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Forward Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) designated IRS charity.  Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  To make a donation now to our organization, click the donate now button below.  Gifts can also be mailed to the Foundation at PO Box 367, Deer River MN 56636.

For more information, contact the Foundation office by phone: 218-246-4212 or email apriljesperson*AT*

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Planned Giving

There are many benefits to planned giving, including tax deductions. In many cases, it is beneficial to have a plan in place to lessen you or your family’s tax burden. Please contact us for more information, and how we can help you plan.

A gift of cash is a simple and effective way to support the Forward Health Foundation. Cash gifts in any amount are fully tax-deductible.

IRA Rollover – Individuals over 70½ who are currently taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are allowed to transfer distributions directly from their Custodian to the Foundation.

Recurring gifts make a big impact and can help ensure it works for your budget and schedule. Set up your gift one time and it can automatically deduct from your credit card according to your preferences.

Gifts of stocks or bonds make excellent gifts. Transferring appreciated stocks or bonds to the Foundation may allow you to avoid capital gains tax while enjoying an income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities. This can allow you the opportunity to make larger gifts than you ever thought possible, particularly when gifting highly appreciated securities with a very low-cost basis.

A gift through your will or living trust may qualify your estate for a federal estate tax charitable deduction. Your gift becomes part of the Foundation at the time your will is probated. Gifts can be in the form of cash, stock, property, real estate, or a gift of the residue and remainder of your estate once other bequests have been fulfilled.

Gifts of real estate owned for more than one year can be gifted and may allow you to deduct the fair market value as a charitable contribution while avoiding capital gains tax. Arrangements can be made so you and your spouse can remain in your home until your passing.

These versatile gift options meet many individual circumstances and needs. They often provide an increased income stream for you and others and have beneficial tax advantages. There are several types of charitable trust arrangements that can be used both during life and at death depending on your personal, financial and charitable goals.

Life insurance policies can be gifted in many different ways. You may designate the Foundation as a beneficiary or owner of the policy. Special tax advantages may exist when gifting insurance policies.

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Gifts to the Forward Health Foundation help support health and wellness in our communities. From groundbreaking new programs and projects to support of critical healthcare efforts, we can provide you with a variety of giving options.

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