General Support

What is the GMHF General Support Fund?

The GMHF General Support Fund consists of contributions given on a yearly basis by AAGP members, friends, families, and individuals interested in promoting public education on late-life mental illness. The GMHF uses 100% of all contributions to the Fund for programmatic expenses related to developing and distributing consumer information on geriatric mental health.

How much should I give?

All gifts, large or small, count toward participation in the Fund and help the GMHF to fulfill its mission. The GMHF Board encourages the leadership of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and its membership to give generously and make the Foundation a philanthropic priority. However, if you cannot make a large donation, please give what you can. A high rate of participation in the General Support Fund is a key factor when applying for grants.

When should I give?

The Annual Fund year is January 1 through December 31 of any given year. Your donation or pledge (payable by December 31) is welcome at any time. However, the Foundation appreciates you sending your gift as soon as possible.

How can I give?

GMHF accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express online through a secure server, or you may charge your gift over the phone by calling (301) 654-7850. In addition, the Foundation accepts checks and cash. Please use the donation form located on this website.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes. All gifts to the GMHF are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law. Gifts received by December 31 of any given year may be reported on your income tax for that year.

May I make an anonymous gift to the GMHF?

Absolutely, just inform the GMHF staff that your gift is anonymous, and we will accommodate your wishes.

May I make a gift in memory of or in tribute to an individual?

Yes, the GMHF accepts donations in memory of or in tribute to an individual. These gifts are listed in the AAGP Annual Meeting Program, the GMHF website, the Annual Report and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry e-newsletter.


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