Funding uses outlined below.
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Donated securities, Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRAs, Distributions from Donor Advised Funds and estate distributions.
Memorials are a loving way to remember someone. Families who have lost a loved one frequently request that memorials be made to the Friends, particularly if the loved one appreciated the beauty and serenity of the Garden.
In Honor of: A gift to the Friends "in honor of" can simply be a means of honoring a living person or some group OR use this as an alternate type gift. We will inform them of your gift, about the Friends and the Garden, and explain how they can receive our newsletter and other information for the coming year.
The work of the Friends is funded primarily via donations, gifts and memorials made to the Friends. All such funds received go toward fulfilling our stated purposes of advancing, promoting and safeguarding the interest of the garden. Our administrative costs in recent years have averaged 3.0% of revenue and these expenses are covered by non-donation resources. Our work has these components: Educating the public, providing funding and volunteer support for the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, and transportation grants for students to visit the Garden.
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Educational: Past educational endeavors have involved funding for the Garden Guidebook, for resource material and the donation of books to the Garden Library. An ongoing undertaking is the Student Transportation Grant Program in which The Friends provide transportation funds to bring school age children to the Garden for an educational experience.
Garden projects, such as refurbishment, special or general plantings, major repair and special programs have been funded by the Friends. Use the links below to see Garden projects funded fully or partially by the Friends. Projects are developed in cooperation with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Garden Curator.
Tax deductible: As the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden has been an IRS approved 501-c(3) non-profit organization since 1953, all donations and memorials are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by Minnesota and Federal law for gifts to charitable organizations. All donors will receive written acknowledgment from The Friends of their gift if the donors address is provided. IRS Confirmation letter is linked below.
Friends’ discretion. It is not possible for the Friends to dedicate donations, gifts and memorials to specific projects or objects other that the specific funding needs outlined above. General donations are used at the discretion of the Friends Board.
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