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Ways to Support Alive & Kickin

Alive & Kickin relies on donations from our supporters to ensure that our work of giving voice to seniors, breaking down barriers of isolation, and sharing amazing music and stories with the world, can continue all year long and well into the future.

Older adults are often among the most marginalized and forgotten members of our community and lack access to many of the resources that most of us take for granted, including arts opportunities. Serving seniors and making arts experiences accessible to all in our community are the core of our mission. And your donation makes it all possible!

There are many ways to make your gift to Alive & Kickin count! From One-time Gifts to Estate Gifts, whatever way you can support A&K, we are so grateful!

Click on the headings below for more information!

One-Time Donation

One-Time Donation

If you’re moved to give today, thank you! We appreciate your support and generosity!

If you prefer, you may mail a check to:
1015 4th Ave N, Suite 205
Minneapolis, MN 55405

See below for Recurring Gifts, Donor Advised Fund Giving, Gifts of Stock, QMD, & Planned Giving

A&K Champions—Recurring Monthly Donations

A&K Champions—Recurring Monthly Donations

A&K Champions—Recurring Monthly Donations

A&K Champions is our name for those who make recurring gifts to Alive & Kickin! Your support keeps us rockin all year long!

AND if you make a new or increased recurring donation now, an additional $100 will be released from our Cast Challenge Fund!


Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account that provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to grant funds to charities of your choice. A donor advised fund is a great way to manage your giving to Alive & Kickin and other charities in a simple and efficient way.

You can give through a Donor Advised Fund in Two Ways:

1. Recommend a grant online:

Simply click the link below to find your fund and the system will prompt you through the process.

You can also contact your fund manager directly to request a grant to Alive & Kickin.
Please use the following information: Alive & Kickin (Tax ID 27-3372211), 1015 N. 4th Ave, Suite 205, Minneapolis, MN. 55405

2. Direct the final distribution of contributions remaining in your DAF to A&K:

When you create your donor advised fund – or update your existing succession plan – you can indicate whether assets remaining in the account will be distributed to charities of your choice or whether you would like to appoint successor advisors to continue to make grants from the account. If you do not name beneficiaries or create another succession plan for your DAF, these funds may be distributed to your financial services firms’ general giving account and may not be used to support the people and causes you choose to designate.

We hope you will consider naming Alive & Kickin as beneficiary of your account. Or you can name us to receive a portion of the account value, leaving the remainder for your children or grandchildren to continue your legacy of philanthropy.

Gifts of Stock or Securities

Gifts of Stock or Securities

Giving the gift of stock or securities that have increased in value as you’ve owned them directly to Alive & Kickin is simple, and benefits both you and us!

Donating appreciated stock to a nonprofit organization can offer several benefits:

  1. Tax deductions: By donating appreciated stock, you may be eligible for a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock at the time of the donation, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. This can potentially provide a larger tax benefit than if you were to sell the stock and donate the cash.
  2. Avoiding capital gains tax: If you were to sell the appreciated stock, you would be required to pay capital gains tax on the increase in value. However, if you donate the stock directly to a nonprofit organization, you can avoid paying capital gains tax.

Donating appreciated stock to a nonprofit organization can be a smart way to give to A&K while also receiving potential tax benefits. However, it’s always a good idea to consult with a financial advisor or tax professional to ensure that this strategy aligns with your overall financial goals.

If you’d like more information, or instructions for donating stock, please complete the form below, and our advisor will be in touch shortly!



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    Qualified Charitable Distributions

    Qualified Charitable Distributions

    A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a direct transfer of funds from your individual retirement account (IRA) to a qualified charity. Charitable gifts made through a QCD can offer several benefits:

    1. Tax benefits: The amount of the QCD can be excluded from your taxable income, reducing your adjusted gross income (AGI). This can potentially lower your tax liability, help you qualify for other tax breaks, and reduce the amount of your Social Security benefits that are subject to taxation.
    2. Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) fulfillment: If the IRS requires you to take a minimum distribution from your IRA, charitable gifts made through a QCD can be used to fulfill this requirement, up to a maximum of $100,000 per year. This can help you avoid penalties for not taking the RMD and provide a tax-efficient way to make charitable contributions.

    To make a QCD, you need to have a traditional IRA and meet the IRS age requirement. You can then make a direct transfer from your IRA to a qualified charity, and the charity will receive the funds tax-free. It’s important to note that the QCD must be made from your IRA custodian directly to the charity, and not to you first.

    Making charitable gifts through a Qualified Charitable Distribution can be a smart way to support A&K, fulfill your RMD requirement, and potentially receive tax benefits. However, it’s always a good idea to consult with a financial advisor or tax professional to ensure that this strategy aligns with your overall financial goals.

    Planned/Estate Giving

    Planned/Estate Giving

    Planned giving, also known as estate giving, is as simple as making a charitable contribution to Alive & Kickin through your estate plan. There are several benefits of estate giving, including:

    1. Support for a cause you care about: Estate giving allows you to support Alive & Kickin beyond your lifetime, leaving a lasting impact.
    2. Tax benefits: Estate giving can provide significant tax benefits, including reducing your estate tax liability and potentially providing income tax deductions. Additionally, donating appreciated assets such as stocks or real estate can help you avoid capital gains tax.
    3. Flexibility: Estate giving provides flexibility in how you structure your charitable giving, including the option to make a one-time gift or establish a recurring donation through a trust or endowment.
    4. Legacy: Estate giving allows you to leave a legacy and inspire others to give back to their communities.

    It’s important to work with a qualified estate planning attorney or financial advisor to ensure that your estate giving aligns with your overall financial goals and wishes. They can help you navigate the legal and tax complexities of estate giving and ensure that your charitable giving is structured in the most effective way possible.

    Alive & Kickin is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. A&K provides an annual tax receipt for all gifts in January of each year.
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