(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

Giving Opportunities

VINE’s funding comes from a variety of sources including government and private grants, fundraisers, rental fees, income earned from services provided, VINE Adult Community Center memberships, and proceeds from the VINE Home Thrift Store. Click here to view VINE’s Audited Financial Statements.

Personal contributions are essential to the organization’s ability to continue to make a positive impact in the Minnesota River Valley. VINE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We gratefully provide donors with a receipt for tax purposes.

There are a variety of ways to help VINE grow; some of which are listed below. If you have questions, please consult with your tax advisor or call Pam Determan, VINE Executive Director or Lisa Kopischke, VINE Fiscal Manager, at (507) 387-1666.

Contribute Online

Secure online contributions may be made through Network for Good or GiveMN. All donations are tax deductible.


Learn more about Network for Good

Donate through GiveMN

Contribute by Phone

Call Lisa Kopischke at (507) 386-5572 to make a one time or monthly electronic contribution.

Contribute by Mail

Click here to download PDF contribution form

Make checks payable to:

VINE Faith in Action
421 E. Hickory Street
Mankato, MN  56001 

Other Ways to Give

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to VINE Faith in Action.

Sign up here

Commemorative Bricks

Personalized bricks are a great way to: honor a family member or friend, provide recognition of volunteer service for a group or individual, pay tribute to a loved one or give a gift in recognition of a special event or person. Bricks will be positioned in a place of prominence to be seen by all who visit the VINE Adult Community Center.

Click here for brick donation form

Life Income Plan

A life income plan allows you to make a substantial gift to VINE while providing for personal financial needs. Charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and other life income plans offer substantial tax benefits.

Life Insurance

Gifts of life insurance allow you to contribute assets no longer needed for family security. An existing policy can be donated to VINE Faith in Action or the organization can be named as beneficiary.

Matching Gifts

If you are affiliated with a company that has a matching gift program, you may be able to double or triple your gifts to VINE.

Naming Opportunities

For your consideration, VINE Faith in Action presents a variety of naming opportunities and recognition options for the Adult Community Center. Contact Pam Determan, VINE Executive Director, to discuss how you may leave a legacy through a major contribution.

Recognition Opportunities

A recognition wall on the first floor of the building will permanently acknowledge those who contribute to the building fund at the following levels:

Sower $1,000 – $4,999
Nurturer $5,000 – $7,499
VINE Keeper $7,500 – $9,999
Producer $10,000 – $14,999
Fruit Bearer $15,000 – $19,999
Harvester $20,000 – $24,999

Securities & Real Estate

Gifts of appreciating assets, such as securities or real estate, are a popular alternative to cash donations and provide tax benefits.

Thrivent Choice

If you are a member of Thrivent, your policy generates funds you can designate to VINE. These are dollars that don’t come out of your pocket so it’s almost like giving away free money. There are two ways to designate your Thrivent Choice dollars; call Thrivent at (800) 847-4836 or go online at thrivent.com.

Qualified Charitable Distribution from IRA

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 is permanent legislation that allows donors age 70 1/2 to make a tax-free transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to one or more public charities such as VINE Faith in Action. We encourage you to consult your personal, financial and legal advisors to learn more about this opportunity.

Wills and Codocils

Through charitable bequests, you can make significant gifts not possible during your lifetime and can reduce estate tax burdens. For more information about making a contribution, please contact the VINE Office.

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