Ways to Give

Donate Now

  1. Give securely online using our online donation form.
  2. Or, mail your donation to True Friends, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302.
  3. Matching gifts are an easy way to double your impact. Please contact your company’s human resources department to find to out if they provide matching gift dollars.

Matching Gifts

Your gift to True Friends may have an even greater impact if your employer offers a matching gift program.

Matching your donation is easy! Here is a list of companies who match employee donations to nonprofits. It is not comprehensive, so if you don’t see your workplace listed, we encourage you to contact your human resources or business office for more information.

Most companies will require you to complete and return a form that may require True Friends’ tax identification number: 41-1543013.

If your employer does offer a matching gift, please send your completed form to:
True Friends
10509 108th Street NW
Annandale, MN 55302

Host a Fundraiser

Community fundraisers are an easy and fun way to give to True Friends. They directly support children and adults with disabilities. The opportunities are endless! For more information or ideas, contact our Development Officer or call 952.852.0102.

Community Fundraiser Ideas
– FFA Corn Drives
– Dance With Courage Event
– Dart Tournament
– Birthday Fundraiser

Donor Choice

If your workplace participates in a United Way campaign, you can designate your contribution to True Friends, True Friends Foundation, or Children’s Disability Service Association (a division of True Friends). Find us with these listings:

  1. True Friends: The parent agency that oversees all services and programs, and operates Camp Courage, Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, and Camp Courage North. 
  2. Children’s Disability Service Association: A nationally-recognized division of True Friends that supports services for children with disabilities.
  3. Friendship/True Friends Foundation: An endowment foundation that supports our organization. If you have friends or relatives who work for the federal or state government, or in corporations that allow donor choice, encourage them to support True Friends.

Gifts of Stock

Giving stocks or bonds often has significant financial advantages for you. It’s also one of the most tax-efficient ways to support True Friends. Giving stock that has been held more than 12 months, offers a two-fold tax savings: a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift and capital gains can be avoided. If you would like to make a gift of stock please complete this form, or for stock transfer information call 952.852.0101 or email [email protected].

Gifts in Kind

In-kind gifts have allowed many other needed projects, large and small, to go forward. There are times when an individual, group, or business can donate gifts in kind that make a huge difference. True Friends can only accept specific items, so please contact 952.852.0101 or [email protected] to learn more.

Volunteer or Recruit Others

More than 1,000 volunteers are needed each year to support True Friends programming. Please come lend a hand. Find more information on our Volunteer Services page. If you know high school or college students, retirees, or others looking for a unique and rewarding experience, tell them about True Friends. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups age 14 and up.

Corporate Giving and Volunteering

If you volunteer for True Friends please let us know where you work. Often, when we seek corporate support, they request to know if any of their employees volunteer for us. If we can respond positively, our chances to receive support greatly increase.

Monthly Giving

Enjoy the ease and convenience of being a monthly donor while providing ongoing support and stability for our work. Donate online and select “make this donation monthly.” Your gift will be automatically charged to your credit card monthly, on the date of your choice. You are able to adjust your giving level or cancel your commitment at any time.

Estate Plans

There are many ways to give a planned gift to True Friends. 

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of Stock

Learn how to give the gift of a publicly traded stock here.

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Life Estate

Life Estate

An arrangement in which a donor gives their home to the nonprofit while retaining the right to live there for the remainder of their life. The donor receives an immediate income tax deduction. The charity may sell the property upon the donor’s death.

Bequest

Bequest

A provision in a will or estate plan that allocates all or part of the individual’s estate to a designated charity. Click the button below for more information and sample language.

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Retirement Plan
Beneficiary Designation

Retirement Plan
Beneficiary Designation

Name True Friends Foundation as a beneficiary in your retirement plans such as IRA’s, 401K’s, and 403B’s. This is simple and avoids the probate process.

Bargain Sale

Bargain Sale

Occurs when a donor sells property to a charitable organization for less than the property’s fair market value. The charitable gift is usually the difference between the appraised fair market value and the selling price.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable Remainder Trust

An irrevocable trust that pays a specified annual amount to one or more people for a fixed period of years. At the end of the term of the trust, the remaining trust assets are distributed to the charity. A charitable remainder annuity trust provides a fixed payment; a charitable remainder uni-trust pays out a fixed percentage of the trust value each year.

Charitable Lead Trust

Charitable Lead Trust

Similar to a charitable remainder trust, but the principal reverts back to the donor or their designated heirs at the end of the trust term. If the principal reverts to the donor, they get a charitable income tax deduction; if an heir, that person gets a charitable gift tax deduction.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Gift Annuity

An irrevocable transfer of property (e.g. cash or securities) in exchange for a contract to pay the donor an annuity for life. Because the value of the property exceeds the value of the annuity, it is partially a gift to the institution.

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

An arrangement in which a donor gives a life insurance policy to the charity. The cash value of that gift is tax deductible, as are any future premiums the donor may opt to pay on that policy. Note that only life insurance policies that are paid in full qualify as planned gifts.

The Forever Friends Legacy

The Forever Friends Legacy

Establish a permanent legacy through the True Friends Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that encourages, receives, and manages bequests and planned charitable gifts on behalf of True Friends. Any of the below ways of giving qualifies donors to become members of the Forever Friends Society. Membership can be anonymous. Call our gift planning office for more information at 952.852.0111.

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Endowment Funds

Donors may endow gifts during their lifetime or through a testamentary provision. No gift can be permanently endowed or restricted unless in writing by the donor or a signed provision in the donor’s estate. Contact our Gift Planning Officer for more information.

A gift that allows the institution the flexibility to use the return on investment as best serves the immediate needs of the institution for a specified purpose. Examples might be an endowment for a specific program, camp scholarships, technology, etc.

A gift that requires the institution to use the return on investment for a specified purpose. Examples might be an endowment for a specific program, camp scholarships, technology, etc.

A gift that requires the institution to use the return on investment for a specified purpose. Examples might be an endowment for a specific program, camp scholarships, technology, etc.

A quasi-endowment (aka board designated endowment) is established when an institution designates assets to be invested as an endowment, but the fund is not permanent and is at the discretion of the board of directors. Unrestricted bequests are examples of the types of gifts that go towards the quasi-endowment.

Donors wishing to name a fund can establish a named endowment fund with a minimum gift or pledge of $25,000 or more. A donor can set this fund up while living and fund the endowment through a testamentary gift.

Want to know more about giving?

Just give us a call friend, we are happy to help you.