FAQ

What is Jackson Health Foundation?

Established in 1991 as Jackson Memorial Foundation, the organization was renamed Jackson Health Foundation in 2014, to more closely align with the Jackson Health System.

Jackson Health Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is the fundraising arm of Jackson Health System, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida. The Foundation plays a vital role in providing Jackson Health System with the support and the means to be a world-class academic medical system and the provider of choice for care in our community.

Who manages the Foundation?

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer member Board of Directors representing many segments of the community. Each member is committed to philanthropic activities that benefit Jackson Health System.

The Foundation’s chief executive officer reports to the Board and supervises a staff of development professionals, who follow standards set by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

How does the Foundation pay for its expenses?

Operating and administrative expenses are approved each year during the budgeting process. The Foundation spends about 15 percent of its annual budget on expenses, far less than the standard 25 to 50 percent spent by nonprofits. No employee receives compensation based on the amount of money raised.

Why does Jackson Health System need philanthropic funds?

Although Jackson receives substantial tax funds, they are not enough to address the rising cost of providing state-of-the art facilities, innovative technology and equipment, and health care coverage all residents.

The Foundation’s fundraising efforts allow Jackson Health System to provide life-saving medical care to those in financial need, improve health care delivery, enhance the hospital experience for patients, and promote wellness and preventive medicine.

Is there a minimum amount for contributions?

No gift is too small or too large. The Foundation’s work is made possible through the generosity of our donors and in particular members of our giving societies. Gifts of cash and pledges of up to five years are accepted. Stock, real estate and other tangible assets, as well as in-kind gifts, are also accepted and valued accordingly. Donors also give planned gifts such as a simple bequest or charitable trust.

Can donors contribute to a specific cause?

Donors may support any project, physician or program of their choice. The Foundation primarily supports causes and projects selected by Jackson Health System and approved by the Public Health Trust.

However, the Foundation also creates projects tailored to a donor’s specific needs. These projects will be approved only if they advance the mission, priorities and needs of Jackson Health System.

What are the Foundation’s annual events and activities?

The Foundation hosts a variety of special events that raise money and recognize donors for ­­­­­­their generous gifts. Including:

  • Jackson Health Foundation Golden Angels Gala
  • Golden Angel Society Recognition Dinner
  • Guardian Angels Guardians of the Children Luncheon benefiting Holtz Children’s Hospital
  • International Kids Fund Wonderfund™ Circle of Heroes Luncheon
  • Miami HEAT Family Festival

Are contributions tax-deductible?

The Foundation is an approved IRS 501(c) (3) charity. All donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law. The Jackson Health Foundation Federal Tax ID is 65-00077727, and the State of Florida registration number is CH3178.

Who should I contact about making a donation?

To donate to Jackson Health Foundation, call 305-585-GIVE (4483) or email us at jhf@jhsmiami.org .