Geer Senior Community Foundation

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A gift by cash, check or credit card (online) provides the support necessary to provide services, over and above what is not covered by insurance or other sources.  Your gift goes to work immediately to make a difference in the lives of individuals served at Geer Village Senior Community.

Checks may be made out and mailed to:

Geer Foundation

77 South Canaan Road, Canaan, CT 06018

For more information, contact Stacie Nicholas, Development Director at (860) 824-2618 or email

Honor & Memorial Gifts
Senior mom and her daughter

Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a loved one or staff member to an existing fund.  This is a thoughtful and caring way to honor or remember a loved one and at the same time help others.  Recipients or their family members will be notified of your generosity. Please note it may take a few weeks for your gift to be received, processed and for the family to be notified.  Be sure to include the name and address of those you would like notified of your gift.

A gift is appropriate for many occasions:

  • to honor someone special or a good deed
  • in memory of a loved one

For convenience you can use the Donate now button above for online donations

For obituaries, we recommend the following language:

Donations may be made in memory of (name of decedent) to Geer Foundation.  Please make checks payable to: Geer Foundation, at 77 South Canaan Road, Canaan, CT 06018.

Grateful Patients, Residents & Families

We are humbled by the many letters and phone calls you make to tell us how grateful you are for the outstanding care you or a family member have received at Geer Village Senior Community.  For every letter we receive there are countless others who are also thankful and often ask how you can help and give back to show your appreciation.

If you or a family was a recent recipient of our services, we invite you to share your story with us. The Grateful Patient and Family Program provides you the opportunity to say thank you to the caregivers who make a difference every day and to provide the legacy of great care for generations to come! Every gift counts and shows that you care!

As medical care and insurance coverages change, we are committed to staying on the cutting edge – for you, for your loved ones and for every person in our community. Your contribution helps us to be there for all patients and family members, regardless of their ability to pay, at a time when they are in dire need of quality care.

Your donation helps to make our community healthier. Right here. Right now.

You can even make your gift in tribute to a staff member and we will notify them of your generosity in recognition of their care.

Donor Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable account sponsored by a public charity that donors use to support their philanthropy, like Fidelity, Schwab or BNY Mellon. Donors make irrevocable, tax deductible contributions of cash, securities or other assets to the Donor Advised Fund and these assets are invested for growth to provide philanthropic support over time. The donor(s) to the fund then recommend grants from their DAFs to qualified 501 (c) (3) public charities, like Geer Foundation.

If you have an account with Fidelity Charitable, Greater Kansas City CF, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon, you can easily recommend a grant to Geer using the DAF Direct form on this page.

You can use this form to make your donation directly from this website. If you have questions about how your gift may be designated, please contact Stacie Nicholas, Development Director at (860) 824-2618.

Legacy Gifts

Most people require some kind of help at some time in their lives, whether it’s physical, financial or spiritual. During life’s struggles, we are often reminded that more must be done to sustain programs that help others.

When you make a bequest or other “planned gift,” you help the Geer Foundation for years to come. What better way to thank the people or organizations that has had an impact on your life than to make a contribution from your estate through a bequest? Legacy giving is not only for the wealthy!  Please consider Geer Foundation when making your long term estate plans.  Learn more at Leave a Legacy

Gifts large and small are important, they all add up to a big impact!

It is important that you let us know if you have left a bequest so that we can help to ensure your gift is appointed properly and include you in our Heritage Society. Should you wish to remember Geer Foundation in your will, we encourage you to provide the following bequest language to your attorney:

“I give, devise and bequeath $___ (sum of money), or ___% (percentage) of my estate, or ___ (named property), or all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to Geer Foundation, Inc., located in Canaan, CT tax exempt number 06-1230842.”

Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match an employee’s gift to charitable organizations.  In addition, some companies provide donations to organization where their employees volunteer.  Imagine the increased impact your gift can make.  Please contact your company’s human resource department for more information.

United Way

You can choose to support the Geer Foundation through a designated contribution to the United Way through donor choice.

Donate your Car

In a cooperative effort between Donation Line and Geer Foundation, your vehicle can be donated to our organization, running or not. The donor receives a tax deduction from Geer Foundation. In addition to cars you can donate, trucks, vans, boats, motorcycles, jet skis, snowmobiles, RV’s and even airplanes. You must have a clean title. FREE towing. No Hassle. Call 24/7 1-877-CARS-4-US (227-7487). Our client number is 3272.

You can also donate on-line at