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Ways to give

When you give to University of Minnesota Extension, you're helping to build a stronger Minnesota. You can give through a number of options, or we can help tailor a giving plan that matches your personal and financial goals. 

Ways to give

Annual giving

The Extension Opportunity Fund (our annual fund) provides critical support that allows Extension to address urgent needs and take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise. The Annual Fund provides the flexibility to support innovative new programs while sustaining our day-to-day operations.

You may also make a recurring (sustaining) gift by completing a simple form (PDF).

Memorial and tribute gifts

Memorial and tribute gifts allow you to honor and remember family, friends and colleagues in a unique way while generously supporting programming in Extension. Email johns350@umn.edu to explore gift opportunities.

Corporate and foundation giving

Extension works closely with corporations and foundations to match their interests with the needs of Extension. Email johns350@umn.edu to explore gift opportunities.

Matching gifts

You or your spouse may work for a corporation that matches charitable contributions. Use the matching gifts search engine to see if your company matches gifts to the University of Minnesota.

Planned gifts

The University of Minnesota Foundation has information on many of the planned, deferred and estate gift options for supporting University of Minnesota Extension.

  • Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trust
    Make a gift and generate income for yourself and/or your family.
  • Charitable lead trusts
    Support Extension now and still leave assets to your heirs.
  • Bequests
    Make a gift in your will.
  • Life insurance
    Use a life insurance policy to make a future gift.
  • Planning tools
    Publications and assistance for donors and professional advisors.
  • Statement of Future Gift
    Let us know if you have already provided for Extension in your estate plan.

Faculty and staff giving

Every day, University and Extension employees see firsthand how gifts are put to use. Faculty and staff giving creates opportunities for Extension teaching and learning, research, and outreach. You can also make a gift through payroll deduction.

Gifts of Grain

Gifts of grain are a unique and underused way to make a charitable gift. Using grain to make a gift to Extension – which may be designated for the purpose or program you choose – can be a wonderful way to invest in the future while achieving tax savings. View the Share Your Harvest With a Gift of Grain website for more information.

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