Foundation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to help better local health care, what can I do?

There are many things that you can do to help bring state-of-the-art medical equipment to our community. You can:

  • Donate online, over the phone at 604.244.5252, or by mail. Mail donation forms and/or cheques to: 7000 Westminster Hwy, Richmond BC, V6X 1A2.

  • Read about ways to give to learn how you can give a gift that fits your lifestyle and financial plans.

  • Host an event

  • Volunteer

I’d like to make a donation by cheque. Who do I make the cheque payable to?

Thank you for your heartfelt donation. Please make your cheque payable to: Richmond Hospital Foundation.

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, Richmond Hospital Foundation is a registered charity and is authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to issue official receipts for income tax purposes. Receipts are immediately issued for gifts over $25, gifts of securities, some gifts of life insurance and in-kind donations. We will provide a tax receipt to your estate for gifts in your will. Please give us a call at 604.244.5252 for more information.

How are my donations used?

Your donations fund vital equipment, renovate out of date hospital units and support programs and services. The Foundation works closely with hospital leadership and staff to ensure all funds raised are directed to serve the areas of greatest need.

Consistent with our Foundation Board policy effective July 1, 2012, a 5% contribution from all designated donations will support the Gift of Health Fund and the work of Richmond Hospital Foundation to provide local medical teams with essential services, research and advanced technology to care for local patients.

Why don’t our tax dollars pay for medical equipment?

Tax dollars only pay for the basics of health care. As medical research progresses and our population continues to grow at a rapid pace, the cost of specialized health services increases beyond the basics.

That's why your donations are so important. They fill the gap between government funding and the greater needs of the hospital. They buy vital equipment, renovate out-of-date hospital units, and support programs and services. Simply, your donations give our doctors and nurses the tools they need to provide the best possible care to every patient at Richmond Hospital.

Can I direct my gift to a specific area of the hospital?

You can direct your gift to a specific piece of equipment, a specific department, an ongoing campaign or our most urgent needs. Just let us know.

How can I receive up to date information about Richmond Hospital Foundation?

Follow us on Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook, and check our website regularly to learn what is happening at Richmond Hospital Foundation. To join our email list, please email us at

Can I hold an event to raise funds for Richmond Hospital?

Yes! Fundraising for Richmond Hospital Foundation should be easy and fun. From birthdays and baby showers to large-scale fundraising events, we appreciate the leadership of every community member that holds an event for us. Click here to learn more about how to hold an Independent Community Event for Richmond Hospital Foundation.

I’d like to volunteer, how can I help?

We always need volunteers to help in our office, at events and on special projects. Click here to learn more.

Where is the Foundation office located?

Richmond Hospital Foundation is located within Richmond Hospital at 7000 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC. We are in the Westminster Health Centre building, across from the Starbucks near the entrance.

How can I get my name taken off the Foundation’s mailing list?

Call us at 604.244.5252 and we will remove your name from our mailing list.

What is Richmond Hospital Foundation’s charitable registration number?

Our charitable registration number is 11911 8883 RR0001.

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