Ways to Donate
Yes, Manna Soup Kitchen Inc. 48 Elm St., Northampton MA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. EIN# is 33-1064237
Use your bank’s “Bill Pay” feature to designate Manna as the payee and schedule a one-time or recurring transfer of funds for a certain amount. Your bank actually sends us a check by mail and we then process it just like any other check we receive during the week.
Charitable contributions of stocks, bonds, and other appreciated securities may provide you a maximum tax benefit. Typically deductible at the market value on the date gifted, your contribution of securities allows you to avoid capital gains tax on any appreciation.
Life insurance is a great vehicle to use in making a planned gift. Naming Manna as a beneficiary assures that an intended amount (or percentage) of money will go to Manna. As long as the premium is paid up, the face amount will be paid. Insurance can be beneficial to donors with large estates (and trusts) who wish to protect their assets for family and charity.
Your retirement assets, accumulated over many years and invested in tax-deferred accounts, could ultimately be a large portion of your estate. You may wish to explore the benefit of designating Manna as a primary or secondary (after your spouse) beneficiary on your retirement plans.
Many public and private companies match their employees’ contributions to non-profits. Checking with your employer could double or even triple the value of your gift to us.
In addition to being the most common form of planned giving, a bequest to Manna helps to insure our future without affecting your current personal finances. Donors have many options in determining how to leave a bequest to provide for maximum estate tax charitable deductions and benefit to Manna. Bequests to Manna Can Take Several Forms: an outright monetary bequest a percentage of an estate a specific asset, such as personal or real property a trust created in a will a contingent beneficiary, i.e., Manna receives the assets if there are no surviving beneficiaries