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Hospital Foundations

We aim to act as a grant-maker in order to promote partnerships with community organizations with the joint mission of improving community health status and communicate the importance of giving to the foundation, which includes Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital.

Mary Washington Hospital Foundation

Mary Washington Hospital (MWH) Foundation was created in 1988 to raise funds for Mary Washington Hospital and its affiliates. We are proud to support the healthcare needs of the citizens of Fredericksburg and its surrounding communities.
View Mary Washington Hospital Foundation Board of Managers

Donate to the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation

Stafford Hospital Foundation

Stafford Hospital Foundation was created in 2008 to raise funds for Stafford Hospital. The Foundation works to enhance the health, quality of life, and vitality of Stafford County.
View Stafford Hospital Foundation Board of Managers

Donate to the Stafford Hospital Foundation

Methods of Giving

For the convenience of our donors, both Foundations offer a variety of giving options. Because both Foundations are non-profit, donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by current IRS regulations.
Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital Foundations welcome outright gifts, such as cash, securities, and other property. We have established additional philanthropic approaches to meet the needs of our donors.

Mini-Grant Applications

Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital Foundations are now accepting mini-grant requests of $1,000–$5,000 from nonprofit organizations.

MWH and SH Mini-Grants will be awarded by Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital to assist nonprofit organizations which provide services that address the top three areas of focus for the 2022–2025 Community Health Improvement Plan of the Community Needs Assessment (CHA) conducted by Mary Washington Healthcare and the Rappahannock Area Health District as well as the other five health needs determined by the community in the CHA.

Learn more and apply here

Community Benefit Fund Applications

Applications for the January 2022 Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of Mary Washington Hospital and the Community Benefit of Stafford Hospital funding cycle are now closed. If you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please contact Tamara N. Robinson, Grantor and Community Benefit Funds Manager at 540.741.1433.

Community Benefit Funds

The Foundations provide funds that enable Mary Washington Healthcare to acquire the very latest in technological advances and provide educational scholarships to our associates. We also administer the Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of Mary Washington Hospital Foundation (formerly called the Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund) and Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Fund. These foundations award grants to non-profit organizations seeking to establish health-related projects within our region.

Established in 1993, the Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund is intended to address a wide range of health issues. The Fund provides grants to local nonprofit organizations once a year and to date has funded grants totaling more than $9 million.

The Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Fund was established in 2007 by the Stafford Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees as a way to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations addressing health issues in Stafford County. The Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Fund has awarded over $200,000 in grant funding.

Both the Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund and the Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Funds assist nonprofit organizations in improving access to care among the medically underserved, as well as organizations that focus on wellness, health education and prevention. This cooperation avoids duplicating services and ensures the best use of limited healthcare dollars. Some recipients are also partners with Mary Washington Healthcare.

Community Benefit Funds Mission

Each fund is intended to provide financial resources to organizations that improve the community's general health status, contain growing healthcare costs, or to improve access for the poor and other medically underserved people.

Foundation Events

Throughout the year, Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and Stafford Hospital Foundation hold various events for donors and the public. These events present opportunities for the community to join in supporting the mission of Mary Washington Healthcare.
Mary Washington Hospital Foundation Annual Events

  • Battling Cancer 5K Run/Walk - June
  • MWHF Open Golf Tournament - June
  • Power of Pink Breast Cancer Walk - October

Stafford Hospital Foundation Annual Events

  • Stafford Hospital Foundation Spring Fever 5K Run/Walk - April
  • Stafford Hospital Foundation Cup Golf Tournament - September

To learn more about the initiatives of the Foundations, please call 540.741.1512.

Funds and Special Projects

  • Mary Washington Hospital Foundation Fund
  • Mary Washington Hospital Foundation’s Annual Giving Fund
  • Stafford Hospital Foundation Fund
  • Stafford Hospital Foundation’s Annual Giving Fund
  • Mary Washington Hospital Foundation’s Breast Cancer Fund
  • Mary Washington Hospital Foundation’s Hospice Fund
  • Mary Washington Hospital Foundation’s Pediatric Oncology Fund. This fund was created in memory of Ellie Marie Blaine to provide support for pediatric oncology initiatives.

Giving Options

Outright gifts allow us to begin addressing community needs immediately, and cash gifts are deductible, based on your individual situation.
Securities that have appreciated in value allow you to enjoy a charitable tax deduction for their fair market value and avoid capital gains tax. The fair market share on the date the stock is transferred is tax-deductible.

Real estate donations are outright gifts of undeveloped land or developed property.
Gifts are subject to acceptance and are tax-deductible at fair market value based on appraisal.
Life insurance gifts name the Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of the policy, and often make it possible to pass on more to heirs.
There are three primary life income gifts:

  • Charitable remainder gift annuities generate guaranteed income for one or two lifetimes without a trust.
  • Charitable remainder trusts provide income, with the balance at termination of the trust transferring to the Foundation.
  • Charitable lead trusts provide income to the Foundation with the asset transferring to the family after a predetermined period of time.

Learn about the various ways you can plan your gift to ensure a future of good works by Mary Washington Healthcare by calling 540-741-1512.

Snowden House

Snowden House, an estate has a rich history dating back to the early 1770s, is the home of Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital Foundations. The healthcare system acquired the house when it purchased the surrounding land in 1989 to build a new hospital and develop a medical campus. The original main house was destroyed by fire in 1925 and rebuilt in 1926. A stone house built in 1770 was spared by the fire and still stands on the property to this day.

Snowden House has hosted many prominent figures in history, including General Robert E. Lee, esteemed American Impressionist painter Gari Melchers, and noted landscape architect Charles Gillette, who designed Snowden’s formal gardens. While Snowden House is no longer open to the public, it is used for Mary Washington Healthcare meetings, receptions, and fundraising activities.

Contact Us

Mary Washington Hospital Foundation
2600 Mary Washington Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Stafford Hospital Foundation
2600 Mary Washington Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

How to Donate to the Mary Washington Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Mary Washington Hospital Level III, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides a world class level of care to mothers and their babies in our community and allows these families to be close to their homes, near family and support systems. Your generous gift will support the mission of Mary Washington Hospital NICU as we provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. It will also contribute to upgrading the facility with the latest technology, medical equipment and the best environment for babies and families during their stay.


Thank you for your support of our mission at Mary Washington Healthcare. If you have any questions, please call the Foundation office at 540.741.1512.

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