You Make the Difference

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation relies on the generosity of our community to help support our efforts of providing quality health care for local programs and services.

Ways to Give

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation can take many forms, including:

  1. Cash, check, or credit card charges 
  2. Stocks and Bonds 
  3. Life insurance

Planned or Deferred Gifts

By making a planned or deferred gift, you can make a significant contribution to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. In many cases you can enjoy certain tax benefits from your gift, which may include:

  1. Wills and bequests 
  2. Charitable remainder trusts 
  3. Charitable lead trusts 
  4. Gift annuities 
  5. Life insurance 
  6. Retirement plans

Cash Gifts

A cash gift is one of the easiest ways to make a charitable contribution to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation. The donation will be directed where there is the greatest need, and you will receive an income tax deduction for the full amount of the gift. Donations of stocks or bonds may be made as well, with the added benefit of avoiding tax on the capital gain.


Pledging is the method many donors choose to make more meaningful gifts. Monthly, quarterly or annual payment arrangements may be made with the Foundation.

Wills, Living Trusts and Endowments

Charitable bequests to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation can be made in your will or living trust by specifying a certain dollar amount, a particular asset or a portion of the remainder of your estate once other bequests are paid out. Charitable bequests are deductible from estate taxes. Families may also set up memorial endowments to honor the memory of a loved one or to serve a specific need at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.


Gifts of Charitable Remainder Trusts allow you to transfer assets into a trust that will provide an annual income stream to your beneficiaries for life or for a specific term of years. Once terminated, the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation receives the principal of the trust to be used according to your instructions.

An Annuity Trust provides a fixed annual income based on a percentage of the initial fair market value of the asset on the date of the gift.

A Unitrust pays a percentage of the fair market value of the trust, valued annually. Charitable Lead Trusts are a good option for donors with sizable estates and concerns about the estate tax that will be levied when passed on to their children or beneficiaries. Such a trust pays income to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation for a number of years or for your lifetime, after which your heirs receive the trust principal.

More Information

For a confidential discussion of giving options, please contact us.