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Your gift helps older adults and those who serve them.

Caring is at the heart of Covenant Woods — caring for residents, caring for our fellow team members, and caring for our community. Benevolent funds serve an important role in supporting our mission to provide for those in need and to ensure our campus evolves to meet the changing needs of new generations of older adults. We invite you to explore the four benevolent funds listed below and consider how you may feel called to contribute to a given need. Or, if you prefer, you may make an unrestricted gift to our general fund to be used where it is most needed. Either way, you can be assured your gift will be handled with the highest standards of stewardship.

“I have been fortunate enough to receive a scholarship through Covenant Woods three times. I am extremely grateful for the resources provided to help me advance my career as a nurse.”

— Destiny Bradby, LPN, Admissions Coordinator

Covenant Fund

The Covenant Fund ensures no resident will be asked to leave his or her home due to financial reasons beyond their control. Since our founding in 1883, the Covenant Fund has provided more than $50 million to help residents who were otherwise unable to continue paying for their care. Financial help is offered to residents in confidence and covers medical needs, transportation, and monthly housing fees.

Givens Fund

Each year, the J. Edwin Givens Employee Scholarship is awarded to one or more deserving employees wishing to further their education through an undergraduate degree or a technical or trade school certificate. Named in honor of J. Edwin Givens, who gave more than 40 years of volunteer service to Covenant Woods and its predecessor, the Richmond Home for Ladies, the Givens Fund has awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships since its inception in 2009.

Capital Fund

Gifts to the Capital Fund empower Covenant Woods to continually evolve and enhance the campus to meet the changing needs of new and future generations of older adults. For example, projects such as The Spring and the on-site dental clinic were made possible by gifts to the Capital Fund. In addition, named gift opportunities such as personalized bricks, community features, or buildings have been made available for certain projects.

Employee Crisis Relief Fund

Employees who encounter an extraordinary, unexpected financial emergency may apply to receive assistance from the Employee Crisis Relief Fund.

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Covenant Woods’ Holmes Fund makes educational programming and services available to residents as well as older adults in the surrounding community.

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A legacy gift is a way to make a statement about your values that will impact generations of older adults while also realizing significant estate planning and tax advantages.

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As you consider making a gift to Covenant Woods, you’ll no doubt want to know what’s happening on our campus. Our donor newsletter is a good place to start.