Ways to Give

If you’re looking to make a difference in the lives of people with epilepsy, a financial contribution to support the Epilepsy Foundation’s programs and services is a great way to make a lasting impact. We seek to make giving easy with flexible options like monthly recurring gifts, stock gifts, planned gifts, and one-time donations. Designate your gift to support a specific program, or honor a loved one by making a contribution in their name.

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In addition to the donation of money, volunteering your time or donating your used clothing and household goods are also vital ways to support our work. We are extremely grateful for the strong commitment of our donors who make it possible for people with epilepsy to get the support and resources they need. Thank you!

Ways to Make a Difference:

Online Giving

Use your credit card, debit card, or bank account to make an online gift today and designate it to the specific program you’d like to support. You can make a one-time contribution or set up a recurring monthly gift.

Please call 800.779.0777 if you would rather make your gift over the phone.

Check/Money Order

Please use our pledge form to make sure we have your correct information. Checks can be made payable to the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota and mailed to:

1600 University Ave. W. Ste. 300
St. Paul, MN 55104

Stock Gifts

Please fill out this brief form to initiate your gift. 

Work with your broker to complete a stock transfer form as a way to avoid capital gains taxes on donated stock that has appreciated in value. Make sure to include your name in the transaction description so we know the gift is from you. Please let us know of any stock or security gifts at giving@efmn.org or 800.779.0777.

  • Stock Gift Transfer Contact
    • Cassandra Dowd at Morgan Stanley (651-215-8483)
    • Morgan Stanley, 380 Saint Peter Street Suite 1000 | Saint Paul, MN 55102
    • Delivery Information:
      • Name: Epilepsy Foundation of MN
      • Account Number: 390-091390
      • Firm: Morgan Stanley
      • DTC Number: 0015
      • Request your broker put the donor’s name on the transfer
DIY Fundraisers

Host a “Do It Yourself” (DIY) fundraiser in your community and donate the proceeds to a specific program or use it to help reach your Rise Above Seizures Walk fundraising goal. Let us know about your fundraiser and we can help provide epilepsy education materials.

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Planned Giving

Quick Information:

  • Organization Name: Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota Inc.
  • Federal Tax ID: 41-0874541
  • Address: 1600 University Ave. W. Ste. 300 St. Paul, MN 55104

Planned Gifts

Legacy gifts, or planned gifts, are made in the future upon your passing. These gifts make a significant impact on our ability to provide programs and services to meet the needs of people with epilepsy today, and in the future. Legacy gifts are an effective way for you to reduce income and estate taxes passed on to heirs and make a larger gift. These gifts may be in the form of a bequest, naming us as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account, or a Charitable Remainder Trust.

Consult your financial advisor or estate planning attorney when making the decision to give a planned gift.

Click here for more information about Planned Giving.

Corporate Sponsorship

If you are a corporation looking to give back to the community, consider becoming a corporate sponsor. Work with the EFMN development team to discuss building a partnership that will align with your goals.

For more information, email Glen Lloyd at gllyod@efmn.org.

Donate Used Goods

Our Donated Goods division turns used clothing and household items into over $1 million in annual revenue for programs and services that support people with epilepsy. We collect unwanted items throughout the greater Twin Cities, Rochester, and St. Cloud areas. You can donated your clothes by scheduling a curbside pick up or finding a donation bin near you.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization; our Tax ID is #41-0874541.

We’re here to help! Please contact us at giving@efmn.org or call 800.779.0777 if you have questions about the giving options listed above.

Featured Donors:

Janine, Tabitha, Bill Atwell

Atwell Family – A Legacy For Living a Full Life With Epilepsy

The Atwell’s lost their daughter Stephanie to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), but are now helping others live a full life with epilepsy.

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Meet Paul Delaney

Paul considers himself lucky, despite having been diagnosed with epilepsy at five years old. In addition to using EFMN’s programs and services, he came looking for ways to help those who weren’t as fortunate as him.

Donated your used clothing and household items

Another way to make a difference in the lives of people with epilepsy is by donating your clothes and household items through our Used Goods program.

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