Caring is at our heart.
Your generosity makes it possible.

As a faith-based organization, we continue to provide care for older adults even after their personal resources are exhausted. In keeping with our mission, we accept Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and other forms of payment. This can only be accomplished with the financial support of our wonderful donors.

Hearthstone Communities is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
Your gift to Hearthstone is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Support the ministry and mission of Hearthstone with your gift today!

Charitable Giving

Since the founding of Hearthstone Communities in 1886, we’ve invested to provide for multiple generations of residents. That investment has been made possible through the generosity of people who saw the need and responded from the heart. As we envision the investments needed for the next generations, we hope that you will see your opportunity to participate.

Charitable Giving. There are a variety of ways in which you can help Hearthstone Communities to fulfill our mission of offering hope, healing and purposeful living to older adults and children in the context of Christian communities.

Memorial Gifts. Memorial gifts are given in honor of an individual, family, or group and may be designated for a general fund or a particular program or project.

Planned Giving. Members of the Don Peasley Legacy Society are donors who have named Hearthstone Communities in their estate, will, trust, life insurance policy or gift annuity. These planned gifts ensure Hearthstone’s programs will continue into the future.

Charitable Fund Contributions


Provides residents with limited and/or fixed financial resources those small things that make everyone’s day! Residents are encouraged to request support for things such as haircuts, trips to movies, community outings; and the fund also provides for program supplies or experiences to benefits the entire community, including new art supplies or bringing in a choir to perform.


For those donors 70.5 or older, a required minimum distribution must be taken each year. Gifts of up to $100,000 may be directed to charities like Hearthstone that reduce taxable income and are not subject to charitable gift limitations.


Provides materials and liturgical supplies for religious and spiritual programs to residents of Hearthstone Communities.


A series of fund raising programs generated throughout the year for the benefit of supplementing the day-to-day operation of Hearthstone Communities.


This fund provides or defrays the cost of tuition for a child in pre-school or school-age programs at the Early Learning Center. Estimated giving range from $800 to $1,000 for one child for one month.

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The Don Peasley Legacy Society was established in 2009 to recognize and honor those individuals who have designated Hearthstone Communities as a beneficiary of a planned gift. Named in honor of Don Peasley, chronicler of McHenry County for 56 years, the society recognizes gifts that take the form of bequests, annuities, life insurance policies, property and other assets that consider the effect of a donor’s estate.


The Lyle W. and Jean E. Burgess Society was created in 2010 to recognize and honor individuals who have contributed to Hearthstone Communities for five years or more. The Burgesses have been loyal supporters of Hearthstone for over 36 years. The Society meets annually to recognize and induct new members.

For more information regarding gifts
to Hearthstone Communities, contact us today.