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Mission Statement

The mission of the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Foundation is to generate charitable contributions to improve the health and well-being of the people of Humboldt County.

What is the Foundation?

The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax deductible corporation, formed in 1990 by a group of caring citizens. It was organized and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes for the residents of Humboldt County. It has the power to receive funds and property of every kind and nature through purchase, conveyance, lease, gift, grant, bequest or otherwise.

Foundation Board Members

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who oversees the management of all contributions.

Why should I donate to the Hospital Foundation?

Gifts donated through the Foundation, in support of HCMH, are used to help replace aging equipment and facilities with state of the art medical technology, and to subsidize important health care programs and services for Humboldt County.

Founders Club display

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, your gift to the Foundation is deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

May I designate my donation?

Yes. You may restrict your gift to be used for a specific purpose or department. An unrestricted gift will be put to good use in the area of greatest need.

Can my gift be a memorial?

You may designate your gift in memory or in honor of a special person. The Foundation will notify the person or family of the donation, unless you request anonymity.

How am I recognized for my gift?

In 2002, the Foundation Board developed a donor recognition wall that proudly displays their gratitude and appreciation to the many generous patrons of Humboldt County. Featured in the entryway and the front lobby, the design incorporates the idea of the east and west branch of the Des Moines River meeting in Humboldt complimented by beautiful woodwork. On the east end of the wall are the names of contributors to the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital since its inception in 1970. Names of the contributors to the 1995 capital improvement fund are listed on the four displays labeled “Continuing Our Caring Tradition.”

Ways to Give

The Foundation relies solely on volunteer contributions. There are many gift-planning options available today. These include:

  • Bequests by Will
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Life Estate Agreement
  • Gifts of Securities
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Beneficiary Designation
  • In-Kind Gifts
  • Endowment Giving
  • Memorials

There are numerous opportunities to experience the joy of giving to the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Foundation. You need not limit yourself to one option. Take time to review the questions below.

  • Do you have a will?
  • Is your will up-to-date?
  • Would you be willing to consider including the HCMH Foundation in your will?
  • Do you wish to minimize the taxes on your estate at death?
  • Would you like to receive information on helpful estate planning techniques that can reduce your tax obligations?
  • Would you like to receive information on how you can escape capital gains tax on appreciated stock or property through gifts and receive a life-time income in exchange?
  • Would you share a percent of your personal or group life insurance?
  • Can we send you information on how to change a beneficiary on your life insurance?
  • Would you like to receive information on other ways to use your current life insurance policies to benefit the HCMH Foundation?
  • Would you like to know how you can give your home to the Foundation, receive a current tax deduction, and remain living in your home?

If you would to visit about gift planning options, please feel free to contact the Foundation Director at any time. at 515-332-4200, or 1000 North 15th Street, Humboldt Iowa 50548