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LET’S PARTNER ON A GIVING PLAN THAT ALIGNS YOUR GOALS WITH THE NEEDS OF YOUR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY.

There are a variety of ways to make a gift. While cash is the most common, you may not be aware of the advantages of donating other assets. Many options can provide income during your lifetime or significant tax benefits — or both. We can help you determine the best type of gift for your personal situation. Start a conversation with a Gift Planner today. Call 651.224.5463 or email the team at philanthropy@spmcf.org.

Non-cash Assets Can Make Excellent Charitable Gifts

Do you want to help your favorite nonprofits thrive and wish you had more to share? Many donors make their gifts with cash, without knowing that non-cash gifts are often more beneficial to both nonprofits and donors. Less than 7% of household wealth is held in cash and checking accounts, according to Certified Financial Planner Russell James, J.D., Ph.D.

7%
7%
Wealth held in cash
93%
93%
Wealth held in other assets

Non-cash gifts allow donors to make a significant impact on their favorite causes, but most nonprofits aren’t equipped to accept goods such as real estate, privately held stock or farm equipment.

We make it easy to turn your goods into gifts.

At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, we’ve been helping Minnesotans give non-cash assets to support their favorite causes for more than 80 years.

Explore the Many Types of Gifts You Can Make to Start or Grow Your Fund

Read Gifts Of Stock And Mutual Funds

Gifts Of Stock And Mutual Funds

Gifts of stock, appreciated stock or mutual funds can make an ideal charitable gift for both the donor and the nonprofit.

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Read Gifts Of Real Estate

Gifts of Real Estate

Real estate can be used to create a significant charitable legacy. It is one of the most beneficial charitable gifts for both the donor and the nonprofit.

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Read Retirement Assets

Retirement Assets

Retirement assets can make excellent charitable gifts for both the donor and nonprofits.

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Read Privately Held Stock

Privately Held Stock

Incorporate giving into your business transition plan by donating privately held stock.

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Read Charitable Life Insurance

Charitable Life Insurance

Donating a life insurance policy to a donor advised fund (DAF) allows donors to make a larger charitable gift than they ever thought possible.

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Read Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a way to make a significant charitable gift and receive a steady income stream in return.

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Read Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder trust is a way to make a significant charitable gift with a variety of assets and receive income in return.

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Read Farm Assets

Farm Assets

Gifts of crops, livestock and machinery can make excellent assets to donate.

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Read Retained Life Estate

Retained Life Estate

There is an easy way to use your real estate to create a charitable legacy and simplify your estate at the same time. It’s called retained life estate.

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Read Gifts Of Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency

Gifts of cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, dogecoin and other virtual currency, can be used to establish or grow a donor advised fund.

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Your Guide to Turning Goods into Gifts

When you donate non-cash assets, you want an efficient and straightforward process. Our simple, five-step approach provides you with the best giving experience possible.

  1. We help you define your charitable goals.
  2. We work with you and your advisors to determine which assets might be best to give.
  3. We work together to determine the best giving method.
  4. We gather specific details about the asset you wish to give.
  5. We will work with you to transfer ownership of the asset and begin the sale process.

Learn how our approach makes it easy for you to support causes you care about in our guide to donating non-cash assets. This quick reference guide shows which assets can be used with various gift methods.

Give to Your Fullest Potential

Eliminate the complexity of giving non-cash assets and give to your fullest potential.

We can help you determine the best type of gift for your personal situation. Start a conversation with a Gift Planner today. Call 651.224.5463 or email the team at philanthropy@spmcf.org.

Meet Some of Our Donors

Read Three Generations of Giving

Three Generations of Giving

Christine Noonan shares how giving has become a family tradition.

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Read Local lawyer’s passion for education fuels giving

Local Lawyer’s Passion for Education Fuels Giving

Jamie Forman gives back to help others move forward.

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Watch Giving with Intention

Giving with Intention

Through her donor advised fund, Mya Honeywell designed a creative way to engage her clients while giving back to her community.

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Watch Giving As a Way of Life Video

Giving As a Way of Life

Abby, a former social worker, and her husband, Ken, turned the sale of a business into a legacy of giving that spans generations.

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