What Makes Federated Health Charities Unique Among Donors

May 14, 2024

1. Restricted Versus Unrestricted Funding

If you didn’t already know, all Federal Health Charities’ funding is unrestricted, and our charities really appreciate that. What does this mean?

Many donations, (especially large donations like Federated Health of $1 million+) are tied to a particular thing. For universities, donations can be tied to particular departments or functions within the institutions such as research. For hospitals, donations can be tied to naming (for new hospital wings or specialty clinics) or particular areas such as pediatrics or research.

While this may be entirely a donor’s choice, or they may have been asked to donate to something specific, it is known as restricted funding. So, if an opportunity comes along for the charity that may need some extra funding, these funds cannot be used for that benefit.

However, for Federated Health, the choice has always been unrestricted funds, which allows charities to be responsive to the most pressing needs in their communities. So, charities can use the funding where they need it whether that is to hire a staff member permanently rather than just have volunteers or to support children in a camp program.

Federated Health trusts our charities to use their unique expertise to best assess where the greatest need is and allocate the funds accordingly. The charities are grateful to be able have such unrestricted fund use.

What the Charities have to Say

Arthritis Society Canada logo

“We can use the funds donated via Federated Health Charities for the most urgent needs, as they are not restricted to any specific purpose.”

Arthritis Society Canada

Autism Ontario Logo

“The funds donated through Federated Health Charities are unallocated, so they can always be directed to areas of greatest need.”

Autism Ontario

Lung Health Foundation Logo

“Donations received through Federated Health Charities are unrestricted and are not tied to a specific campaign or initiative, so we can put them directly toward initiatives that need funds most urgently.”

The Canadian Lung Foundation

Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario

“The funds donated through Federated Health Charities are unrestricted and as such provide us with the opportunity to apply them as needed in different priority areas. This helps to strengthen SCAGO’s responsiveness to new or changing community needs.”

Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO)

2. Support Approach

When Ontario public employees choose to donate through the Federated Health Charities campaign, they contribute to a collective fundraising effort that supports 21 health charities under one umbrella.

Federated Health streamlines the giving process by providing a centralized platform for donations which simplifies the donation experience for members of the Ontario’s ministries, agencies and the OPP. Our campaign reduces administrative costs for participating charities by consolidating fundraising efforts which means 100% of each donation directly benefits the charities’ programs and initiatives.

By contributing through our campaign, you become part of a collective effort to address a spectrum of health-related challenges. It’s a way to maximize the impact of your generosity and support a more comprehensive approach to health and well-being in the community.

What the Charities have to Say

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy Logo

“The collaborative nature of Federated Health leads to increased efficiency, broader impact, and enhanced visibility for the within the larger health charity landscape.”

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Logo

’Donations through Federated Health Charities stand out for their collective impact, efficient resource allocation, diverse support base, reduced overhead costs, and the potential for strategic collaboration. These aspects make such donations a unique and valuable source of support and contribute to a more comprehensive approach to health-related philanthropy.”

Multiple Sclerosis Canada

Canadian Institute for Advancements in Mental Health Logo

“Donations that are received from Federated Health Charities stand out from other sources of fundraising due to their flexibility and direct impact on our community. The funds we receive from this source are unique because they directly support our clients with lived experience, as well as their caregivers.

The Canadian Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM)

Ontario AIDS Network Logo

“Being part of a united campaign offers the opportunity to participate in larger-scale fundraising that our team currently does not have the capacity to lead on our own by supporting the coordination and administration of the process, making our participation well worth the investment.”

Ontario AIDS Network

Heart & Stroke Logo

“Through this campaign, all donations are processed through Federated Health Charities, which does not accrue any additional fundraising and administration costs.”

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Diabetes Canada logo

“This opportunity to share impact provides important exposure to potential donors who may not have been exposed to our work.

Diabetes Canada

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For general questions:

Sarah Wood
Executive Director
437-925-6227
sarah.wood2@ontario.ca

Address

315 Front St. West, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 0B8

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For general questions:

Sarah Wood
Executive Director
437-925-6227
sarah.wood2@ontario.ca

Address

315 Front St. West, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 0B8

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