FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the Ohio Living Foundation? 
A: The Ohio Living Foundation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ohio Living. Our purpose is to partner with donors to provide charitable support for the people, projects and programs of Ohio Living.

Q: Why do I mail my charitable gift to the Ohio Living Foundation and not the campus or region I want to support?
A: The Ohio Living Foundation provides fundraising and gift administration services on behalf of the entire organization. Having a separate foundation that manages all gifts not only helps to streamline the process, but also allows staff at our communities and home health and hospice regions to focus their time on the meaningful work they carry out. Additionally, by centralizing this function, the Foundation is able to closely track all gifts to ensure they are used strictly where the donor designates. 

Q: Is my gift tax deductible? 
A: Yes, because Ohio Living is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization, any charitable gift you make to us is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

Q: Who pays the Foundation’s operating costs? 
A: The Ohio Living Foundation is self-funded and separate from operations, meaning that it is not supported by resident or patient rates. Since our founding in 1986 we have paid our expenses using a portion of the gifts received, rather than putting it on the backs of the people we serve. 

Q: What is your cost of raising funds?
A:  We believe in transparency; therefore we count all Ohio Living Foundation operating expenses when we calculate our cost of raising funds. Our 30-year average since our founding is 27 percent annually. This includes all program, administrative and fundraising categories documented on our IRS Form 990.