Why Give?

Why Give?

Give because you want everyone to have access to YoloCares’ compassionate world-class care in the final months or years of life.

YoloCares hospice patients and families never see a bill for anything. Not ever. The same holds true for all programs and services offered to children and adults through YoloCares’ Center for Loss & Hope.

YoloCares is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) health care agency that serves the entire community. We rely on donations like yours to bring comfort and dignity to people facing serious and life-limiting illnesses. This includes people who don’t have health insurance, who are too young for Medicare and those who have spent their savings on expensive medical treatment—and have no money left for end-of-life care.

Memorial Gifts

Donate in honor or memory of a loved one, either online with a credit card or by sending a check.

Planned Gifts

Create a personal legacy of care by earmarking funds for YoloCares during your estate planning process.

Gwendolyn Kaltoft Fund

Help support final wishes or special needs of patients at the end of life. Many times these funds are used to help patients with limited financial resources to reconnect with distant family members, take short meaningful trips, or cover the cost of therapies not covered by Medicare or insurance.


YoloCares is pleased to received charitable donations of stocks and bonds. Please contact Louise Joyce, director of community development to learn more.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  You will receive a receipt for every gift you make to us—regardless of the amount—to acknowledge your tax-deductible donation. If you would like to mail a check to YoloCares, please send all checks to 1909 Galileo Court, Ste. A, Davis, CA 95618. Please make all checks payable to YoloCares.

Online Giving

Transaction Processing Fees:

Please note that YoloCares’ credit card processing platform charges 2.798% plus $0.26 per transaction ($0.75 for debit cards) for all donations made through our website. In order to offset these costs to us, the platform offers donors the option to pay for these fees.

Before you’re prompted to enter your credit card information, you will be given the option to select the amount of transaction fees you would like to pay for in increments of 5%. As all transaction fees come out to about 3% (including per transaction fees), you will be paying more than your donation’s transaction fee. The additional costs are then applied to gifts from donors who choose not to cover their transaction fees. If you choose not to include transaction fees in your donation, you will receive a donation acknowledgement for your gift total minus the transaction fees.

To this end, YoloCares encourages donors to consider mailing in a check in lieu of making a credit card donation. YoloCares does not pay any fees when accepting donations made by check, cash or money mail order, ensuring that every penny you donate goes directly to YoloCares and the communities we serve. You can mail checks to 1909 Galileo Court, Ste A, Davis, CA 95618.

Regardless of the method you choose, we thank you for your generous support of our mission.