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More Ways to Give

Thank you for your generous support of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge. Below are many of the ways that you can be part of the miracles happening here.

Donate By Mail

To donate by check, mail to:

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Attn: Donor Accounts Coordinator
740 E 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Stock And Securities

Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated assets are a strategic way to support MnTC while securing tax benefits to maximize your support. By donating these assets to MnTC, you can avoid capital gain taxes that would be required if you sold them.

For more information or assistance with a stock gift, please contact:
Grace Bettendorf
612-238-6462
grace.bettendorf@mntc.org

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund allows you to make charitable contributions, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend distributions from the fund over time.

For more information or assistance with a gift, please contact:
Grace Bettendorf
612-238-6462
grace.bettendorf@mntc.org

IRA Distributions

If you’re 70-1/2 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 per tax year directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to MN Adult & Teen Challenge. A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution from an IRA directly to an eligible charity, bypassing the owner of the account so he’s not taxed on it. QCDs count toward your required minimum distribution for the year. If you’d like to make a QCD gift, your financial institution should make the check out to “MN Adult & Teen Challenge” and identify you as the donor by name and address.

Planned Gifts Or Endowment Fund

You will create a lasting legacy by including MnTC in your estate planning. Your example of legacy giving not only provides a firm foundation of support, but also makes a significant statement of your dedication and values. Please visit our Planned Gifts page for more information on donating gifts of stocks, bonds, 401(k) and other appreciated assets.

Foundation And Grant Giving

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge (MnTC) is fortunate to work in partnership with a substantial and growing number of community, corporate, private and family foundations. Foundations provide MnTC with funding for general operating support, program development or project support. To donate a foundation gift, click here.

For more information on giving through community, corporate, or family foundations, contact our Director of Foundation and Grants, William Kaul, at 612-238-6422 or e-mail at william.kaul@mntc.org.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies will also match gifts made by retirees and/or employee spouses. Your employer may even provide a financial match to your volunteer hours. Please check this page to see if you can multiply your donation’s impact.

Amazon Smile

Did you know a portion of all Amazon.com purchases can be designated to a non-profit of your choice? It takes just a few steps, and is at no additional cost to you!

On your mobile device:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

If you are a Thrivent Financial member, you can donate to MnTC through Thrivent Choice Dollars. All you have to do is choose one of our five Minnesota locations. Search “Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge” from the Thrivent’s search page.

Donate Via Gifts In Kind

We accept goods and services for our clients as well as for our event silent auctions. These items help us save money while providing you with a valuable tax deduction.

We are always in need of new/lightly used clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and men. Many of our clients have little/nothing when they come to us; our blessings closets offer them a place to “shop” (no charge, of course) for clothing, and, in doing so also helps restore a sense of hope, self-worth, and dignity.

Tribute Gifts

Donating to pay tribute to loved ones or special occasions is a popular and admirable way to give. Here are ways you can donate with a tribute gift:

  • Memorial Gifts: in memory of the deceased.
  • Honorary Gifts: in honor of a special PERSON, such as a pastor, teacher, spouse.

Event Sponsorships

Sponsor an event through cash, gifts in kind or silent auction donations. Please visit our events page for more information supporting one of our many events throughout the year.

Donate with Confidence

For over 20 years, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge has partnered with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and has adhered to all Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, which focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources. Click here for more information: http://www.ecfa.org/

The Charities Review Council has declared that Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge has met all 25 Accountability Standards® of financial accountability and transparency: https://smartgivers.org/

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge received the highest 4-star non-profit rating from Charity Navigator for financial health and accountability & transparency: https://www.charitynavigator.org/

We also received the Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar: http://www.guidestar.org

View our financial data and account information:

2019 Form 990 Income Tax (potentially update with 2020 990 form is available)

“Donor Privacy Policy – Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge (MNTC) maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. In furtherance of our commitment to honor donor rights, we have developed this Donor Privacy Policy to guide our staff and volunteers on how they may and may not use donor personal information.

What information we collect
MNTC uses personal information collected from donors for the purposes of processing donations and communicating with donors about MNTC as well as conducting the fundraising and other operations of MNTC. This information may include name, amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments, e-mail address, and any other personal information provided to us by the donor (Contact Data Base). For donations by check, the Contact Data Base also includes the data visible on the check.
Payment processors allow donors to give electronically using a payment services account, a credit card, or other payment method.

As part of providing an online experience expected by our donors, we may store data that is collected as part of standard web operations. We may use this data for purposes described in this policy, including analytical needs and improved functionality of our website.

How we use that information
Donor Data may be used for these kinds of purposes:
• Distributing receipts and thanking donors for donations
• Informing donors about upcoming fundraising and other events at MNTC
• Internal analysis, such as research and analytics
• Record keeping
• Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law
• Surveys, metrics, and other internal analytical purposes
• Other purposes related to the fundraising operations
We do not publish, sell, trade, or rent donor data. We may use available information to supplement the Contact Data Base to improve the information we use to drive our fundraising efforts. We may allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless otherwise requested as part of the online donation process. We use data gathered for payment processors and other service providers only for the purposes described in this policy.

Financial information
It is our internal policy to limit access to financial information to professional staff and volunteers who need to process that information for the purposes described above. Personal financial information is not sold to or traded with other parties.

We use partners to provide online payment processing services. The privacy policies of these organizations are presented to donors as part of the donation process. If donors pay by credit card, we do not store credit card information, bank account numbers, or other financial account data sent directly to those processing services.