Ways to Give - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Your cash gift is the quickest way to invest in Iowa 4-H youth. You can make a cash gift using a credit card through online giving, monthly giving or by check. Either way you can realize tax savings by deducting cash gifts from your taxable income when you itemize your deductions.

Check or money order can be made payable to the Iowa 4-H Foundation and mailed to:
Iowa 4-H Foundation
1259 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011-3630

In-Kind Gifts

You might wish to donate property, equipment or services that would play a useful role in advancing Iowa 4-H programs and events. Call our office at 515-294-1537 to discuss how to make this best use of this gift-in-kind.

More details if you wish to make a Gift of Grain.

Memorials & Tributes

Memorial and tribute gifts allow you to:

  • honor the memory of family members and friends,
  • recognize talented living individuals, or
  • celebrate special occasions such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary.

You can make a memorial or tribute gift through online giving or by sending a check to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, designating whether a memorial or tribute gift in the memo section.

Upon receiving your gift, the Foundation will send an acknowledgement of your thoughtfulness to whomever you designate.

Matching & Employee Giving

Double your impact by checking with your employer to find out if the Iowa 4-H Foundation qualifies for their matching gift program.* You can also use the ISU Foundation's Employer Matching Gift Search to find out your companies policy.

*The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We represent an educational program serving young people in grades K-12. If your company only matches to higher educational institutions, you can make your check payable to the Iowa State University Foundation and designate your gift to Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are future gifts to support 4-H. Explore this section about planned giving options that take into consideration your personal circumstances and the needs of your family.

If you are interested in making a non-cash gift or to establish an endowment, please contact the Iowa 4-H Foundation at 515-294-1537. Consulting with personal legal counsel and/or a tax adviser for definitive assessment of the tax benefits of and limitations on planned gifts is also recommended.

Endow Iowa

Give through the Iowa 4-H Foundation Endow Iowa fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Since 2003, the Endow Iowa Tax Credit has directly encouraged more than $140 million in permanently endowed fund at community foundations, creating lasting change across our state.

Iowa State University Order of the Knoll

Attention Iowa State Alumni!  Did you know you can support your alma mater and the Iowa 4-H Foundation with the same gift? The next time you donate to Iowa State University, simply designate your gift to specifically support the Iowa 4-H Foundation!

Make a gift to the Iowa 4-H Foundation through the Iowa State University Foundation!


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