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 cbergan@gdmhabitat.org or 515-471-8686 ext. 145 with any questions.

Donor-Advised Funds

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.

Here’s the information you’ll need to provide your IRA plan administrator:

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
Tax ID #: 42-1275330

Please let us know of your decision to make a gift at development@gdmhabitat.org and make sure your plan administrator adds your name to the donation paperwork. This ensures we thank you in a timely manner and use your gift as you intend.

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 cbergan@gdmhabitat.org or 515-471-8686 ext. 145.