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How to Donate to the Kirby Foundation

We greatly appreciate your interest in donating to The Kirby Foundation. With a range of donation options available, please know that your charitable gift will make the difference you envision. Below you can find information that can answer some questions you may have about donating. If you’d prefer to speak to someone directly, feel free to call us at 217-762-1509.

How Do I Donate?

You can donate electronically by filing out our online giving form, or you can send us a check.

Where do I send my check?

Please make your check payable to The Kirby Foundation and mail it to the following address.

Kirby Foundation
Attention: Sarah Ross
1000 Medical Center Drive
Monticello, IL 61856

What is the Annual Fund?

When you give to The Kirby Foundation, there are several designated funds to choose from. We utilize your gift as you intend, and are happy to show you how your investment is making a difference at Kirby

  • Greatest need (unrestricted funds)
  • Equipment and Technology
  • Education and Community Outreach

Will My Gift Be Tax Deductible?

Your gift to The Foundation may qualify as a tax deductible expense if you itemize your deductions.

What Are Matching Gifts?

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that supplement their employees’ charitable donations. You receive recognition for the entire gift, both your contribution and the company match. If you work for a matching gift company, please notify our Foundation office.

Can I Make a Memorial or Tribute for My Loved One?

Yes! Commemorative gifts are a thoughtful way to honor or memorialize a loved one. These gifts can be made to support a specific fund.

What Are Deferred Gifts?

A deferred gift is a donation you agree to make at a later date when you reach a predetermined financial goal. Deferred gifts align your financial and philanthropic goals to maximize benefits to you and The Kirby Foundation. Examples of these types of giving opportunities include: bequests, charitable trusts and gift annuities, retained life estates, life insurance, retirement accounts, and securities or property. Please contact The Foundation office for more information.

How Do I Get My IRS Tax Receipt?

Tax receipts are generally mailed to you within a week of receiving your donation.