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Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. If you have additional questions, call 314-286-0445 or email [email protected]

How do I make a gift to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital? add

There are many ways to make a gift. We accept online gifts via our online giving form, gifts by mail with checks payable to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, or gifts over the phone.

We also have extensive options for estate giving and gift planning, gift endowments, and gifts of appreciated securities.

What is the deadline for year-end giving? add

Any donation received or postmarked by 12/31 of the year will be counted as a contribution for that year.

Exception: If a donor is paying by credit card and returning a response form via mail, the form must be received no later than 12/31. Donors wishing to donate by credit card via mail response whose forms are received after 12/31 will be recorded as contributions of the following year.

How do I make a gift online? add

Visit our secure online giving form and fill out simple billing information with any major credit or debit card—similar to any e-commerce site with online shopping. Your gift will be processed immediately, and you’ll receive a confirmation via email, as well as acknowledgment by mail.

Can I make a gift by mail? Who do I make a check out to? add

Yes. Please make your check payable to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and mail your gift to 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Please indicate where you would like your gift directed in the memo line, or include a note with instructions.

How do I make a gift by phone? add

Call 314-286-0445 on normal business days between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. One of our dedicated donor services team members will be happy to assist you.

Can I make a gift of stock/securities? add

Yes, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital accepts gifts of appreciated securities, including stocks and mutual funds. Please call Brittany Farmer, director of administrative operations, at 314-286-0452 to initiate the transfer.

How do I set up automatic recurring gifts to be deducted from my bank account? add

If you would like to make your gift online, visit our online giving form and select your desired giving frequency. 

How do I make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one or special event? add

We are honored that you chose to remember a special person or event by making a gift to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Please visit our online giving form, and select “Tribute Information.” This will prompt you to complete information about your honoree and will provide you the option to include a personal message. We’ll notify your honoree that a tribute gift has been made in their name and include your message (without gift amount).

How do I include information on memorial gifts for The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in an obituary? add

We are so grateful for the community members who show gratitude for the care they received over their lifetime by including the Foundation in their obituary. We are happy to assist with postage-paid, personalized envelopes to direct gifts to a chosen area. We will notify both honorees and donors upon receipt of gifts. Please call 314-286-0445 to make arrangements. 

How do I include The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in my will or estate plan? add

Our estate planning information will provide an overview of your many planned giving options. Joan Cheaney, our dedicated planned giving manager, will help you through the process. If you have additional questions, please call Joan at 314-286-0704.

Can my employer match my gift to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital? add

Many donors can amplify the impact of their gift with their employer’s matching gift program. Please search our easy-to-use matching gift database to look up your company’s policy.

Does The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish accept in-kind gifts (donations of goods and services such as wigs, blankets, and medical equipment)? add

Our in-kind gift policy varies based on the type of gift. We happily accept gifts that can safely be used in our facilities, and our acceptance policies are guided by the best interest of our patients. Please call 314-286-0445 or email [email protected] to discuss the specifics of your gift.

Can I apply for individual financial aid from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital to cover medical expenses? add

Unfortunately, the Foundation cannot provide direct patient financial assistance, but we do support Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s social work department that assists patients with financial need in many ways. If you are seeking treatments at Barnes-Jewish, you may call the hospital’s Patient Financial Services at 314-747-9506 to explore payment plans and assistance.

How do I get involved and volunteer for Barnes-Jewish Hospital? add

While we currently don’t have volunteer opportunities at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, volunteers are always appreciated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its affiliates. Please visit to learn more.