Donate to KidsGardening

There are many ways to support garden-based learning!

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Ways to Support KidsGardening

Make a One-time or Recurring Gift

Gifts to KidsGardening go a long way. For every $1 donated, we are able to reach 8 kids with access to garden-based learning resources. You can give a one-time gift or recurring gift online today, or mail a check to:

132 Intervale Road
Burlington, VT 05401

See more ways to support garden-based learning below!

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Ask Your Employer for a Matching Gift

Many businesses will match charitable donations made by their employees. This is a great way to double the impact of your gift to KidsGardening. Ask your Human Resources department whether your employer has a matching gift program. You may have to complete a matching gift form and send it, completed and signed, with your gift. Other companies require you to present them with a receipt from your gist before they will match it.

Make a Gift from Your IRA

If you are 72 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 to KidsGardening from your IRA or 401K without it being counted as taxable income. This gift can be used as your required minimum distribution (RMD).

If you wish to make a gift from your IRA, simply download and complete this letter and submit it to your IRA administrator. (The letter is also available as a .pdf.)

Make a Gift of Stocks or Securities

Donating stocks and appreciated securities is an efficient way to make a meaningful gift because it allows you to avoid paying the capital gains tax. When you make a charitable gift of securities held long-term, the donation you make and the deduction you get are greater than they would be if you were to sell the shares and donate the cash proceeds. Please find instructions here.

Make a Gift from Your Donor Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) offers the favorable tax benefits of giving directly to KidsGardening with flexibility around the timing of gifts.

If you have a donor-advised fund, we encourage you to look into whether your bank allows you to set up electronic funds transfers (EFTs), recurring or scheduled donations, or to name KidsGardening as a successor to the fund.

Make a Gift of an Insurance Policy

If you have a fully paid insurance policy you no longer need, you can gift the policy to the KidsGardening and take a tax deduction for the value of the policy at the time of the gift. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Everybody can make a lasting and meaningful gift through their will.
Making a gift in your will may also qualify your estate for an estate tax charitable deduction. You can make a gift by including the following language in your will:

“I give (insert dollar amount) or (insert a specific asset, such as securities, real estate or other property) or (insert percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the, Inc. headquartered at 132 Intervale Avenue in Burlington, Vermont to be used for the general purposes of the nonprofit organization.”

Please let us know about your bequest intention. Email Emily Shipman, Executive Director at [email protected].

KidsGardening 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

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