Ways to Give to MOSES
The guidelines listed below are intended to help those who would like to join in building the educational resources and opportunities provided by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service through thoughtful giving.
Gifts of Cash
The simplest way of contributing, and most beneficial, is to make an outright gift of cash.
- Honor a friend or family member's birthday, anniversary or special event.
- Donate to support scholarships to the Organic Farming Conference.
- Establish a monthly automatic donation.
- Create a memorial to recognize someone who has passed away.
Ask Your Employer to Match Your Gift
Over 10,000 businesses in the US honor the charitable choices of their employees and make a dollar-for-dollar matching gift to those organizations. Some of the corporations with this type of program are listed here. Please check with your employer or the Human Resources department where you work to see if you have access to a Matching Gifts program.
Give Beyond Your Lifetime -- Bequests
Donors are encouraged to include MOSES in their wills. Donors will receive credit for the full value of their documented bequest intention if they have passed their 75th birthday.
Gifts of Real Estate or Tangible Personal Property
A gift of real estate may consist of a full or partial interest in almost any type of property. As with securities, a gift of unmortgaged real estate can generate an income tax deduction while providing the donor with a means to avoid capital gains tax liability.
Gifts of saleable tangible personal property such as art, antiques or jewelry can offer the donor an immediate tax deduction and estate tax benefits.
Charitable Lead Trusts
A donor can make a gift by placing assets in a trust that designates that an amount of trust income be paid to MOSES for a term of years. Once the trust terminates, the principal can revert back to the donor or his beneficiaries, typically children or grandchildren. The charitable lead trust offers savings on gift and estate taxes.
Gifts of Stock or Appreciated Securities
Giving long-term securities provides two income tax benefits: no tax is imposed on the appreciated portion of the gift (the capital gains), and the donor will receive a charitable deduction based on the stock's fair market value. Because the donor can avoid the capital gains tax, it is usually more advantageous to contribute the appreciated securities directly to MOSES rather than selling the securities and giving the proceeds of the sale. Stocks that are not publicly traded require special planning and a qualified appraisal.
Please Donate Today!
If you prefer, you can print out a donation form and mail it with your check to:
PO Box 339
Spring Valley, WI 54767