Frequently Asked Questions

Q - Where is the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation located?

A - The Foundation is located within the Dartmouth General Hospital on the main level, Room 2000.  325 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, NS. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For general inquiries, phone 460-4149, for special event inquiries, phone 465-8531 and for the President & CEO, phone 465-8560.  Fax number is 465-1129.

Q - Do donations to the DGH Foundation remain at the hospital?

A - All funds donated to the Dartmouth General Foundation are used to improve health care within the Dartmouth General.  Each year the Foundation funds equipment and program priorities that is site specific.

Q - Can I, as a donor, specify where I would like my donations to go?

A - There are many areas of need within the hospital and donors have a number of options. In most cases we can facilitate the request of the donor with the need of the hospital. 

Q -How can I make a gift to the hospital?

A - Gifts can be made online through CanadaHelps, by phone or in person.  When making a memorial or tribute gift, we require the name of the person being remembered/ honoured and the name of their immediate family member.  A card is sent to notify them of your thoughtfulness.   

Q -Do I get a charitable income tax receipt for my gift?

A - The Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation is a registered charity and all cash gifts of at least $20 are issued a receipt.  For donated goods, you may be eligible for a gift –in –kind receipt.

Q -Can I be assured that my information will not be shared?

A - The Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors.  We value our donors’ trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be open and accountable in our treatment of the information that you choose to share with us. We do not sell trade or buy donor lists.