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The information below is intended as a general overview of planned giving types that supporters like you have used before, but we encourage you to contact us if this topic on your mind. Thank you!


For donors 70 ½ years or older, required minimum distributions may be used to make gifts from an IRA. Up to $100,000 may be donated each year without incurring an income tax. You direct distributions in the amount of your choosing from your traditional or Roth IRA to The Stewardship Network. This can be a one-time or recurring gift. The distributions go directly to The Stewardship Network and are not subject to federal income tax.

Note: That if you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult with a qualified advisor before making a gift.

Wills or Trusts

Help protect nature for years to come by making a gift to The Stewardship Network in your estate plan. You can designate an amount or percentage of your estate to go to The Stewardship Network by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. Your distribution is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes and there is no limit on the deduction that your estate can claim. In addition, the gift is usually exempt from state inheritance laws.

If you wish to name The Stewardship Network in your estate plan, we should be named as:

The Stewardship Network, a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Michigan, with a principal business address of 416 Longshore Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

Tax identification number: 56-2471470.

Date of incorporation: July 21, 2004

Life Insurance Policies

When you name The Stewardship Network as a primary beneficiary or as a contingent beneficiary of your life insurance policy, you may be able to save on estate taxes.

Retirement Plans

Take care of nature and your heirs by making The Stewardship Network a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan. You will receive both an estate and income tax deduction.