Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Providence ministries in the southwest Washington region through the Providence St. Peter Foundation. Gifts can be unrestricted and used for the area of greatest need, or they can be gifts you restrict to a specific ministry, program or purpose.

Here are just a few of the most common ways to support the Providence Mission.

Cash gifts

A gift of cash is the most common form of donation to the foundation. We accept personal and business checks, credit cards and cash. Gifts can also be made online with a credit card or we can set up a recurring gift if you would like to give on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Memorial gifts

Memorial gifts can be made to remember someone special who has passed away. Gifts can be directed toward any interest of the donor. Memorial gifts can be made “in lieu of flowers” or “in addition to flowers" and these statements are easy to include in an obituary or remembrance.

Honor gifts

Honor gifts are used to pay tribute to someone special that you know. Donations are made in the name of the person you are honoring, and if you want us to do so, we will notify the honored person of your gift. Honor gifts can also be made to celebrate a special occasion or an event or just about anything that is important to you.

Providence Way

Providence Way is a garden setting near the entrance to St. Peter Hospital, lined with bricks and pavers personalized with names of those loved and honored. Purchasing a brick, paver or bench in Providence Way is a beautiful and lasting way for you to celebrate or remember important people and events. Learn more.

Estate & Planned Gifts

Typically done in conjunction with estate planning, gifts of this type are an option for people of all income levels. Your planned gifts today support the work of Providence often for many years to come, and may allow you to make larger gifts than you could otherwise have made from your current assets. Our Legacy Club honors those who have made provisions in their will or estate plan such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities and bequests that further benefit the Providence Mission in our community. Learn more.

Christmas Forest

A great way to support Providence programs is while enjoying a festive social event. Christmas Forest is the foundation's largest fundraising event, generating more than $11.9 million throughout its 32-year history. Funds raised support life-saving medical equipment, compassionate care and mission-driven programs. www.provforest.org

Oncology Healing Garden

Opportunities to give to the Oncology Healing Garden are always appreciated. This garden oasis provides a healing environment on the 3rd floor of the oncology unit which is accessible to all patients, families, and staff. Learn more.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities or Real Estate

The foundation welcomes gifts of stock and real estate. This is a great way to maximize your donation and receive tax benefits. Please call the foundation at 360-493-7981 to talk about these options, or contact us by email.

Washington State Employees Combined Fund Drive

State employees can give to any Providence institution or program through the Combined Fund Drive. Our CFD number is 0316-055. Representatives from the foundation are available to speak with employee groups or attend meetings by calling 360-493-7981.

Providence Employee Giving Campaign

Providence employees support an annual Employee Giving Campaign, which raises support for local Providence ministries as well as non-profit organizations through a separate United Way campaign.