Donations Request Policy

Guidelines for Charitable Giving

Overview:

Bath Community Hospital (BCH) aims to show strong social responsibility through its Charitable Giving Program. The program demonstrates good citizenship by supporting groups and organizations in the community sectors of Health & Wellness, Senior Care, Education, Arts & Culture, Youth Sports & Recreation Programs, Environment, and Healthy Family. 

Who Is Eligible?

The requesting organization must be a not-for-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code or an educational institution. To be eligible for consideration, organizations must:

  • Demonstrate broad community support and involvement
  • Detail how the money/in-kind donation is to be spent and the expected outcome.
  • Commit to acknowledging Bath Community Hospital’s contribution through promotional/marketing materials and social media. BCH’s logo should be included in promotional materials as appropriate.
  • Not duplicate or significantly overlap the work of public agencies on the federal, state, or local level or duplicate services of other partnering organizations.
  • Serve the community without discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability

Who Is Not Eligible?

Bath Community Hospital does not provide funding for:

  • Beauty pageants or parades
  • Fraternal Organizations
  • Individual Scholarships
  • Requests for abroad travel, camps, or other individualized enrichment opportunities
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability
  • Research Studies
  • Association memberships
  • Organizations, projects, or other activities outside BCH’s primary service area

Guidelines

  1. All requests for donations of cash, goods, or services must be submitted in writing at least 30 days before publicizing the event. The organization must have a clear mission or goal, prove it is efficiently organized, and provide a needed service to a service area. Specifically, the quality of the program, its service to the public, and the size and type of constituency it serves must be included.
  2. All funding requests are restricted to a period of one year. Bath Community Hospital will deny all requests for long-term commitments or multiple-year Area organizations may submit an annual funding request for the same project, however, approval for funding in a specific calendar year does not guarantee a charitable gift will be awarded in subsequent years. In addition, gifts may not be awarded at the same funding level as in previous years.
  3. Bath Community Hospital must be listed as a sponsor or contributor in all publicity materials and social media as specified by the funding level selected.

 

All requests should be submitted in writing to: Bath Community Hospital, Attn: Marketing / Public Relations, 106 Park Drive, Hot Springs, VA 24445.

All unsolicited calls, faxes, emails or other contacts will be directed to this policy on bathhospital.org as the first step to presenting a sponsorship opportunity to Bath Community Hospital.

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