Foundation News: August 2022

Last chance to apply for a HELP loan

Deadline - September 1st

Iowa's Higher Education Loan Partners (HELP) program has been so successful that foundations across America are emulating IUMF by offering low-interest-rate refinancing options for pastors with seminary debt. Don't miss this opportunity to consolidate your debt and reduce your payments! We offer personal servicing and work exclusively with pastors. Learn more.

Carma Mohler grants open for application

Deadline - October 1st

Carma Mohler established a fund with IUMF in the hope of eliminating hunger throughout Iowa. We are proud to carry out her wishes by offering grants to organizations fighting food insecurity in their communities. If you are part of a group like this, please download an application. Past winners include food banks, community gardens, meal delivery services and summer lunch programs.

Did you know? You can donate stocks to your church!

The Foundation offers commission-free sales of your shares! By donating stocks or other securities through the Foundation, you not only avoid paying capital gains taxes, but also save your church the hassle of setting up a transfer account with your brokerage. Learn more and download the form on our website.

Other good news:

We have openings in Our Gift to You program

YOU (yes, you) can speak with an expert estate planner - and it's on us! Creating or reviewing your will and estate plan is important and the Foundation wants to help. You may choose to speak with our expert once or as many times as you'd like to get your questions answered. There is no pressure to leave a gift to anyone. Contact us today to set up a meeting or learn more on our website. 

More resources: Stelter: Four Donor Types and How to Motivate Them

Horizons: Seven Best Practices in Growing Giving (recorded webinar)

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