Endowed Gifts

Your gifts can last forever

Start Paying It Forward

A gift toward our Hope Iowa Endowment today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at Hope Ministries. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

Fund Your Donation With:

  • Cash
  • Appreciated Securities
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Real Estate

An example of how it works

Let’s say longtime supporters Mary and Peter are looking for a way to extend their support for Hope Ministries. They decide our endowment is a good option for continuing their legacy of giving beyond their lifetime.

Mary and Peter make a $25,000 donation to Hope Ministries, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission. Plus, they qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

"There are several reasons I give through the endowment. For one thing, getting an Iowa tax credit for 25% of the value of my gift increases my tax savings dramatically! But it's also gratifying to create a gift that lasts forever. I like knowing that a continuing cash flow from an endowment makes the amount of money available to Hope Ministries year by year more stable."

~Hope Ministries donor from Pella, Iowa

"I was a 96-pound methamphetamine addict. I was completely broken, completely shattered, completely without hope...Today I’m married to a wonderful woman. I have a college degree. I went from homeless to homeowner. And now I work here at Hope Ministries!" ~Nick

"I was a 96-pound methamphetamine addict. I was completely broken, completely shattered, completely without hope...Today I’m married to a wonderful woman. I have a college degree. I went from homeless to homeowner. And now I work here at Hope Ministries!" ~Nick

"Giving to the endowment is investing in the future. The endowment gives Hope Ministries a guaranteed income for years to come. It's like a trust fund for an organization. It gives the organization some stability for longevity. Also, it is a bigger tax deduction through the Iowa tax endowment tax credits, which I try and utilize."

~Hope Ministries donor from Perry, Iowa

"I was a 96-pound methamphetamine addict. I was completely broken, completely shattered, completely without hope...Today I’m married to a wonderful woman. I have a college degree. I went from homeless to homeowner. And now I work here at Hope Ministries!" ~Nick

"I was a 96-pound methamphetamine addict. I was completely broken, completely shattered, completely without hope...Today I’m married to a wonderful woman. I have a college degree. I went from homeless to homeowner. And now I work here at Hope Ministries!" ~Nick

Not Sure How to Begin Planning?

Next Steps

  1. Contact Fred Hollister at (515) 265-7272 ex. 1003 or email him to discuss endowed gifts. Or fill out the contact form below.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
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Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.