Your gifts are an investment
Gifts of any size are welcome in support of improved care, services, food sources, housing, social and educational opportunities, and more for seniors living right here in Madison and surrounding communities. AgeBetter, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) public charity as defined by the IRS, and our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 39-1969761.
Dedicated to ensuring that all older adults have access to our programs and services regardless of the ability to pay, we rely on the support of donors to make that happen! Donor gifts also help us try out new ideas, new partnerships, and new approaches that meet the needs and preferences of older adults as they evolve with our changing world.
Gifts may be left unrestricted (a general donation to be used where the need is greatest), or they may be designated to support a specific program of AgeBetter. Please consider the giving opportunities below and indicate which area is the best fit for your contribution.
With support from our community, we can all AgeBetter together!
Support Our Initiatives
Gifts that can be used where the need is greatest.
Sharing Active Independent Lives
Support for general operations and/or the endowment fund for a strong future.
Advancement of affordable senior housing, programs and/or services.
Gifts to develop and operate healthful community gardens.
Training and education for employees providing services and care for older adults.
Ways of Giving
Credit card and debit card gifts are gratefully accepted for one-time donations as well as for a choice of scheduled recurring gift payments. Use this form to give now.
Gifts by Mail or Phone
Personal checks may be made out to AgeBetter, Inc., with your program designation (if any) on the memo line, and mailed to AgeBetter, Inc., 6209 Mineral Point Road Suite 210, Madison, WI 53705. Gifts are also accepted by phone using a credit or debit card—just call AgeBetter during business hours at 608-230-4445.
Employer matching gift programs can increase the impact of your gift – sometimes doubling or tripling your donation. If you’re not sure if your company has a matching gift program, contact your human resources officer or check the company website to learn what your options are.
Do you shop on Amazon? If so, you can donate using AmazonSmile! Click here to access smile.amazon.com and choose AgeBetter as your nonprofit choice. Any purchase you make, 0.5% of your total will be donated to AgeBetter.
Planned Gifts From Your Estate
You can leave a lasting legacy for others by making AgeBetter, Inc. part of your estate plans. Following are a number of ways to make a legacy gift.
Will: Bequests can be a fixed amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remaining value of your estate after loved ones are cared for.
Stocks and Real Estate: Bequests can also be made through designation of stock holdings or gifts of owned real estate.
Life Insurance: This option allows you to make a gift to AgeBetter through life insurance policies. You may decide to make AgeBetter your primary beneficiary or gift the policy for the cash surrender value during your lifetime.
Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT): The purpose of a trust is to set aside money to provide an income for yourself or for another person. These trusts offer the additional advantage of establishing a tax-deductible gift to qualified nonprofit organizations.
Living Trust: A living trust is a flexible legal document through which you control the administration of your assets.
Charitable Gift Annuity: Strengthen your own financial future while supporting AgeBetter by purchasing a gift annuity. An annuity is an investment that pays a constant rate of return. A portion of the interest income may be tax free and a portion of the principal gift can be deducted the year of establishing the annuity.
Retirement Accounts: Retirement accounts can benefit AgeBetter today or after your lifetime. Naming AgeBetter as a beneficiary of your retirement assets can be done by completing a form that is entirely separate from your will, making this both an easy way to give and flexible for adjusting beneficiary designations anytime you want.
If you prefer to put your gift to work now and you are 72 years old or older, you can make a gift from your IRA directly to a qualified charity without having to pay income taxes on the money. Your IRA rollover gift can also satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution for the year.
Each individual situation is different and we recommend that you always consult with your financial, tax, or family advisor and estate planning professional to explore ways of strengthening retirement income and achieving your charitable gift planning goals.