Planned Giving

Every donation matters when advancing health care for all patients. Whether you choose to give a one-time donation to the Essentia Health Foundation or defer your gift, there are countless ways to give. Here are a few gifting opportunities.


Designate a gift to the Foundation in your will.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Make a donation and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

With this plan you can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid yourself of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support to the Foundation.

Charitable IRA Rollover

Under the extended charitable IRA legislation, if you are age 70½ or older, you can make charitable gifts now to the Essentia Health Foundation using funds from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without undesirable tax effects.

Beneficiary Designations

Continue supporting our work even after your lifetime by naming us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or insurance annuity assets.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by Essentia Health we hope you'll consider making a gift to us in that person’s honor.

Endowed Gifts

Discover a powerful way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs in the future.

Employer Matching Gifts and Rewards Programs

As a registered nonprofit, Essentia Health Foundation is eligible for most employer matching gift and credit card programs.

The Essentia Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) whose sole purpose is to provide philanthropic support to Essentia Health. Together we can continue to ensure all patients of our region have access to world-class health care.


Learn More About Planned Giving

We offer online resources to help you better understand your planned giving options.


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