(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 grants, fundraisers, rental fees, service income, VINE Adult Community Center memberships, and proceeds from the VINE Home Thrift Store. Click here to view VINE’s Annual Report>

Your contribution is essential to the organization’s ability to continue to make a positive impact in our community. VINE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible. We will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.

We’d like to thank those who gave memorials.  Click here for information on our Remembered Forever Fund>

There are a variety of ways you can help VINE grow; some of which are listed below. If you have questions, please call Melinda, VINE Executive Director or Lisa K, VINE Fiscal Manager, at (507) 387-1666.

You can view VINE’s audited financial statements here: 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020

View VINE’s 990 forms here: 2018, 2019 & 2020.

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

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 

Ways to Give


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

Give to the Max Day

Show your support for VINE during Minnesota’s Biggest Day of Giving, November 18!

Each donation enters VINE into the prize pool, so your $10 donation could get VINE $10,000! There are 144 chances to win during Give to the Max Day and Early Giving, beginning November 1.
All proceeds from Give to the Max Day will go towards improving our socially engaging activities to combat senior isolation.
Every bit helps. Please give if you can. Thank you!

Donate here

Giving Tuesday

Show your support for VINE on Tuesday, December 7, National Giving Day!

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. To encourage donors’ generosity, Facebook will match $7 million in qualifying donations made on Facebook during GivingTuesday.
COVID has changed the way VINE operates, but it hasn’t broken us. We are resilient and we have adapted. VINE is facing challenging times ahead, yet our staff and volunteers continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the older adults in our community. More than ever, we need your support.
Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.
Please consider donating to VINE so we can continue helping the older adults in our community live independently and age gracefully.

Donate on Facebook

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 Melinda, 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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