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Ways to Give

The Moline Foundation offers a wide range of giving options. See if there is one that fits your giving goal.

Click Here for the Statement of Intent

Click Here for the Beneficiary Form

Click Here for Giving Instructions

Annual Giving

At each end of the year at The Moline Foundation giving drive is presented to every donor through the mail. The enclosed letter shares the past year and the remarkable opportunities your donations have provided for the surrounding communities. Please get in touch with us if you would like to be on the mailing list. A return envelope is included to make it easy to respond.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your continued support.

Beneficiary Designation

The easiest of al planned gifts, you can name a charity as a beneficiary and the asset is transferred to the charity at the end of your lifetime.  This gift does not require hiring an attorney - designations ar easily made and can be changed at any time. You can designate all or a portion of the account as well. A beneficiary designation can be made from retirement accounts, IRAs, insurance policies a bank accounts, and even investment accounts.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity involves a contract between you and your favorite charity (or you and a third-party administrator such as The Moline Foundation acting on behalf of your favorite charity) in which you transfer cash or property to the charity or The Moline Foundation in exchange for a partial tax deduction and a lifetime stream of annual income for you or a loved one.

Charitable Remainder trust

A charitable remainder trust pays income to you or a loved one for life or a term of years, after which the remainder in the trust is distributed to The Moline Foundation. A CRT is a tax-exempt trust that can sell the property without paying tax and can invest the proceeds to pay you or a loved on annual income.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States because they are one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give.


A donor-advised fund is like a charitable investment account to support charitable organizations that are important to you. When you contribute cash, securities, or other assets to a donor-advised fund, you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth to help support nonprofit organizations through

The Moline Foundation.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

You can contribute to our collective future while effectively lowering your tax liability. A popular, tax-smart option for giving is a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). To be eligible, you must be 70 ½ years of age or older at the time of distribution; total charitable gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per taxpayer each year, and gifts must be outright and transferred directly from your IRA account to

The Moline Foundation.

Life Insurance

Life insurance can make a great gift by adding a charity as a beneficiary or by gifting or transferring ownership of a policy to a charity, thereby achieving a charitable deduction during your lifetime. Life insurance may transfer income and state tax-free to your heirs when under state and federal exemption levels. Life insurance can also be used to replace the value of a gifted retirement account with a charity, eliminating the income tax liability to your heirs.

Named Endowment

You can establish a permanent named fund to support the causes in the Quad Cities and the surrounding region that are the most important to you. You can even create a fund that promotes specific parts of what we do—help with different needs in the area, including helping the homeless, feeding the hungry, educating our future leaders, and funding arts and culture programs, for example — forever. Start a conversation with us today about a named endowment fund. 

Legacy Giving

A scholarship is financial support awarded to a student based on academic achievement or other criteria that may include the economic need for schooling. There are two types of scholarships – merit-based and need-based. The Moline Foundation considers both needs.

Retirement Accounts

At death, retirement accounts transfer income tax-free to The Moline Foundation, whereas when gifting to heirs, the heirs will pay income tax at their current rate. Many people choose to fit heirs through other non-taxable assets and allocate their charitable estate gifts to transfer to The Moline Foundation straight from their retirement accounts.


A scholarship is a financial support awarded to a student based on academic achievement or other criteria that may include the financial need for schooling. There are two types of scholarships – merit-based and need-based. The Moline Foundation considers both needs.

Will or Trust Bequest

This gift is made through your will or trust and can name an asset, a dollar amount, or a percentage of the assets/estate. You will designate this type of gift through your attorney. A will or trust bequest can be changed later if you wish. Your will or trust may not control some assets with beneficiary destinations, so consider this when looking at the big picture.

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Let's Work Together find a way to give that meets your goal.

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