What to Give

Please review the options, below, to learn more about the assets most commonly used to fund a gift to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.

>> Please contact Amanda Storm Schuster, senior director of advancement, at 612-236-1830, for more information.

Retirement Plan Assets
Do you have money saved in an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity? Each of these retirement plan assets contains income that has yet to be taxed. Your beneficiaries will owe the income tax at your death, totaling up to 35 percent, which may be reason enough to consider giving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to charity instead.

Savings Bonds
There’s more than one way to turn your savings bonds into a generous donation while reducing the tax liability generated by these secure investments.

Life Insurance
Most of us think of life insurance as protection, especially for our loved ones. But it is also a powerful tool you can use to champion our work far into the future. Here’s what you need to know.

Life Insurance Death Benefits
Your need for life insurance changes as time passes, making way for a new opportunity for its use. If you no longer need the coverage to protect your loved ones, consider changing your policy’s beneficiary to support our work.

CASH
1. How to Give It Anytime

Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, your contribution is no fuss, no bother. Find out how Women’s Foundation of Minnesota can put your contribution to work without delay.

2. How to Give It After Your Lifetime
Making a donation of cash is as simple as updating your will. From your standpoint, your bequest is no fuss, no bother. Find out how Women’s Foundation of Minnesota can put your contribution to work without delay.

SECURITIES
1. How to Give Them Anytime

Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for more than one year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself.

2. What You Can Give After Your Lifetime
Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for more than one year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself.

For information on donating stock or other securities, please click here.

REAL ESTATE
1. What You Can Give Now

Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. From townhomes to farmland, many types of real estate assets can be donated to qualified charitable organizations like ours. You’ll be helping a good cause, enjoying tax benefits and potentially setting up a lifetime stream of income.

2.  What You Can Give After Your Lifetime
Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. From townhomes to farmland, many types of real estate assets can be donated to qualified charitable organizations like ours. You’ll be helping a good cause, enjoying tax benefits and potentially saving money for your heirs.

CLOSELY HELD STOCK
1. How to Give Anytime

A donation of your closely held stock can be a fine way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.

2. Give After Your Lifetime
A donation of your closely held stock can be a fine way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while possibly avoiding capital gains taxes.

For information on donating stock or other securities, please click here.

Tangible Personal Property
Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization that receives the property will use it in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose.

>> Please contact Amanda Storm Schuster, senior director of advancement, at 612-236-1830, for more information.