What is an endowment?

An endowment fund is a wonderful way to create an everlasting impact for health care at Grand River Hospital - an impact for generations to follow.

How does it work?

When you create an endowment at Grand River Hospital, we invest your gift permanently. Your original gift is not spent. Investment earnings from your gift today and in the future, are provided to the hospital for the care areas you choose. This provides a reliable, predictable source of revenue to an area or program of the hospital that you care about the most.

You can create an endowment through a one-time donation, a multi-year pledge, or through a bequest with a minimum total contribution of $25,000.

What areas can I support?

An endowment can fulfill specific goals, like supporting a certain area of research, a particular hospital program, the purchase of equipment, or the most urgent needs at Grand River. An endowment can be in your own name or to honour a loved one. A named endowment is a deeply personal statement about who you are and your legacy, or the impact a loved one has had on your life. It reflects what you believe should be supported into the future. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Ashley Howat
Chief Giving Officer
(226) 770-8606