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 Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find a list of commonly asked questions and answers.

Q: Is Hoag Hospital Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization?

A: Yes. Hoag Hospital Foundation was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in December 1977. Also, the California Franchise Tax Board identifies us as a charitable corporation under their code Section 23701d(a).

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Q: What is Hoag Hospital Foundation's tax identification number (TIN)?

A: The Foundation's Federal TIN or EIN is 95-3222343. Our State organization number is 8571860.

Q: How much does the Hoag Hospital Foundation spend on fundraising?

A: Hoag Hospital Foundation strives to spend 20 cents or less on fundraising administration for every dollar raised.

Q: How does that compare to the national average?

A: When compared to the national average of 25 to 30 cents for community hospitals, Hoag Hospital Foundation is among the most efficient in the nation.

Q: How is my gift used?

A: All donated funds are used exclusively for programs that have a direct, positive impact on the health and well-being of our community including advanced technology and facilities, world-renowned staff and medical innovations. Each gift received – regardless of purpose or amount – is carefully processed to ensure that the donor(s)’s wishes are honored and that Hoag receives the maximum benefit.

Q: May I direct my gift to a specific department or program at Hoag?

A: Yes, donors at any level may designate to a specific Institute or a fund supporting a Hoag initiative that best matches their area of interest. Donors also have the opportunity to give to the area of greatest need.

Q: Is my gift tax-deductible?

A: While contributions to the Hoag Hospital Foundation are considered tax-deductible, individual circumstances vary depending on a donor’s financial situation. You should consult with your tax attorney/advisor concerning the deductibility of your gift.

Q: May I apply for a grant from Hoag Hospital Foundation?

A: Hoag Hospital Foundation is not a grant-making foundation. We are chartered to raise funds specifically to support the programs and initiatives of Hoag.

Q: I know that Hoag supports Share Our Selves and other community organizations. How is that different?

A: Hoag returns a portion of its operating revenues to the community by making grants through its Department of Community Benefit. Those grants are funded by Hoag, not by the Hoag Hospital Foundation.

Q: What happens with my information after I give to the Hoag Hospital Foundation?

A: Personal and financial information pertaining to our contributors is not disclosed by the Hoag Hospital Foundation except as may be required by law.

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