Other Ways to Give
Ways to Give at Work
Many employers coordinate charitable giving campaigns for their employees. These campaigns allow employees to donate to charities of their choice through one-time gifts and regular payroll deductions. Many of these campaigns take place in the fall, and they are a great way to contribute to Noah’s Ark.
In addition, a number of employers offer matching gift programs that double or even triple charitable donations made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. Employers may also offer volunteer matching programs that match volunteer hours with corporate donations.
Check directly with your company. If they match gifts, they can give you a paper or online matching gift form. Complete the form and then mail or email it to Noah’s Ark. We will complete the form and send it back to your employer.
Our Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Federal Tax Identification Number is 42-1316141. Our full legal name is Noah’s Ark Foundation, Inc.
You can mail your company’s completed matching gift form to:
Attention: Dawn Hauck
PO Box 748
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Employers who have made matching contributions to Noah’s Ark include Reader’s Digest Foundation, Quaker Oats Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.
Bequests in Wills or Living Trusts
A bequest in your will or living trust is an uncomplicated way to support Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation and help protect animals.
A bequest may take several forms. You may leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or donate the remainder of your estate after gifts to loved ones and expenses. Bequests to Noah’s Ark may include cash, securities, real estate, houses, and personal property such as valuable collections, art, or jewelry.
The following is suggested language for a bequest in your will, “I give and bequest to Noah’s Ark Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, with its principal office at 1986 West Gear Avenue, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, the sum of $ _____ to be used for general purposes [or for a specific program that you designate].”
Living trusts are also available because the terms of a living trust, unlike a will, may be put into effect immediately upon your death, bypassing probate and keeping the terms of the trust private.
Gifts of securities such as stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, etc., are a way of giving that, in certain situations, may benefit both you and Noah’s Ark. Making a gift of assets that have appreciated in value, may avoid capital gains taxes when you donate them. In certain cases, Noah’s Ark will also accept the donation of non-liquid assets such as real estate, art, jewelry, and valuable collections.
Insurance is a great way to support Noah’s Ark’s activities and animals. There are three ways to support a charity through insurance-related gifts.
- You may obtain a life insurance policy on yourself that is owned by Noah’s Ark. You then make a gift to Noah’s Ark equal to or greater than the yearly premium and we reinvest your gift by purchasing the insurance. Because your gift is to Noah’s Ark, you can take a tax deduction. The insurance proceeds after death will come directly to us.
- You may name Noah’s Ark as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or annuity for death proceeds. You can set up the policy so that 100% of the benefit comes to Noah’s Ark, or divide the benefit so that Noah’s Ark will be one of two or more people or charities benefiting from your thoughtfulness. This method of giving is completely flexible because you are free to change beneficiaries at any time and as often as you like. In this situation, you own the policy and make payments directly to the insurance company. The primary tax benefit of this method is that proceeds that come to Noah’s Ark will not be subject to an estate tax.
- You may transfer ownership of an existing policy to Noah’s Ark. This alternative is useful for a life insurance policy that contains a benefit that you no longer want or need. Noah’s Ark would continue paying any ongoing premiums necessary to fund the policy or, as an alternative, surrender the policy for its cash value. You receive an income tax deduction for the gift of the policy up to the cash basis, or what you paid for it. Advantages of this method also include creating a legacy out of a life policy with an unneeded benefit and removing proceeds from you taxable estate.
If you would like to discuss making any of these gifts, you can contact us at the address below, give us a call at 641-472-6080 or send us an email.
Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation
Attention: Dawn Hauck
PO Box 748
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation respects the privacy of its donors and keeps your personal information confidential. Noah’s Ark does not disclose or sell any personal information of donors to any third parties. Noah’s Ark collects and uses personal information such as: name, address, phone number, and email address when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. In addition, Noah’s Ark keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections. Our federal IRS tax identification number is 42-1316141. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, charitable, nonprofit organization.