Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Fairfield Medical Center Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization?
A: Yes. Fairfield Medical Center Foundation was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in December 2007 .

Q: How much does the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation spend on fundraising?
A: The Fairfield Medical Center Foundation strives to spend no more on fundraising administration than 15 cents for every dollar raised.

Q: How does that compare to the national average?
A: When compared to the national average of 25 cents for community hospitals, the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation is among the most efficient in the nation.

Q: How is my gift used?
A: All donated funds are used exclusively for programs that have a direct, positive impact on the health and well-being of our community, including advanced technology and facilities, world-renowned staff and medical innovations. Each gift received – regardless of purpose or amount – is carefully processed to ensure that the donors’ wishes are honored and that FMC receives the maximum benefit.

Q: May I direct my gift to a specific department or program at Fairfield Medical Center?
A: Yes, donors at any level may designate to a specific a fund supporting an FMC initiative that best matches their area of interest. Donors also have the opportunity to give to the area of greatest need.

Q: Is my gift tax-deductible?
A: While contributions to the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation are considered tax-deductible, individual circumstances vary depending on a donor’s financial situation. You should consult with your tax attorney/advisor concerning the deductibility of your gift.

Q: May I apply for a grant from Fairfield Medical Center Foundation?
A: The Fairfield Medical Center Foundation will only consider grants that impact the health and well-being of our patients. We are chartered to raise funds specifically to support the mission of FMC.

Q: What happens with my information after I give to the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation?
A: Personal and financial information pertaining to our contributors is not disclosed by the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation except as may be required by law.