How to Give

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In Memory/ In Honor

Any gift can be made in memory or in honor of a special person. By supporting the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation's work, such thoughtful gifts can help ensure a healthier future for people today and in the future. When making your gift, please indicate the name of the person you wish to honor and provide a mailing address as appropriate on the giving form, in a short note or in the memo portion of a check addressed to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation. We will send a notification of your generous remembrance to the individual(s) memorialized or honored (gift amount is not disclosed).

Our online giving site and Printable Donation Form also include text fields, which allow you to designate your gift to a specific foundation program and instruct us to notify others that you have made a gift in memory or in honor of someone.

*If additional instructions are needed for your donation, please send an email to iMedicalFoundation@imail.org to ensure that your honor/memorial donation is designated in a proper manner.

 

Obituaries

 

The Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation can help you include memorial gift information in obituaries. Sample sentences include:

"In lieu of flower the family requests** donations are made to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation  in memory of (name of the deceased) through the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation:

8th Avenue & "C" Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84143
(801) 408-1775

**Memorial Gifts can be further restricted to specific areas such as cancer research, cardiovascular research, charity care…etc.

Designating Your Gift

When donating to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, you may state the purpose for which you would like the foundation to use your gift. Please consider broad categories such as "medical research", "cancer", "capital projects" (construction of facilities) or "charity care." For more information, please send an email to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation (iMedicalFoundation@imail.org ) or call 801.507.2040.

Matching Gifts

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

Endowment Funds

An endowment is an attractive way to make a permanent contribution by providing steady income to the Foundation to ensure that its goals are achieved. An endowment is invested in such a way as to continue to generate funds in perpetuity, as only the annual interest earnings are spent.

In-Kind Donations

An in-kind donation can significantly assist the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation  in meeting the needs of the Salt Lake Valley hospitals it supports. Download the in-kind donation form here

When donating to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, you may state the purpose for which you would like the foundation to use your gift. Please consider broad categories such as "medical research", "cancer", "capital projects" (construction of facilities) or "charity care." For more information, please send an email to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation  (iMedicalFoundation@imail.org ) or call 801.507.2040.

Many employers have matching-gift programs through which your generosity to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation  can be multiplied. As a not-for-profit institution, The Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation is eligible for many matching-gift programs of corporations, foundations and other organizations. An endowment is an attractive way to make a permanent contribution by providing steady income to the Foundation to ensure that its goals are achieved. An endowment is invested in such a way as to continue to generate funds in perpetuity, as only the annual interest earnings are spent An in-kind donation can significantly assist the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation in meeting the needs of the Salt Lake Valley hospitals it supports. Download the in-kind donation form here

 

Planned Giving

Giving options provide exceptional planning strategies and flexibility and may minimize tax implications. The American tax structure—with its intricate provisions—places a high premium on skillful planning. A large number of taxpayers earn a substantial income and accumulate estates. To conserve their incomes and their estates, they turn to financial-planning techniques.

  • Reduce your income taxes
  • Avoid capital-gain tax
  • Increase your spendable income
  • Retain payments for life
  • Achieve no-cost, worry-free asset management

Types of Planned Gifts Include:

Gifts of Cash or Assets

The simplest way to support the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These can not only provide you with charitable deductions, but often offer additional tax savings as well.

Gifts by Will

Through various types of bequests for the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, you may secure a charitable estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift. Best of all, you will know that your generosity will support the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation  for years to come.

Gifts That Pay You Income

Do you want to support the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, but worry about having enough income for yourself and your loved ones? Life-income gifts, such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts can provide donors with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of supplying the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation with vital, long-term resources.

The Charitable Lead Trust

Transferring property to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation and individuals you wish to benefit is not always an either/or proposition. With careful planning, you may be able to arrange your transfers to accomplish more than one objective. For example, if you have assets that are appreciating, children who may want to start a business in the future, and a desire to assist the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, you may wish to consider creating a charitable lead trust.

Gifts of Retirement-Plan Benefits

You may consider using retirement-plan benefits to make a significant gift that will support Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation. Because of the estate- and income-tax treatment of retirement-plan benefits, the cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small.
**It is very important that you seek the advice of an estate-planning attorney when determining changes in your estate. **

Stocks and Other Property

Smart gift planning combines charitable intent with cost-efficient planning techniques. Of critical importance is the kind of asset used to fund the gift. Usually, long-term appreciated property can generate the most favorable tax benefits. Gifts of such property provide a double benefit—a charitable deduction, in most cases, for the full fair-market value of the property—plus avoidance of any potential capital-gain tax.