Many donors choose to support Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity with gifts of stock, contributions from their IRA, or designations from their donor-advised fund. Each option comes with benefits for you and and for GDM Habitat. Directions for each are below. Please contact Clara Bergan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-471-8686 ext. 145 with any questions.
A donor-advised fund works a bit like a charitable savings account, giving you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often funds are given to qualified charities. Recommend Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity for contributions from your donor-advised fund.
Contact your gift advisor to start the giving process. Here’s the information you’ll need:
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 716
Des Moines, Iowa 50303
Tax ID #: 42-1275330
Payments from donor-advised funds may not be used toward event registrations or other payments which return tangible benefits. Please check with your fund advisor for additional information on IRS restrictions on gifts from a donor-advised fund.
Direct Gifts from an IRA
If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can make a gift of up to $100,000 each year to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, directly from your IRA. Qualified charitable distributions may be able to reduce your taxes while fulfilling your required minimum distribution.
It’s easy to get started. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift. Your funds will be directly transferred to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity to help create and preserve affordable homeownership.
To make a gift from your IRA, you can use this online tool to:
- Create your QCD in support of Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
- Request a tax acknowledgment letter for a QCD you’ve already made
- Learn more about QCDs and giving from your IRA to see if it’s right for you!
Gifts of Stock
You can support Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity by making a gift of appreciated stock and securities. The IRS allows a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the appreciated security.
It’s easy to have your broker perform an electronic transfer of stock. Please provide the following information to your broker or financial advisor.
Financial Firm / Institution: UBS Financial Services
Designation: Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
GDM Habitat’s Account #: 8W-14229
GDM Habitat’s Tax ID #: 42-1275330
DTC #: 0221
When you make a gift of securities, please notify GDM Habitat so we can acknowledge your gift in a timely and efficient manner. Or, for more information, contact Clara Bergan at email@example.com or 515-471-8686 ext. 145.
One of the most powerful ways to support safety and stability through homeownership is to include a gift to the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity in your will or trust. It costs you nothing today but ensures our work can continue for generations to come.
To help you make this gift, you can use FreeWill, a free, online will-writing service that guides you through the process of creating a will in just 20 minutes. It also makes it simple to include Greater Des Moines Habitat as a part of your legacy.
If you have already included a gift to Greater Des Moines Habitat in your will or trust, please fill out this form. We’d love to thank you for your generosity.