Frequently Asked Questions

There are many ways you can support Ridgeview Medical Center, and gifts of all sizes make a difference. Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. You may make a gift or pledge to any area of Ridgeview.

WHY SUPPORT RIDGEVIEW FOUNDATION?

For more than 50 years, Ridgeview has been very fortunate to have many wonderful partnerships and collaborations with benefactors, volunteers and community leaders. Together, we have helped build new facilities, fund new programs and upgrade technology through philanthropy. We are in the midst of a major campaign to secure the future of medical excellence for our children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends—by strengthening our foundation of support and providing security for Ridgeview. You know we earned our reputation through the most cutting-edge facilities and technology combined with dedicated, compassionate physicians and health care teams.

Unlike many large healthcare systems with large operating margins, Ridgeview can only invest 1-2% of its net operating revenues back into new facilities, innovative services, and lifesaving, state-of-the-art technology. Therefore, philanthropy must provide the critical margin of funding which allows Ridgeview to transcend from good to great. Help provide quality, full-­spectrum care that is close to home.

Your gift holds great power to help Ridgeview continue to transform medicine and expand its unparalleled patient experience to people in our region.

You can learn more about funding opportunities and ways to give by exploring this site.

CAN I MAKE MY DONATION ONLINE?

Use your credit card to give online now through Ridgeview's secure online donation website.

WHERE DO I SEND MY DONATION? HOW DO I MAKE OUT THE CHECK?

To make a donation by mail using a check or credit card, please complete this contribution form. Mail the completed form and your check, if applicable, to:

Ridgeview Foundation

490 S. Maple St.

Suite 110

Waconia, MN 55387

CAN I SPEAK WITH SOMEONE ON THE PHONE ABOUT MAKING A GIFT?

To make a gift by credit card or to speak to a development officer, please call 952-442-6010 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Ridgeview Foundation staff members are available to assist you during business hours. If you call at another time, please leave a message and your call will be returned during business hours.

HOW DO I MAKE MY GIFT IN HONOR OR MEMORY OF SOMEONE?

Any gift can be made in memory or in honor of a special person or event. When making your gift, please indicate the name of the person you wish to honor and provide a mailing address on the contribution form, in a short note or in the memo portion of a check addressed to Ridgeview Foundation.

We will send a notification of your generous remembrance to the individual or individuals memorialized or honored (your gift amount is not disclosed).

CAN MY GIFT DONATION BE AUTOMATICALLY DEDUCTED FROM MY CHECKING ACCOUNT OR CREDIT CARD?

To make an automatic gift by checking account or credit card, please call 952-442-6010 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Ridgeview Foundation staff members are available to assist you during business hours. If you call at another time, please leave a message and your call will be returned during business hours.

CAN I INCLUDE RIDGEVIEW FOUNDATION IN MY LONG-TERM ESTATE OR FINANCIAL PLANS?

Ridgeview welcomes gifts through your long-term estate or financial plans. By making gifts in this way, you partner with us to ensure our unique model of patient-centric health care continues for generations to come.

There are many ways to give, and we've provided the tools on our Gift Planning page to help you explore your options. If you have any questions, please contact us.

CAN I INCLUDE INFORMATION ON MEMORIAL GIFTS TO RIDGEVIEW FOUNDATION IN AN OBITUARY?

Ridgeview Foundation can help you include memorial gift information in obituaries. Sample sentences include:

The family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Ridgeview Foundation. Memorials can be made online at or mailed to Ridgeview Foundation 490 S. Maple St. Suite 110, Waconia MN 55387

Gifts in memory of Mr. Smith can be made to Ridgeview Foundation.

CAN MY EMPLOYER MATCH MY GIFT TO RIDGEVIEW FOUNDATION?

Many employers have matching gift programs through which your generosity to Ridgeview Foundation can be multiplied. As a not-for-profit organization, Ridgeview Foundation is eligible for many matching-gift programs of corporations, foundations and other organizations.

IS MY GIFT TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Ridgeview Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To confirm that Ridgeview Foundation has received your gift and for tax purposes, you'll receive a letter documenting the gift amount.

I WOULD LIKE TO HOST A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT RIDGEVIEW FOUNDATION. WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT?

Thank you for thinking of Ridgeview Foundation. For fundraising information and guidelines, please call 952-442-6010 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.