Gifts of Grain
Your crops are your livelihood, your life. You prepare, you plant, you nurture and it grows. That's what we do with the charitable gifts entrusted to the Community Foundation and we invite you to grow the future of Greater Des Moines with us.
Why Donate Grain to the Community Foundation
Donating a gift of grain to the Community Foundation is a simple way to make a lasting difference. The value of the grain can be used to start an endowed fund in the name of your family, for a specific nonprofit organization important to you or support the overall charitable causes in Greater Des Moines. No matter what type of endowment you choose to establish or support, you can be sure that your gift of grain is growing the future of Greater Des Moines.
How You Benefit
By giving grain to the Community Foundation, you avoid including the sale of the grain in your farm income. Although a charitable income tax deduction is generally not available to you, the significant benefit to you is the avoidance of declaring it as income. You deduct the cost of growing the crops which typically results in saving self-employment tax, federal income tax and state income tax. You can benefit even if you don't itemize your deductions and take the standard deduction.