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Donating assets like real estate or cryptocurrency can allow you to make a significant impact on your favorite causes.

Cash isn’t the only way to give. You can potentially make a greater impact on the causes you care about by donating a non-cash asset. While cash makes up 85% of charitable donations, it accounts for only 7% of wealth in the United States.

Non-cash assets represent an enormous amount of untapped giving potential.

A non-cash asset can be any item of appreciating value, like privately held stock, farm equipment, real estate or cryptocurrency. Donating assets other than cash can have various benefits and advantages. Many options can provide you with income during your lifetime, significant tax benefits — or both.

Non-cash assets allow you to make a significant impact on your favorite causes. For more than 80 years, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation has helped Minnesotans turn these goods into gifts so that you can support organizations and causes you care about most.

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In the world of charitable giving, most gifts are given in the form of cash, but while 85% of total giving is made through donations of cash, only 7% of wealth among Americans is held in cash.

Non-cash assets like real estate, stock, cryptocurrency, farm equipment, land and life insurance policies represent enormous amounts of untapped giving potential and yet most nonprofits are not set up to accept donations of non-cash assets from their donors.

That's where we come in.

At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, we've been helping Minnesotans give non-cash assets for more than 80 years.

We simplify the process of donating non-cash assets to your favorite causes, no matter what you'd like to donate.

Our experienced Foundation gift planners work with you and your advisors to define your charitable goals and help you determine which assets to give and when. We sell the donated assets efficiently and for the best possible price. Most often, we can sell the assets tax-free, which leaves 100% of the proceeds available for your charitable fund. From that fund you can give to your favorite charities now or in the future. You may also be entitled to a charitable tax deduction for your gift.

At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, your goals are our goals.

We are here to guide you throughout your giving journey and to act in your best interest at all times.

We offer more than just transactions. We are your trusted giving partner.

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation - turn your goods into gifts.

Contact a gift planner and learn more about giving non-cash assets today.

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