superior health care depends to a great extent on the generosity of private donors, corporations and foundations and their indispensable partnership in our medical mission.
You can donate by telephone, by mail, in person or through our secure online donation application. You can make a donation by cash, cheque, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express). You can also join our Monthly Giving Program, which allows for convenient, automatic monthly withdrawals from your bank account or credit card. You can also use strategies to maximize the tax benefits associated with charitable giving through our Legacy Giving program, by choosing to make a gift in your will, donate securities, purchase a life insurance policy or strip bond, fund a charitable remainder trust or bequeath your RRSP or RIFF. You can also take part in or support one or more of the many fundraising events that are held each year. For more information, please contact us:

By phone:
514-340-8251

By mail or in person:
The Jewish General Hospital Foundation, 3755 Côte St. Catherine Road, Room A-107, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2

Online:
Visit jghfoundation.org. Simply click on the Ways to Give section or the Donate Now button located on the top portion of the Home Page of the website. Then fill in the required contact, credit card and gift detail information. Your donation will be securely processed and a confirmation message as well as your tax receipt will be instantly sent to your email account.
The JGH Foundation uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information secure. The Foundation protects your information by working with partners that specialize in providing a secure and safe environment for credit card donations. The Foundation website also uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you provide on this site. All information is stored in a secure database. Your credit card information will never be saved on our site.
There are so many ways to support the Hospital in fulfilling its mission of doing outstanding research and delivering excellent healthcare to the people of Quebec and beyond. Please consult the Ways to Give section of our website for a complete overview.
You can. However, by not selecting a specific department, program or event, your donation is allocated to the Hospital’s Greatest Priorities and applied to the departments, programs and areas with the most pressing needs. You can also make an online donation in memory of loved ones or to honour special people in your life. When making a donation by phone, mail or in person, simply indicate the specific department, research, program, event or fund you wish to support.
The JGH Foundation provides essential funding to the Hospital to enhance its extraordinary patient care, to further scientific discovery, to acquire the most recent and innovative medical equipment and to renovate, modernize and expand existing facilities. Your donation will support a wide variety of initiatives, including leading-edge research, treatments and programs, the upgrade of technology and facilities, the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment and the recruitment of leading professionals. By donating to the JGH Foundation, you are saving lives, improving the quality of life of countless patients and their loved ones, and ensuring continued excellence in research, teaching and patient care for the people of Montreal, Quebec and beyond.
Reports are posted on the JGH Foundation website regularly. You can also consult or download the Foundation’s Annual Reports, which highlight the many accomplishments achieved with your support.
All contributions make a difference and are appreciated. However, income tax receipts are issued only for contributions of $15 or more. Accordingly, our online donation form, which automatically generates a tax receipt for each donation, only accepts gifts of $15 or more.
Please understand that any one-time donation made to the JGH Foundation cannot be refunded. However, you can end or change the amount of a pledge or monthly donation at any time, by contacting us at 514-340-8222, extension 25838.
Yes. You can still make a difference and contribute to continued excellence in research, teaching and patient care at the JGH in the following unique ways:
  • By volunteering your time and skills either at the Hospital (514-340-8222 ext. 25983/25984), the JGH Auxiliary (514-340-8216) or the JGH Foundation (514-340-8222 ext. 23069).
  • By organizing your own fundraising event in support of the JGH.
  • Gifts-in-kind

For more information, please consult the Ways to Give section of our website.
Yes. A gift-in-kind is a gift of property other than cash. It includes numerous types of property, such as a company’s inventory and an individual’s donation of real estate. For more information about making a gift-in-kind donation, please contact us at 514-340-8222, extension 24305.

Monthly Giving Program

Monthly donations reduce administrative costs and provide a continuous and reliable source of funding to support continued excellence in research, teaching and patient care at the Jewish General Hospital for the benefit of the people of Montreal, Quebec and beyond.
Monthly gifts are processed on either the 1st or 15th day of each month. The specific date is chosen by you and can be changed at any time by calling us at 514-340-8222, extension 25838.
You can make changes to your monthly donation at any time simply by calling us at 514-340-8222, extension 25838 or by email at info@jghfoundation.org.

To make a monthly donation, click here or call us at 514-340-8251.

Legacy Giving

A legacy gift is one of the best ways to make a meaningful gift to the JGH—one that will provide concrete and lasting benefits to the community. Leaving a legacy gift to the JGH as part of your overall financial, tax and estate plan—through your will, life insurance policy or various other means—gives you the opportunity to make a significant gift and contribute to the health and well-being of your community even when you’ve passed away, thereby perpetuating your memory and giving additional meaning to your life. For more information on Legacy Giving, please contact Melissa Margles at 514-340-8222, extension 24057 or melissa.margles@jgh.mcgill.ca.

