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Ways to Give

We offer many ways to make contributions to the Gunnison Valley Health system, from online donations to partner programs with organizations like Amazon.com. A variety of ways to support the Foundation are listed below. Thank you for your generosity.


Make an Online Donation by clicking the link below:


Other Ways to Give:

• Grateful Patient

The Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity for you to share your story with us. From compassionate nursing care to skilled clinical treatment, the Grateful Patient program allows you to recognize our staff and thank them for their work. Through the program you can also give to support efforts such as nursing education, and further the already superb care available to our community.

• Major Gifts

Gifts of $20,000 or more in support of a clinical program or capital project to Gunnison Valley Health System are crucial to our fiscal health. A major gift will provide our community with the latest, most advanced care available and drive real change in medical technology and treatments. You may contact the Foundation office to learn more about major gift opportunities.

• Endowments

Endowed funds ensure the superiority of care provided by Gunnison Valley Health System. They supplement operating support and allow programs to develop and grow. Endowed funds support clinical programs, education and advocacy. Endowed funds are carefully managed for growth and the interest earned is available year after year, benefitting our patients and their families in perpetuity. Endowed funds may be established with a gift of $50,000 or more.

• Planned Giving

Planned Giving provides a wonderful opportunity to make a significant donation to the Gunnison Valley Health System, while providing a tax benefit or lifetime income for loved ones or ourselves. Planned gifts may be made with cash, but many are made by donating other assets such as stocks, real estate, art pieces, or business interests. Often planned gifts are bequests made through your will, but other methods include charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities.

Making a planned charitable gift usually requires the assistance of an attorney or financial advisor to help structure the gift appropriately. Please contact the Foundation with questions about how you may leave your legacy at Gunnison Valley Health. If you have already chosen to do so, please contact the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation and let us know so we may thank you in person!

• In Kind Donations

We welcome and appreciate donations that can help our patients, their families and staff. If you are interested in donating an item (furniture, equipment, or art) to the health system, please contact the foundation. You may also call to inquire about our prioritized needs.

• Sponsor an Event

The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation hosts a number of events throughout the year to help raise funds for the health system. We welcome community involvement and look forward to seeing you at one of our social or sporting events. You can give to the health system and have fun at the same time!

• City Market Cares

You can support healthcare in the Gunnison Valley just by picking up the groceries at City Market. City Market regularly contributes to local communities when customers register their Value Cards with their favorite local nonprofit. Just assign your Value Card to Gunnison Valley Health Foundation, and City Market will donate a percentage of your purchases back to the Foundation on a quarterly basis. It costs nothing, and there will be no change in your fuel point collection. Register your 12 digit Value Card number and City Market will give back to Gunnison Valley Health every time you use it

Click Here and follow the steps to “Enroll Now” register your card, and make sure to designate Gunnison Valley Health as your Community Awards recipient.

• Amazon Smiles

You can also support healthcare in the Gunnison Valley when you're doing your online shopping at Amazon. Through the Amazon Smiles program, 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to the Foundation. Sign up is easy. Visit smile.amazon.com to sign up up as an Amazon Smiles participant and support the Foundation.


Contact Us to Learn More

To learn more or to make a charitable contribution, please contact:

Jennifer Birnie, Executive Director, Gunnison Valley Health Foundation
970-642-8400
JBirnie@gvh-colorado.org


Gunnison Valley Health Foundation
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-8406 | (970)641-7239 (Fax)