Other Ways to Give

Get Involved and Support UnityPoint Health - Blank Children's Hospital

There are many ways to give back to Blank Children’s Hospital today and in the future. 

Let our team of philanthropy specialists help you find the best way to start making your own impact – from honoring a loved one with your donation, to setting up a planned gift, to getting your company involved.

Donating Toys and Gifts

Supporters of Blank Children’s Hospital can donate toys and gifts to give patients the opportunity to play and have fun while they are in the hospital



Corporate Gifts

A corporation can make and deduct charitable gifts and be recognized for their support.


There are distinct tax advantages to considering gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Donors do not incur capital gains tax on appreciated securities given for charitable purposes and the full value qualifies for a charitable tax deduction.

Donor Advised Fund 

A grant recommendation from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a wonderful way to put previously designated charitable funds to use for the health of our community. Contact us to discuss options for using grant recommendations from your DAF as part of a multi-year gift strategy. 

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD from an IRA)

Donors age 70 1⁄2 and older can make a direct transfer of up to $100,000 per spouse from an individual IRA to a UnityPoint Health hospital foundation. The gift is credited against the required minimum distribution; it is not taxable or deductible.


Real Estate 

A gift of real estate or undivided partial interest that has appreciated in value can be an attractive option when considering a major charitable contribution. Contact our team of philanthropy professionals to facilitate the donation of real estate.

Planned Gifts

For those who wish to make a significant contribution to Blank Children’s Hospital, but also want to either defer the gift or retain an income from the assets contributed, a planned gift may be considered.

Charitable gift planning can also play a role in an individual’s overall estate planning.  There are a variety of ways in which donors may support the hospital. 

Life Insurance

The use of life insurance policies for charitable giving is another option when planning a major contribution. In order to qualify for the charitable deduction, the donor must relinquish all incidents of ownership in the policy by irrevocably designating Blank Children’s Hospital as owner and beneficiary.