Tax receipts and benefits

Income tax receipts are automatically provided for all donations of $15 or more. Donations must be received by us by December 31 for us to issue the appropriate tax receipts for that year.
As a general rule, tax receipts are issued for gifts-in-kind. The Foundation must be able to establish the fair market value of items donated before a tax receipt can be issued. Items of nominal value and services do not qualify as gifts-in-kind for the purposes of issuing a tax receipt. Please contact us at 514-340-8222, extension 24305 for more information about making a gift-in-kind.
Contributions to fundraising events such as admission and raffle tickets, and auction purchases are treated differently than straight donations for income tax purposes. A portion of the ticket or purchase price may be eligible for an income tax receipt if the amount paid for said ticket or purchase exceeds the fair market value of any benefit received.
An income tax receipt is automatically generated and immediately sent to your email account when making a donation through our online donation form. You can expect to receive your receipt for a one-time donation within one or two weeks from the date you made a donation by phone or mail. If you have joined our Monthly Giving Program, a monthly receipt (if requested) will be issued at the end of each month or a single annual receipt (by default) will be sent out at the beginning of January each year.
Please contact us at 514-340-8222, extension 25838 or by email at info@jghfoundation.org and we will issue a replacement receipt in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency’s income tax regulations.
The most common reasons for not receiving the electronic tax receipt are either a wrong email address or the email being blocked by a spam filter. Please contact us by phone at 514-340-8222, extension 25838 or by email at info@jghfoundation.org for assistance.

Financial statements

Yes. Every year we produce an audited summarized statement of financial position and summarized statement of operations as part of our annual report. Our annual reports can be downloaded or consulted from the website.

Personal information

Yes. The JGH Foundation is strongly committed to protecting your privacy. We do not rent, lease or sell the names, addresses, emails or any other personal information of our donors for any reason. Your personal information is not used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected without your prior consent. Please consult our Privacy Policy for more detailed information.

Additionally, the Jewish General Hospital Foundation uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information secure. The Foundation website also uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you provide on this site.
Yes. Please contact us by phone at 514-340-8222, extension 25838 or by email at info@jghfoundation.org so we can keep our database current and meet your preferences regarding how you would like to be contacted.

Mailings

You are most likely on our mailing list because you have made a donation to the JGH Foundation, participated in one of our fundraising events in the past or have subscribed to our e-newsletter. In addition, the JGH Foundation sporadically sends general appeal letters to the outlying communities it serves in an effort to raise awareness and funds on behalf of the Hospital as it strives to meet the increasing healthcare needs of Quebecers.
Electronic communications are our primary mechanism of staying in touch with you, our supporters, and informing you of upcoming events, giving opportunities and the impact of your dollars at work. Emails enable us to realize significant savings on printing, administrative and postage costs, as well as minimizing our environmental footprint.
If you would like to be added or removed from our mailing list, simply advise us by phone at 514-340-8251 or by email at info@jghfoundation.org as soon as possible. Please note that our postal mailings are prepared well in advance and that a delay may therefore occur before your request comes into effect. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Please note, should you unsubscribe from an electronic mailing, this will impact your ability to receive future JGH Foundation electronic mailings.
We are a fully bilingual institution and our communications are generated in both languages. We cannot always ascertain your language preference in advance especially if you are receiving a communication from us for the first time. If you would like to change your language preferences for our future communications, please contact us by phone at 514-340-8251 or by sending an email, including your full name, address, postal code, telephone number and preferred language to: info@jghfoundation.org. We will quickly correct your information once you inform us.
Our donors tell us that they want to know how their donations are used and be kept informed about new developments, activities and initiatives of interest occurring at the Hospital and the JGH Foundation. You can reduce our administrative costs and support our efforts to be more environment-friendly by choosing to consult or download reports directly from our website instead of receiving them through the mail. Please contact us by phone at 514-340-8251 or by email at info@jghfoundation.org to notify us if you prefer to receive communications from us via email.
The JGH Foundation spares no effort to keep its donor database up to date. If you have changed your address since the last donation or have made donations in the past in the name of your spouse, a sibling, a company or a personal holding, it is possible that we have duplicate records. Please notify us of any discrepancy as well as your preferences either by phone at 514-340-8251 or by email at info@jghfoundation.org, and the appropriate changes will be made immediately.
The JGH Foundation and its partners and friends organize many different events and fundraising drives every year. Each of these events may benefit a different department, program or area at the Hospital, and we feel it is important to keep you informed about all new developments, activities and initiatives and to always give you the opportunity to support them as the case may be. If you prefer not to receive any mail or fewer mailings from us, or if you want to receive our communications and publications by email instead, please advise us either by phone at 514-340-8251 or by email at info@jghfoundation.org.

Donor recognition

Every donation to the JGH Foundation makes a difference for the thousands of people who visit our Hospital each year. All donors are recognized with a thank you letter, along with a tax receipt.

For more information about how donations are recognized, please contact Adrianna Di Pardo by phone at 514-340-8222, extension 22549 or by email at adrianna.dipardo@jgh.mcgill.ca.

Events

Thank you for thinking about holding a fundraising event for the JGH Foundation. The JGH Foundation receives numerous inquiries each year from individuals and groups who wish to stage their own fundraising event in support of our mission to advance healthcare and medical research at the Jewish General Hospital for the benefit of the people of Quebec and beyond. Examples of fundraising events include raffles and auctions, bowl-a-thons, bicycle rides and even cabarets! These events are run independently, by interested volunteers, and funds raised can benefit a hospital program, department, initiative, or can even be used to purchase much-needed equipment. If the proposed event is accepted, the JGH Foundation may provide assistance and guidance in certain areas of preparation and coordination, provided it is on a nominal level.

If you are interested in organizing an event, please click here. For more information or an application, please call us at 514-340-8222, extension 23069 or by email at sarah.attias@jgh.mcgill.ca

Administrative costs

In order to finance the operating costs of the Foundation as well as important initiatives of the Jewish General Hospital and its Lady Davis Institute and Segal Cancer Centre, surcharges ranging from 10-20% are applied to each donation.

There are some exceptions to the application of some or all of the surcharges. All such exceptions must be approved by the President & CEO of the Foundation.