How can I give back to Fern Lodge?

Tax-Deductible Donations

As an IRS-recognized 501[c][3] non-profit organization, Fern Lodge welcomes tax-deductible gifts of any size. We take Visa, American Express, or Discover over the phone at (510) 886-2448. Or you can pay through Paypal using the Donate link below.
View Fern Lodge 501(c)3 determination letter.


Volunteering is a great way to give to the patients at Fern Lodge.  Fern Lodge has a growing volunteer program for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, please visit our volunteering page.

Become a volunteer.
Fern Lodge Benevolence Fund

In many cases those who need Christian Science nursing at Fern Lodge lack financial resources to pay for their care.  We are grateful to God for His unfailing provision for each of His children, and we gladly accept these guests who are able to pay only a portion of the cost.

Fern Lodge does not have an endowment fund or investments to draw on to give financial aid.  Gifts from many supporters provide the only funds we have to help those who need benevolence aid while at Fern Lodge. Benevolence is simply good will for others.  Benevolent funds come from the good will of individuals, churches, Christian Science student associations, and foundations who see and help meet the needs of deserving Christian Scientists.  These funds may come in the form of financial gifts or bequests of cash or other resources such as stocks or bonds.  We are deeply grateful to all who give in support of Christian Science nursing services, at Fern Lodge or elsewhere.