Frequently Asked Questions

There are many ways you can support Houston Methodist, and gifts of all sizes make a difference.  Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue leading medicine and inspire hope by providing the best care to every patient through patient care, education and research

Why support Houston Methodist?

Houston Methodist's mission is to provide high quality, cost effective health care that delivers the best value to the people we serve in a spiritual environment of caring.  A nonprofit health care organization with nearly a century of experience, Houston Methodist has a legacy of medical milestones that attract patients from around the world.  We incorporate a patient-centered focus into an improved model for medical research through the Houston Methodist Research Institute, which is designed to speed the efficiency of innovation so that effective treatments and real cures are delivered to patients in years rather than the traditional decades.

How do I make a pledge to Houston Methodist

Please contact our office to receive a pledge form. Our gift processing department is available at 832.667.5816 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central standard time, Monday-Friday.

Can I make my donation online?

You may use a credit or debit card to make an online donation through our secure giving website.

Where do I send my donation? How should I make out the check?

Make out your check out to the Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation with the gift designation included in the memo line. Please send your donation to:
Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation
PO Box 4384
Houston, TX 77210-4384

Can I speak with someone on the phone about making a gift?

If you would like to speak with someone on the phone about making a gift, please contact our gift processing department at 832.667.5816. Representatives are available during office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central standard time.

How do I make my gift in honor or memory of someone?

A gift may be given in honor or memory of an individual and designated for a specific use—such as patient care, education or research. Contributions not stipulated for a particular program will be used to support the hospital's highest priorities. You may make these gifts online or by calling our Foundation at 832.667.5816.

Can I include Houston Methodist in my long-term estate or financial plans?

You can create a legacy at Houston Methodist that advances medicine and scientific discovery for future generations. You can learn more about planned giving vehicles and opportunities by visiting our planned giving website or contact:

Cathy Sanders

Director of Development, Gift Planning


Can I include information on memorial gifts to Houston Methodist in an obituary?

Our Foundation can help you include memorial gift information in an obituary. For more information contact our office by phone at 832.667.5816.

Can my employer match my gift to Houston Methodist?

Increase your contribution by taking advantage of your employer's matching gift program. Obtain a matching gift form from your employer and return the completed document by mail:
Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation
PO Box 4384
Houston, TX 77210-4384

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Will I receive a gift receipt?

All gifts made to Houston Methodist are receipted.

I would like to host a fundraiser to benefit Houston Methodist. Whom should I contact?

For more information on how to host a fundraiser to benefit a physician or program at Houston Methodist visit our website. If you have any additional questions, contact our office at 832.667.5816 or