How we fund our mission
With a budget of $956,396 (2016-2017), the revenue that the Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County receives, will come from:
- 48% federal, state and local governments
- 16% from private foundations
- 12% from two Healthcare Districts
- 16% from businesses and individuals
- 8% from investment income
Our programs and services are free
All of our services provided to residents in facilities and to family members are free and confidential. We never charge a resident as we help them resolve problems. We never charge a family when we help them navigate options in long term care. We do not charge facilities when we counsel or train them on the best possible solutions to provide quality person-centered care for their residents. As a result, we welcome donations to these programs to help us reach and serve more older adults who live in these long-term care facilities.
Your gift helps us to accelerate our mission in raising the standards of care and quality of life for those who live in long term care.
Ways to give to Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County
Your Gift to Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County (OSSMC) helps us to accelerate our mission in raising the standards of care and quality of life for those who live in long term care.
Donate On-Line via secure credit card transaction
Visit our donation page to make a one-time or recurrent gift.
Donate By Check
Please make checks payable to Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County and send to:
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County
711 Nevada Street
Redwood City, CA 94061
Make a Tribute Donation in honor of or memory of a friend or loved one or note a special occasion
A Tribute Donation to OSSMC is a fine way to memorialize a loved one, honor a caregiver who made a difference in your family’s life, or to note a special occasion, such as a wedding or the birth of a child.
The person whom you designate will receive a Tribute card, and you will receive an acknowledgement letter that also serves as a tax receipt.
You don’t have to be rich to leave a legacy. Individuals from all walks of life can leave a portion of their estate to charities of their choice through their will or estate plan.
Leaving a legacy of support for OSSMC will protect the rights of residents in long term care facilities and raise the level of care for frail and elderly residents throughout San Mateo County.
If you have included OSSMC in your will or estate plan, please contact us and become a member of our Legacy Society today. You can email your name as you would like it to appear in printed materials to Director of Development, Mitch Reitman at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information, please email or call Mitch at 650-780-7249.
Your gift affords many advantages:
- You can plan today how you want to be remembered, while not disrupting your current financial plans to fulfill your future wishes.
- You can plan a gift that will take effect only after your other obligations have ceased.
- You can donate appreciated securities instead of cash.
For more information on other planned giving vehicles and ways you can leave a legacy gift, contact your tax and legal advisors, and then contact Director of Development Mitch Reitman at 650-780-7249.
Support OSSMC through the United Way’s Workplace Giving campaign.
Many employers match their employees’ gifts to charitable organizations. Just contact your supervisor or human resources department, then fill out the matching gift form and mail it to us. Your employer will receive your gift, complete your form, and send both your gift and corporate matching gift to OSSMC. Some restrictions may apply.
You can help facilitate our mission by becoming a volunteer Ombudsman, or you can assist with additional long term or short term projects. To learn more about our volunteer program, please visit our Volunteer webpage here.