Ways to Give

Kerry Jordan | May 8, 2023

You already know that Healwell does important work. Our staff and volunteers work hard to improve the quality of life for people affected by serious illness and to make the work of caring for humans a sustainable, meaningful endeavor for clinicians and care providers.

What you might not know is that all that work is made possible by generous people like you.

I don’t know about you, but I like options. If you want to support our work and make being sick suck less for patients and caregivers, we’ve got LOTS of options:

Become a donor. 

I’ll bet you knew I was going to say that. We love all our donors and when I say that no gift is too small, I mean it. Healwell’s programs are sustained and grown by all of our donors. Every single dollar makes a difference for real people. 

Healwell is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. So 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.

Become a monthly recurring donor. 

This is one of my personal favorites. While it’s not really possible for me to give the kind of single, large gift I might wish I could give, I can afford to give a smaller amount every month

Monthly recurring donations make budgeting and planning easier for both the donor and for Healwell. And again, no amount is too small.

Invite your company/employer to match your gift 

This is an option that a lot of people miss. Donation matching is a corporate giving initiative in which an employer matches their employee's contribution to a charity, increasing the gift. Invite your company/employer to match your gift and make your contribution even more powerful. With matching, your $50 donation can become $100... just like that! 

Many, many organizations and companies offer gift-matching for their employees. How do you know if your employer will match your gift? Check out this article and search tool from Charity Navigator.

Give through Donor-Advised Funds. 

Healwell accepts gifts from all DAF platforms. Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States because they are one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give to charity.

When you contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund at a public charity (Fidelity Charitable is one example, but there are many others) you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth, and you can recommend grants (and even recurring gifts!) to Healwell.

Give through a Qualified Charitable Contribution.

Donors 70.5 years and older can transfer directly from their Traditional IRA to Healwell. You'll see meaningful tax benefits from your donation to Healwell. Everybody wins!

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Buy some Healwell gear

Visit Healwell's TeePublic Store, get yourself some cool Healwell swag, and support our mission all at the same time. We’ve got t-shirts, hoodies, masks, stickers, magnets, onesies, and more! We add designs regularly, so you can always find something new.

Become a Patreon of the Interdisciplinary podcast. 

You already listen to the podcast, right? And you love it, right? Well for as little as $1/month you can support the podcast and get cool insider stuff like early access, stickers, video content and more!

Patreon Levels:
  • Super Secret Squirrel: Get in on all the extra, fun, sometimes even on-topic conversations that your favorite podcasters have after they record the main episodes of Interdisciplinary. Regular features include: Corey's Cartoon Countdown, Wisdom or Cookie, and Bear and Bunny.
  • Super Secret Squirrel 2: An even more secret of the super secret squirrel: patrons at this level get all the benefits of the first tier, plus AMAs with the podcast hosts.
  • Shiny Silver Squirrel: These are the shiniest of the squirrels, showing their Interdisciplinary podcast love with support at the Shiny Silver Squirrel tier. In addition to access to all the exclusive behind-the-scenes content, early access to episodes, Shiny Silver Squirrels get thanked and mentioned by name on the Interdisciplinary podcast.

Buy your massage supplies from Pure Pro. 

When you visit Pure Pro using our affiliate link, those generous folks will donate 10% of your purchase (and 10% of every future purchase) to Healwell.

Pure Pro Massage Products are the best solution for people with sensitive skin. Founder, Dianna Dapkins started making Pure Pro oils, lotions, and creams 25 years ago because she was a massage student with super sensitive skin. She created all of the Pure Pro products out of her own massage therapy practice with textures that give complete control for precision trigger point work, clean cushioning for relaxation massage and soothing lotions for hands and face. Every single ingredient is hand selected and tested for purity and potency. Pure Pro make products worthy of your healing work.

Create your own fundraising page

We’ve done all the set up for you. All you have to do is click the link and then click “Become a Fundraiser.” The platform will walk you through creating your very own fundraising page that you can then share with your network.

Studies show that people are more likely to give to an organization if someone they know and trust is also a donor. You are Healwell's best ambassador.

Start a Facebook fundraiser. 

Is it your birthday? Or just a day you’re feeling generous? Facebook makes it very easy for you to create a fundraiser for the charity of your choice (ahem… Healwell).

Make a bequest or a planned gift. 

Giving to Healwell can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide you with tax benefits. Talk with your lawyer about various gift models that you might consider.

Healwell is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. You can read our mission statement here.