Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Caregiver Campaign?
How does my gift make a difference at Swedish?
Is participation mandatory?
Where does my gift go
What’s our Caregiver Campaign Goal?
Are there prizes for participating?
How much should I donate?
How do I make my gift?
When will my payroll deductions begin?
I’m already enrolled in payroll donations. Do I need to renew each year?
How do I make changes to my existing payroll donation?
Will my manager or colleagues know if I donate?
Are donations tax-deductible?
What if I miss the campaign deadline?
Caregiver Campaign is Swedish’s employee giving program that gives caregivers the opportunity to support our patients and colleagues by making a gift to Swedish.
This year’s campaign invites caregivers to join as a Vision Maker by donating in support of Swedish’s collective vision of tomorrow. Be a Vision Maker and join today!
Swedish is a not-for-profit health system, meaning all revenue goes right back to serving our patients. Swedish relies on philanthropy as a key source of revenue to directly impact our patients’ lives by supporting patient assistance and care programs, providing educational opportunities and supports for caregivers, strengthening innovative research and clinical trial offerings and bringing advanced technology to Swedish to benefit our patients.
No, participation is 100% voluntary
You can direct your gift to over 400 different programs at Swedish! (Click here to see sample of funds.) 100% of your gift goes to support these programs.
In 2020, 7.5% of Swedish physicians and caregivers made a gift to Swedish. With your help, we hope to reach 10% participation!
- Swedish Notebook – With gift of $5 / payroll deduction or $100 one-time gift
- Entry into prize drawing for two Seahawks tickets (two winners) to the Seahawks vs. 49ers game on December 5th. Each winner will receive two charter seat tickets
- Entry into prize drawing for a gift card to Amazon or the place of your choice (one winner)
Every dollar makes an impact. Every gift matters. Your participation is what is most important!
You can donate through payroll deduction or with a one-time gift.
Payroll deduction – The minimum is $2 per pay period. The amount you authorize will be deducted from your pay check each pay period until you notify the Foundation in writing (email is okay) that you want to change or end the donation. To do this, email [email protected].
One-time gift – You can make a one-time or monthly gift by credit card online at swedishfoundation.org/caregivers. You cannot make a one-time donation through payroll.
- Via Mail – All caregivers will receive a letter in October, where they can mail in their gift.
- Online – at swedishfoundation.org/caregivers
- You can make a payroll deduction or a one-time gift.
If you elect to make an ongoing donation via payroll deduction after October 1, your first donation will take effect in January 2022 and will continue until you notify us.
No. Your payroll deduction will remain in effect until you notify the foundation in writing that you would like to change or cancel your donation. An email to [email protected] is sufficient.
Call or email the Foundation—(206) 215-6960 or [email protected] to change the fund you’re supporting, the amount you’re donating or to cancel your deduction.
You may choose to make your gift anonymous.
Yes, all gifts to Swedish, a not-for-profit 501c3 are tax-deductible. Dec. 31 is the last day to make 2021 gifts!
No problem! We encourage caregivers to sign-up during the campaign launch period (October 1 to October 31) to be a part of the excitement and qualify for all participation prizes. However, if you miss the window, you can still sign up to make a gift at any time during the year. Make your gift by December 31, 2021 to qualify for Swedish notebook and entry into gift card prize drawing.