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.
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!
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.779.0777. Thank you!
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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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. Request more information about making a planned gift by emailing us at email@example.com. We’re happy to help!
Make us a beneficiary in your will by sharing this sample bequest language with your estate planning attorney. After completing the planned gift intent form, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to our physical address.
“I give the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota Inc, 1600 University Avenue West Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55104 ( % of the residue of my estate) or the sum of $ ), to be used (for program) or (wherever the needs and opportunities are greatest).
Retirement Assets (IRA/401k/403b)
You can make tax-free donations from your retirement account by naming us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage (anywhere from 1-100%), or designating a specific amount before the remainder is provided to family beneficiaries. Another option is to name us as a contingent beneficiary to receive the balance only if your loved ones, as primary beneficiaries, do not survive you.
Speak with your financial advisor to learn more about making tax-free IRA contributions.
You have the option of naming us as a primary or secondary beneficiary of any existing life insurance policy. Another option is donating a paid-up life insurance policy, thus making us the owner of that policy. Doing so means you can receive an immediate charitable tax deduction on your federal income taxes when you itemize.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) offers a way to make a gift and provide income for yourself or loved ones. The trustee manages the assets and each year disburses income (a fixed amount or percentage) from the trust to beneficiaries. At the end of the trust term, the principal balance passes to us.
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 and sell them to Savers, a national corporation that operates a chain of secondhand stores. 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.
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.
Steve has given generously to EFMN to ensure that kids with epilepsy experience the fun and friendships of a week at Camp Oz. Although Camp Oz was not available when Steve was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child, he now visits every year to experience the contagious joy of the campers.
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.Schedule a Pickup