All Kinds of Donations Support Valley Outreach
For every $1 donated to Valley Outreach Food Shelf, we can GIFTS OF CASH
purchase $10 worth of food through our buying partners.
That is a 10:1 return on your investment – not bad!
help us to meet essential current operating needs. Tax-deductible financial contribution can be made
online via credit card above or by mailing a check, made out to Valley Outreach, to:
1911 Curve Crest Blvd. W.
Stillwater, MN 55082
GIFTS IN MEMORY OR IN HONOR of a friend or loved one is a wonderful way to memorialize a special person in your life while helping sustain the work of Valley Outreach in our community. Or consider a gift in honor of people important to you on special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. Those honored or families of those remembered will receive a letter notifying them of your thoughtful gift. Be sure to include the complete name(s) of the person(s) being honored or remembered, and the address of those who should be notified.
PLANNED GIVING: A Nourishing Legacy is a form of charitable giving that makes a lasting impact on the community and involves a person's assets or estate rather than current income. You can arrange to make a planned gift in several ways, including a will. Many people set aside a certain dollar amount. Others leave a percentage of their estate, or any assets left over after their family has been provided for. Some planned gifts can be designed to accomplish certain financial goals, such as reducing your tax obligation or providing retirement income. Learn more about how you can provide a nourishing legacy with Valley Outreach.
For more information about planned giving, call Tracy Maki at 651.342.5560 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Other Ways to Donate Now
Automatic Direct Donation - Electronically transfer funds from your bank account on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly, yearly, etc.). Direct donation is a convenient and simple way to donate.
Matching Gift - Check to see if your employer (or spouse’s employer) matches employee donations to qualified nonprofit organizations like Valley Outreach. Some employers double or triple employee gifts.
Securities - Donating stocks and bonds has several different distinct tax advantages. Investors receive a tax deduction for the full market value of securities held over for one year, with no capital gains tax on the appreciation. For example, a donor may choose to give a block of stocks for which he or she originally paid $800. Suppose the stock now has a fair market value of $2,100. Donating this stock to Valley Outreach will allow the donor to save the capital gains tax on the $1,300 profit and deduct $2,100 as a contribution.
Corporate Gifts - A corporation is permitted to make and deduct philanthropic investments of up to 10 percent of taxable income. Excess contributions may be carried over for up to five years. Most corporations elect to use the instrument of a pledge to increase the impact of their contributions. Tax laws do not treat partnership donations as a corporate gift. All such contributions are divided among partners and reported on their individual tax returns.
Real Estate - Appreciated real estate and securities held for over one year enjoy identical tax advantages. These benefits include the full market deduction, no capital gains tax and the 30 percent ceiling with five-year carry over. The donor may elect to value the gift at cost plus 60 percent of the appreciation. The ceiling is then raised to 50 percent of adjusted gross income. If property has been depreciated on an accelerated basis, the deduction for the contribution may be subject to different rules.
United Way - If your company participates in an annual United Way campaign you can designate your United Way donation to go to Valley Outreach. On the United Way pledge card, under "My Choice", simply write in Valley Outreach, 1911 Curve Crest Blvd. W. Stillwater, MN - tax ID# 41-1452973