Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital a 501(c)(3) organization?

A: Yes. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. All gifts are tax-deductible within the current provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and regulations. The federal tax ID number for Martha Jefferson is 54-0261840.

Q: Does money donated for Martha Jefferson stay in our community?

A: Yes. Even through our merger with Sentara, a system of not-for-profit community hospitals, the documented commitment is that we will retain our historical connection with the Charlottesville and Central Virginia communities, by using local philanthropy here.

Q: How is my gift used?

A: All donated funds are used exclusively for programs that have a direct, positive impact on the health and well-being of our community including advanced technology and facilities, renowned staff, medical innovations and to provide that differentiated experience we call the Caring Tradition.  Each gift received – regardless of purpose or amount – is carefully processed to ensure that the donor(s)’s wishes are honored and that Martha Jefferson receives the maximum benefit.

Q: May I direct my gift to a specific department or program at Martha Jefferson?

A: Yes, donors at any level may designate to a specific department or a fund supporting a Martha Jefferson initiative that best matches their area of interest.

Q: Is my gift tax-deductible?

A: While contributions to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital are considered tax-deductible, individual circumstances vary depending on a donor’s financial situation. You should consult with your tax attorney/advisor concerning the deductibility of your gift.

Q: What happens with my information after I give it to the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation?

A: Personal and financial information pertaining to our contributors is not disclosed by the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation except as may be required by law.


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Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Phone: (434) 654-8258
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