Give from your Individual Retirement Account
If you are 70½ or older, you can donate to Mississippi Valley Conservancy directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) without it being considered a taxable withdrawal. And if you are over 72, the gift can count toward your required minimum distribution. Here’s what you need to do to get started:
Option 1: Donate online
Some IRA providers will let you donate through an online form on their website. You’ll need this information to complete your donation:
· Our legal name: Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Inc.
· Our mailing address: 1309 Norplex Drive, Suite 9, La Crosse, WI 54601
· Our federal tax ID number: 39-1871201
The key thing to remember is that IRA donations need to come to MVC directly from your IRA provider, otherwise they will be counted as taxable distributions to you.
Option 2: Donate by mail
See if your IRA provider offers a mail-in form. If you have any questions about this, or need help, please reach out to us!