About the Foundation

The Crusader Community Health Foundation (CCHF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized in 1985 to support the growth and development of the Crusader Community Health.

The Crusader Community Health Foundation (CCHF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1985 to support the growth and development of Crusader Community Health. A dedicated volunteer board of directors has led efforts to raise funds for the needs of Crusader.

Yes, you can make a difference!

You can make a difference in the lives of patients of Crusader. As our community’s healthcare safety net, Crusader provides care to the uninsured and for those at highest risk of experiencing poor health. Last year, Crusader served nearly 48,000 individual patients – nearly one-third have no form of health insurance and most live below the federal poverty level.

We are truly grateful for the generous support we receive from our Crusader friends, board of directors, our dedicated employees and volunteer members who are part of our “Spirit of Caring”! Funds raised are used for capital projects, upgrading facilities, operating expenses, and medical equipment that will ensure quality patient care.

The sculpture HEART IN HAND by local artist Ed Riddle, is located in the Muldoon Grove garden area at Crusader's West State Street facility. It symbolizes Crusader's mission to serve the Rock River Valley area with quality primary health and dental care for all people in need.

The sculpture HEART IN HAND by local artist Ed Riddle, is located in the Muldoon Grove garden area at Crusader’s West State Street facility. It symbolizes Crusader’s mission to serve the Rock River Valley area with quality primary health and dental care for all people in need.

Through the Crusader Community Health Foundation Planned Giving Program, donors have the opportunity to contribute at many different levels. In return, you can plan beyond your lifetime to ensure income for your heirs, honor a loved one, and minimize the tax burden in your later years and on your estate. (See link to Planned Giving Brochure below.) A special ‘Crusade of Caring Society’ has been established to honor those who have notified the CCHF that they have provided for CCHF in their estate plans. The CCHF established an endowment fund to help us continue our legacy of being an avenue of health and hope to the medically uninsured for years to come.

A ‘Beautiful Site’ to behold, the “Muldoon Grove,” a community garden with perennial flower beds, trees, lawn space, walkways and benches located at the Crusader Community Health on West State Street was developed in 2002. This garden is symbolic of Crusader’s long-term commitment to caring for the health needs of our citizenry. Engraved bricks are available for purchase. Consider honoring a special person with a garden donation – call (815) 490-1620 for more information.

All donations to the Crusader Community Health Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law. In addition to gifts of cash, the Crusader Community Health Foundation also accepts gifts of securities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, real estate and IRA’s. Linda Niemiec, CFRE, Vice President Development, is available to discuss these matters with donors and their estate planning advisors in confidence. Call Linda at (815) 490-1621 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

To make a contribution by mail, please send your tax deductible contribution to:

Crusader Community Health Foundation
Attn.: Linda Niemiec, CFRE, Vice President Development
1200 West State Street
Rockford, IL 61102

Make checks payable to: Crusader Community Health Foundation

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If you prefer to donate by phone using your Visa, MasterCard or Discover card, please contact the Crusader Community Health Foundation office by calling 815-490-1620.