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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to University of Minnesota Extension that also contribute to your own personal and financial goals.

Three ways to make an immediate impact

  1. Make a gift now using your credit card on the University of Minnesota Foundation's secure giving site
  2. Send a check payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation. (Designate: Extension or specific program within Extension)

    University of Minnesota Foundation
    PO Box 860266
    Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

  3. Call the University of Minnesota Foundation credit card hotline at (612) 626-8560 or (800) 775-2187 and leave your full name and phone number, the type of credit card, card number, expiration date, and amount of your gift. Mention that your gift should be designated for University of Minnesota Extension.

Annual gifts

The Extension Opportunity Fund (our annual fund) provides critical support that allows Extension to address urgent needs and take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise. The Annual Fund provides the flexibility to support innovative new programs while sustaining our day-to-day operations.

You may also make a recurring (sustaining) gift by completing a simple form (PDF).

Memorial and tribute gifts

Memorial and Tribute gifts allow you to honor and remember family, friends and colleagues in a unique way while generously supporting programming in Extension. Email to explore gift opportunities.

Corporate and foundation giving

Extension works closely with corporations and foundations to match their interests with the needs of Extension. Email to explore gift opportunities.

Matching gifts

You or your spouse may work for a corporation that matches charitable contributions. Use the matching gifts search engine to see if your company matches gifts to the University of Minnesota.

Planned gifts

The University of Minnesota Foundation has information on many of the planned, deferred and estate gift options for supporting University of Minnesota Extension.

Faculty & staff giving

Every day, University and Extension employees see firsthand how gifts are put to use. Faculty and staff giving creates opportunities for Extension teaching and learning, research, and outreach. You can also make a gift through payroll deduction.

Gifts of Grain

Gifts of grain are a unique and underutilized way to make a charitable gift. Using grain to make a gift to Extension – which may be designated for the purpose or program you choose – can be a wonderful way to invest in the future while achieving tax savings. View the Share Your Harvest With a Gift of Grain website for more information.

Discuss giving options

Thank you for considering a gift to University of Minnesota Extension. You join an extraordinary group of Extension friends. We are here to help you choose a way of giving that will meet your personal and financial goals. Please call Extension's development office at (612) 624-7971.

Extension Development Office
9 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

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