Ways to Give to The Moline Foundation

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity provides you with a fixed income for the rest of your life at rates ranging from about 4% to 9%, depending on your age.

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, gifts must be outright and transferred directly from your IRA account to

The Moline Foundation.

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, for the sole purpose of supporting 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.


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Legacy Giving

Preserve your legacy with a gift to The Moline Foundation today. Your gift can help strengthen our community now and for future generations. Please contact us to let us know that you've included

The Moline Foundation

in your estate plans.

Create a Named Endowment

You can establish a permanent named fund to support the causes in the Quad Cities and surrounding region that are the most important to you. You can even create a fund that supports specific parts of what we do—help with different needs in region, 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. 

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Come and have coffee at

The Moline Foundation...

we can share some thoughts about the future....

Beneficiary Designations

It's easy to make The Moline Foundation a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account plan, or life insurance policy.


Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:

"I give _____[the sum, percentage, or description of property] to The Moline Foundation to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use."


Sample bequest language for a restricted gift to

The Moline Foundation:

"[to be added to the _____ endowment fund] or [to be used for _____]."


Contact us for instructions on making The Moline Foundation a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

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Annual Giving

Each end of year at

The Moline Foundation

a giving drive is presented to each and every donor through the mail. The letter enclosed shares the past year and the remarkable opportunities that your donations have provided for the surrounding communities. Please contact us if you would like to be on the mailing list. A return envelope is included to make it easy to respond. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your continued support.

"If you are a charity donor: It is gratifying to know that 100% of every pledge collected goes directly to your specified charity. The John Deere Foundation covers all administrative costs to make that possible. Plus, the tournament takes its profits each year and delivers a second check from between 5% and 10% of that charity’s final total to make the deal even sweeter. There is no more impactful way for you to help your favorite organization(s)." 

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