Fisher House Foundation Providing Homes While in Care

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Fisher House Foundation Is Best Known For A Network Of Comfort Homes Where Military And Veterans’ Families Can Stay At No Cost While A Loved One Is Receiving Treatment.

These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans' families an estimated $360 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the  Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans. 

By The Numbers:

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  • Families served: More than 28,000 in 2016

  • Daily capacity: 950 families

  • Families served: More than 305,000 since inception

  • Number Of lodging days offered: Over 7 million

  • 11,000 students have received $18,000,000 in scholarship awards

  • Over 65,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $100 million

 Questions:

What percentage of my donation goes to overhead?

Fisher House Foundation spends only 6.6% of donations on fundraising and administration costs . Please visit www.fisherhouse.org/programs/houses/house-locations/ for more information.

May I donate frequent flier miles?

Fisher House Foundation accepts frequent flier miles from several airlines. Please visit www.fisherhouse.org/programs/hero-miles for more information.

May I make a donation by check?

You may make a donation via check; please include this donation form with your donation.

May I make a donation for someone’s special occasion?

Tributes may be made by selecting “This donation is a tribute” under the amount field.

Is my personal information secure?

Absolutely. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations.

Will my information be shared with other organizations

Fisher House Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy and will not sell, trade, or share your contact information. Gifts of $25,000 or more will be listed in the annual report unless the gift is made anonymously.

Will I receive a receipt?

A donation receipt will be sent to the email address provided. Monthly recurring donors will receive a receipt every month. End of year contribution receipts will be distributed upon request. Please contact donations@fisherhouse.org to receive a copy

Is my donation tax deductible?

Fisher House is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution as allowed by U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. Please check with your tax advisor and retain your receipt for your records.

 May I setup a monthly automatic recurring donation?

You may join Zach’s Club by selecting “monthly” above the amount or by selecting “monthly gift” at the top of the donation form.

Who should I contact if I have any donations related questions?

Please feel free to contact our trusted staff via email at donations@fisherhouse.org or by calling our office at (888) 294-8560.

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