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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Vail Health Foundation a non-profit organization?

Yes. The Vail Health Foundation is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) 3. Our tax Tax ID number is 74-2505662.

Mailing Address:
Vail Health Foundation
PO Box 1529
Vail, CO 81658

How can I make a donation?

1. Check

Please make checks payable to “Vail Health Foundation.” A note in the memo area is helpful, especially if your gift is connected to a fundraising event or intended to support a particular area. Otherwise, gifts will be designated to the highest priority need.

Please mail your check to:
Vail Health Foundation
PO Box 1529
Vail, CO 81658

2. Credit Card/Online

Give by Credit Card

3. Stock

Give by stock

4. Donor Advised Fund/Private Foundation

Give By DAF

5. IRA

Give By IRA

Can I direct how my gift is used?

You may designate your gift to be used however you wish. The Vail Health Foundation supports several centers, programs and services that require continuous support. If you do not designate how your gift is to be used, it will go to the area of greatest need as determined by the Foundation staff and Board of Trustees.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes. Donations made to the Vail Health Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on the online donation form. Please consult with your certified public accountant (CPA) and/or attorney for specific tax advice and guidance.

Can I speak with someone on the phone about making a gift?

To make a gift by phone, please call 970.569.7766 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.

Vail Health Foundation staff members are available to assist you during business hours. If you call at another time, please leave a message and your call will be returned during business hours.

Can I make a gift directly from my checking account?

Yes. You can make a one time or recurring gift directly from your checking account using our online giving system, look for the eCheck option on our donation form under the payment details section.

If you wish to make a one-time direct transfer of funds from your checking account please see the stocks/direct transfer link on our Ways to Give page.

Can I make an anonymous gift?

Yes. For gifts made online, check the box that says: “make donation anonymous”. For gifts sent to our office, please include a note indicating your wish to remain anonymous. We will still record your details for internal record keeping, but will honor your wishes and not make the gift known publicly.

How do I make a donation in honor or memory of someone?

You can remember someone special by sending your gift to the Vail Health Foundation office or online at our “Donate” link above or below this page. Please provide an address so the Foundation may send a notification letter to the person being honored or to the family of the person who is being remembered. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed in the notification letter unless specifically requested by you. A gift receipt will be mailed to you acknowledging that your gift was received.

Do you have suggested language for memorial gifts to be included in obituaries?

Thank you for your interest in including memorial gift information in an obituary. Sample sentences include:

The family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Vail Health Foundation/Shaw Cancer Center. Memorials can be made online here or mailed to Vail Health Foundation PO Box 1529 Vail, CO 81658.


Gifts in memory of Mr. Smith can be made to Vail Health Foundation.

Does Vail Health Foundation share my email or other personal information?

All information collected will remain in our strictest confidence. We do not sell or share any of our mailing lists or donor information to third parties.