Make the Most of Your Fund | InFaith Community Foundation

Make the Most of Your Fund

We're Here to Serve You

InFaith Community Foundation’s donor services department is here to help make the most of your giving plans.

  • Recommend new grants from your fund, check the status of a grant request, or request that a grant be expedited;
  • Create or refine your giving goals;
  • Update your Fund Agreement with new beneficiaries, advisors or contingencies;
  • Research charities match with your charitable goals and values;
  • Follow-up with charities on how grant support was used;
  • Discuss unique grantmaking scenarios (i.e., international grants),
  • Schedule a personal visit or phone review of your charitable fund; or,
  • Connect you to a gift planner to make additional gifts to your fund.
Grants team - 4 individuals

From left to right: Nikki Johnson, Rebecca Sauer, Kim Borton, Kaitlin Ostlie

Make Gifts

Whether you’re creating a new donor advised fund or contributing to an existing fund, there are several ways to make a gift at InFaith Community Foundation. 

Please contact InFaith with questions. 

To ensure InFaith has a clear understanding of your giving intentions, please review and sign your Fund Agreement before making gifts or transferring assets to your fund.

Give Online

You can give online to any charitable fund at InFaith via ACH bank transfer or credit card.  Choose a one-time gift or recurring donation to a donor advised fund, organizational endowment, or one of InFaith’s collaborative funds.

Donate Online

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Contributions made by EFT will result in a 0.6% processing fee prior to deposit into the fund.
For credit/debit card donations, a $0.45 processing fee, plus 2.75% of each gift (3.5% for AMEX) will be charged.


Give By Mail

If you wish to make an additional gift to your existing fund or create a new fund, please fill out the New Gift to Existing Fund Form.

Return completed form to:
InFaith Community Foundation
600 Portland Avenue South, Suite 5100 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Fax: 612-844-4109

Please make checks payable to "InFaith Community Foundation" 

To grow your fund over time each month, consider setting up recurring donations using your bank's bill pay service.

Other Ways to Give

Name InFaith to receive beneficiary proceeds from qualified retirement plans (IRAs or other qualified plans, life insurance and/or annuities):
InFaith Community Foundation, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation (tax ID # 41-1802412).

When we receive the proceeds, they will be allocated to a fund at InFaith per your Fund Agreement. You can designate all or a percentage of your assets, or name InFaith as contingent beneficiary. 

Please contact InFaith for specific giving instructions when giving through a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

Following are sample provisions to insert into your will or living trust. To ensure proper distribution of proceeds to your donor advised fund, please do not name specific benefiting charities in your will or trust. Benefiting charities are listed in your Fund Agreement where you have the flexibility to make changes as needed. Please note these provisions are subject to your attorney’s preferred style and state restrictions.

Specific Bequest: I give to InFaith Community Foundation (tax ID # 41-1802412), a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, [asset or percent of estate to be given], for the benefit of the [insert donor advised fund name].

Residuary Bequest: I give, bequeath and devise all of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to InFaith Community Foundation (tax ID number: 41-1802412), a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, for the benefit of the [insert donor advised fund name].

Complete the life insurance application/absolute assignment form with the insured as owner and InFaith as beneficiary.

The following information must also be included:

  • InFaith Community Foundation Tax ID Number: 41-1802412
  • InFaith Community Foundation name and address: 600 Portland Avenue South, Suite 5100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

For more specific guidance and instructions, please contact InFaith.

Note: Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) can only be gifted to non-advised funds. QCDs cannot be gifted to donor advised funds.

If you are 70½ or older, you may create a non-advised charitable fund with gifts of qualified charitable distributions from your IRA. When making this type of gift, you recommend one or more IRS-qualified charities to receive automatic annual grants from your charitable fund, either in perpetuity or for a term of years. If a charity you recommend loses its tax-exempt status, grants will be reallocated among remaining charities. If all charities cease to exist, remaining charitable support is directed to the InFaith Community Fund. When making this type of gift, you do not have advisory capacity over the charitable fund once it is established due to IRS regulations.

To make a gift of QCDs:

  • Contact your IRA administrator and request a QCD be sent directly to: InFaith Community Foundation: 600 Portland Ave South, Suite 5100, Minneapolis MN 55415  / Tax ID: 41-1802412.
  • Notify InFaith when the distribution request has been made, so we can watch for the check and ensure it’s properly credited to your non-advised fund.
  • InFaith will send a gift acknowledgment for the QCD to share with your tax preparer.

Create a Fund               

Please contact InFaith regarding your proposed gift.

To make a gift of stock or mutual fund assets, please call InFaith. We will provide specific instructions based on the following:

  • Stock held by a brokerage firm, bank or other financial institution
  • Stock held by a company with a transfer agent
  • Stock or mutual funds to be transferred from an account at Thrivent 
  • Stock held in paper certificates

The estimated time to complete your gift is dependent on how it’s held. If you’re unclear about how your stock is held, please call us for assistance with related paperwork (statement and/or report) in hand. While there is typically no cost associated with the transfer of stock or mutual funds to InFaith Community Foundation, there is a nominal fee incurred when InFaith liquidates the transferred assets. These charges are deducted from proceeds of the stock or mutual fund sale/liquidation and do not reduce your charitable deduction.

Initiate Stock Transfer - Contact Us

Please contact InFaith to request wire transfer information.