Make a Direct Donation to the Family Health Partnership Clinic

Make a secure online donation or donate an item on our WISHLIST — FHPC is always in need of basic supplies***. Donate Now

“I support the Family Health Partnership Clinic because I personally know of many people – friends and neighbors – who without the clinic’s help would have gone without life-saving health care.  And I also support the clinic because every dollar donated stays here in McHenry County and is accounted for!”

— Sally Stachniak

Ways to Help Our Patients

$1,000 donation    Provides a 3-hour Family Practice Clinic, including 12 patient visits, medications, labs  & health education

$500    donation     Purchases a glucometer and 6 months worth of test strips for a diabetic patient

$250     donation    Provides one patient access to a year of free medications

$100     donation    Provides one patient with their initial physician visit, baseline labs and medication

$50       donation    Provides an established patient with a strep test and the necessary antibiotics

Privacy Policy:

The Clinic has a strict policy about protection of donor privacy: we do not sell, lend or exchange donor names, address or any other donor information.

Financial support can take many forms:

  • Make a direct donation to the Family Health Partnership Clinic – click here to make a secure online donation
  • Obtain a company matching form if your employer matches donations
  • Consider Planned Giving to help the Clinic plan for the future
  • Consider having a monthly amount donated on a monthly basis, makes budgeting easier!
  • Consider having your company underwrite a clinic, our newsletter, or website
  • If you participate in your company’s United Way campaign, have it directed to McHenry County
  • By check to FHPC, 401 E. Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, IL. 60014, Attn: Finance Department • By direct credit card, 779.220.9303, Carrie Holtz, Finance Mgr.

MONTHY GIVING PROGRAM:  Become a Clinic ChampionYour monthly gift an provide a 300% return on investment!  For example, by donating $20 per month, your gift can provide over $4700 worth of medical care and medications each year!  Monthly giving is an easy and convenient way to support the Clinic while keeping en eye on your budget.  Please consider our automatic monthly giving program.  You can change this at any time.  However, remember it can allow you to support a cause dear to your heart easily and conveniently.  You can learn more about this option by emailing Cathy Patenaude at or by calling her at 779.220.9304 or online at monthly giving.

Planned Giving – Leave a Legacy

Planned giving is a long range approach to giving. A planned gift to the Family Health Partnership Clinic will provide long-term financial security, letting the Clinic continue to meet the health care needs of the underserved in the county and expand our services. Planned gifts can also provide you with many financial benefits beyond the ordinary tax advantages associated with cash contributions. They can help reduce or even avoid capital gains taxes or estate taxes.

Here are some of the planned giving options to consider:

Add the Clinic as a beneficiary to your will or living trust – A will of living trust represents your desires for distribution of your estate. Make the Clinic a beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy – You can designate a percent of your benefits to various beneficiaries.

Transfer ownership of a life insurance policy to the Clinic – You may have a policy that no longer serves the need originally intended, such as a policy your parents bought when you were a child or a policy established to protect a mortgage that is already paid. Simply sign a form to change ownership of the policy to FHPC. A tax deduction is available for cash value policies, and if the policy is paid off, no new dollars need to be spent.

Consider making the Clinic a beneficiary of a deferred income vehicle such as an IRA, pension plan or 401(k) – Your employer or tax advisor can help you complete the proper forms to designate your beneficiary wishes.

Establish a charitable remainder trust for the Clinic – Through such a trust, you give an irrevocable gift to a charitable trust and receive an annual payment for life or for a specified term of years. You receive an immediate charitable tax deduction, bypass capital gains taxes if you make a gift of appreciated assets, and reduce or eliminate estate taxes and probate costs.

Direct your charitable dollars to the clinic fund at the McHenry County Community Foundation – Through the MCCF you may direct your charitable dollars to a specific fund of your choosing. Giving to MCCF allows you the choice of where your dollars are placed, such as in the Family Health Partnership Clinic fund. Donations to MCCF are placed in an interest-bearing account and optimize your giving. To learn more about MCCF, please visit their website at of call 1.815.338.4483 or by email at

Planning a gift such as the ones above is a major financial decision. Please consult with your financial advisor on the best option for you. Consider a planned gift that will create a legacy for quality, affordable health care in McHenry County.  Contact Suzanne Hoban at 779.220. 9315 or


***Please know we cannot accept the following items:

  • No large items like hospital beds or oxygen tanks (call first if you have questions)
  • No used orthopedic or personal items. Used stockings, used braces or boots, used shoes, slings or pads
  • No IV medication or equipment
  • No narcotic pain or sleep medicine (it’s against the law for us to accept them from you)
  • No used diabetic meters unless you have in-date strips with it
  • No feeding tubes & canned nutrition

We CAN accept only sealed, in-date medications (we have no pharmacist to make sure it is the correct medicine in opened bottles)

If in doubt, please call Pat at the clinic at 779.220.9314.