In addition to helping others, many people like to make donations at the end of the calendar year to benefit from charitable contribution tax deductions. Every dollar donated to Valley Outreach helps us serve our community today and in the future! We are good stewards of the donations we receive. Here are some ways to give to Valley Outreach this December and through the entire year:
Matching Gifts – Many companies make matching gifts when their employees either donate their time or money to nonprofit organizations like Valley Outreach. Check with your employer to see if you can amplify your gift through a matching gifts opportunity.
In Memory, In Honor and Special Occasion Gifts – Giving to Valley Outreach is a wonderful way to honor a person (or their memory) or celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or family reunion. Make a note in our online donation form or when you mail in a gift. Memorial and honorarium gifts are allocated to our Vibrant Future Fund, unless desginated otherwise.
Gifts of Stocks – Gifts of stock or mutual fund shares offer attractive tax benefits while at the same time providing the satisfaction that you are helping people receive the personalized support they need. Learn more about Stock Transfer Instructions (pdf).
Qualified Charitable Distributions from an IRA – If you are age 70 and a 1/2 or older, you may exclude from your taxable income any IRA funds up to $100,000 that have been transferred to Valley Outreach (Tax ID# 41-1452973) when filing a tax return. Please consult your tax advisor or www.irs.gov for the most current information.
Sustainer’s Circle – Consider including Valley Outreach in your estate plans and join our Sustainer’s Circle. Read our flyer for more information about planned giving. Contact Kelly at 651-342-5564 or [email protected] to learn more.
Vibrant Future Fund – This long-term fund gives us the ability to “weather any storm.” Our ambitious goal is to have $1 million in commitments to our Vibrant Future Fund by the end of 2023 – our 40-year anniversary. Read our flyer for more information about planned giving. Contact Kelly at 651-342-5564 or [email protected] to learn more.