The Christwood Foundation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization to conduct fundraising activities to benefit and support Christwood. Its Board of Trustees, focused on philanthropy, is committed to honoring donor wishes and intent by respectfully and faithfully stewarding all gifts entrusted to the organization. Residents, family members and friends give generously to support programs that enrich the quality of life for residents and create a margin of excellence at Christwood for the betterment of all the people we serve as well as the community at large.

Our Mission

The Christwood Foundation is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to help seniors live with dignity, independence, and the assurance of needed physical, spiritual and medical care.

Making a Difference

Donations of all sizes and types help sustain signature programs, launch new ones, educate employees and expand our capacity to serve our community now and in the years ahead. Your contribution helps assure that Christwood will exceed expectations and provide services, programs and innovative enhancements to our buildings and grounds that continue to improve lives each and every day. Our ability to innovate, maintain excellence and facilitate change is part of our mission and it depends on your thoughtful support.

Ways to Give

Generosity comes in many forms, and it’s often the best way for you to support important causes that matter the most to you in your life. Christwood accepts many types of gifts, and greatly appreciates the generous and thoughtful support received from our donors.

The Christwood Foundation staff is available to help you and your financial advisor determine the best type of gift to make in order to experience the greatest tax advantage.

  • Cash Gifts and Pledges
  • Appreciated Securities
  • Assignment of Refundable Entrance Fee (Christwood Residents Only)
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Assets/IRA Rollovers

Gifts to Christwood are fully tax-deductible and, in general, deductions are limited to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Amounts over the allowable annual deduction can be carried over for five years. Also, there are ways to make a gift that offers additional tax incentives.


To support the Foundation, donations may be made directly to the Foundation Director or through annual or planned giving. Gifts can also be made in memory of a loved one or in honor of a family member or friend. To discuss and/or design a gift plan that brings the greatest benefit to you, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director, at (985) 898-0515.

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