Individual Gifts

Donations from the generous residents of San Mateo County are by far the single largest source of funding for the Foundation’s health care initiatives.  Our donors have a keen understanding that tax revenues can provide only the most basic of care needs and that additional funding is needed to ensure that San Mateo Medical Center can develop and maintain the “world class” standard of care that every resident of the county deserves. 

Many potential donors want to know how their contributions will be used and we have provided some examples for you below:

  • $100 will provide IPODS for patients spending hours receiving chemotherapy at SMMC’s Infusion Center
  • $250 will provide 10 women with a prenatal instruction manual (printed in English and Spanish) and 10 newborn babies with a reusable bag stuffed with diapers, blankets and hand-knitted baby items.
  • $500 will provide pedometers for 50 overweight or obese children, so that they may learn how to incorporate physical activity, in a fun way, into their daily routine.