Donations strengthen our programming & exhibits
Ways to give:
- Monetary donations
- Memorial donations
- In-kind donations
- Contribute to Farmamerica’s endowment fund
- Include Farmamerica in your estate planning
All donations are welcome, no matter the size of the contribution. All donations are tax-deductible. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Memorial or gifts in remembrance can be made in memory of a loved one you wish to honor. Gifts are acknowledged to the recipient for you and we list your donation in our newsletter with no mention of the gift amount.
Gifts in kind
Donations of equipment, machinery, antiques, land or goods and services are welcome to enter our committee approval process. Farmamerica reserves the right to accept only those donations that are in keeping with the mission and vision of Farmamerica. As much as we would love to accept all donations, if we already have a good example of a piece of antique farm machinery we would not be able to accept another due to storage and display limitations.
Gifts become the property of Farmamerica. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to fill out a gift transfer form. The collection committee will review your donation proposal before allowing it on site.
The Searle Family Fund for Farmamerica is a permanent endowment fund to benefit Farmamerica. This endowment preserves capital assets, provides a vehicle for donors with an interest in the future of agriculture, allows for income to Farmamerica while still experiencing growth of principal; provides access to sophisticated estate planning vehicles, and builds an income stream for Farmamerica.
Gifts to the endowment are invested and the principal amount in the endowment is never spent. Each year Farmamerica may use the interest and dividend income from the fund for projects, educational opportunities or operating, or it can be reinvested at the discretion of the Farmamerica Board of Directors.
Gifts may be in the form of cash, real estate, insurance, annuities, bequests, etc.
Estate planning is unique to each individual and you may want to consult your attorney and/or accountant to see how you can receive the maximum tax benefit for your gift or contact the Minnesota Community Foundation.