The Spirit of Charity Foundation 

Ways to Give

Donate today to help someone when they need the care the most or contact us to see the impact of your gift.

You may choose to make your gift to any of the following funds and programs. Unrestricted gifts are just as impactful and can be made to the area of greatest need through the SOCF General Fund.

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Additional ways to give

  • Facebook Fundraiser
    Fundraisers enable people to raise money for the Foundation on Facebook. You can set up a dedicated page to share our story, tell others about your mission and rally around a fundraising goal.

  • Planned Giving
    Would you like to extend your support to the Spirit of Charity Foundation to make a lasting impact? There are several Planned Giving arrangements to choose from. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support the Spirit of Charity Foundation. Feel free to contact us directly or reach out to your estate planner for details.

  • Matching Gifts
    Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations like the Spirit of Charity Foundation. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift. Find out if your company will match gifts and double your donation!

  • Shop
    You can shop at and support our mission. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Foundation. Click the link below to start shopping and supporting the Spirit of Charity Foundation!

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Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at UMC New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    UMC New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    UMC has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).