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Thank you for supporting Fernside and the grieving families we serve. As a non-profit, we rely on the support and generosity of many kind donors. That includes you! Together we provide the highest quality grief support through innovative programs that bring hope and healing to families in our community. No matter what you are most passionate about, you can find a way to make a difference for grieving children and families. Thank you!

Print out a Donation Form and send it along with your donation to:

P.O. Box 633597
Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597

Please call:

The Bethesda Foundation
(513) 865-1616
Weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST

When donating stock by electronic transfer, it is important to inform our office about the transfer, preferably before or at the time you initiate the transfer. Please provide the name of the donor, stock name, number of shares being donated and the financial institution that is transferring the stock.

Delivery Account Name:
Bethesda Foundation Gift
Account Delivery Account Number: 44-67905
DTC ID Number: 2669

Broker Information:
Northern Trust
Ryan Stack, 2nd Vice President, Not for Profit – Foundations, Endowments & Healthcare
50 S. LaSalle Street, B-8
Chicago, IL 60603

Office: (312) 444-4670
Fax: (312) 557-2673

Please visit the Bethesda Foundation for a list of upcoming events to benefit our programs.

Fernside uses expressive art supplies in our support group meetings with children and adults. Below is a current list of items to help support our free programs. You can also visit Amazon to view and purchase Wish List items.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a meaningful contribution, including a memorial, tribute or dedication, or a planned gift such as a bequest, life insurance policy or trust.

One-Time or Monthly

Donating to the greatest needs or a special program/project ensures all of our programs can be offered free of charge. Your gift provides funds for needs such as pizza dinners served to families in our Evening Program, scholarships for summer campers, community education for helping professionals and free grief support to help grieving families.

Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Donating in memory of a friend or loved one, or honoring a friend, family member, colleague or Fernside staff member or volunteer with a tribute gift given in their name, is an excellent way to support Fernside’s mission.


You can also sponsor a program, a year of grief support for a family, a camp experience for one or more campers or a pizza dinner at one of our group meetings in memory or honor of a loved one.

Planned Gifts

Thank you for leaving a legacy with a planned gift that will help Fernside continue to provide future services to grieving families in our community. We can work with you to make a bequest, establish a charitable trust or annuity or name Fernside as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or individual retirement account. We have several resources to get you started. We are here to help you when you are ready.

In-Kind Gifts

Donations of gift cards and expressive arts materials support our Evening and School programs. Please see our list of needed items here.

Community Partners & Donors

Please take some time to learn more about these special donors and how they help make our mission a reality.

All donations to Fernside are processed through the Bethesda Foundation. Fernside, an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, is supported by Bethesda, Inc., a non-profit established in 1983 and co-sponsor of TriHealth, which oversees operations at Bethesda Foundation, Bethesda Hospitals, and other organizations. The Bethesda Foundation works with Bethesda Hospitals, Hospice of Cincinnati, and Fernside to raise the funds needed to provide a variety of programs/services for our community. We greatly appreciate your generosity to help advance our mission of providing grief support to the Greater Cincinnati community.

Fernside is a tax-exempt charitable organization (Tax ID: 31-1179234) and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

We are here to help.

If you have any questions about making a donation to Fernside, please contact the Bethesda Foundation at (513) 865-1616.

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