Giving to Missouri 4-H

Cash gifts

Support the Missouri 4-H program now with a tax-deductible gift on a credit card.

Donate now

  • Phone: Call us toll free (Missouri) at 800-642-8041

  • Mail: Send your check (made payable to the Missouri 4-H Foundation) to:

    Missouri 4-H Foundation
    109 Whitten Hall
    Columbia, MO 65211

  • University of Missouri payroll deduction: University of Missouri employees can give to Missouri 4-H through automatic payroll deductions. Simply download and complete the Payroll Deduction Request Form (PDF).

  • Missouri State Employees Charitable Campaign (MSECC): Missouri state employees can give to Missouri 4-H through automatic payroll deductions. Our MSECC number 8019. Contact your state department giving coordinator for further deatils.

Non-cash gifts

  • Appreciated stock and other appreciated securities: When you make a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have grown in value), your income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the securities and you may avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated value.

    Gifts of "capital gain property" assets such as stocks that have increased in value and that you have owned for at least one year and a day are deductible at full current value subject to a limit of 30 percent of adjusted gross income.

    If your charitable deduction exceeds this limit in any given year, it may be carried forward to the following year. The deduction for a very large gift may be carried forward and deducted in as many as five additional years.

    Consult your financial advisor before making a decision that impacts your taxes.

  • Gifts of real estate: Real estate can be contributed as a current outright gift or an estate gift. All gifts of real estate, such as a residence, farm undeveloped land, vacation home, or commercial property should be discussed with the Missouri 4-H Foundation staff.

    If your goal is to make a gift of an asset no longer needed while generating an income tax deduction, a gift of real estate may be a good option for you.

    Benefits of making a gift of real estate:

    • Immediate income tax deduction
    • Reduction or elimination of capital gains tax
    • For more information about making a non-cash gift to the Missouri 4-H Foundation, contact our office or call 573-882-2680.