Giving to VNU

Thank you for considering a gift to help support our mission. We know that if you make a contribution, it will be because you believe in what we do, and because you want to help make a difference in the lives of others. There are many different ways that you can support VNU including those listed here.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can give to the Village through your estate or to learn more about planning your estate, please visit our Planned Giving website


Cash Gifts
A cash gift is a simple and easy way for you to make your gift. Cash gifts may be made here via PayPal. Checks or money orders are also simple ways to make cash gifts. Cash gifts make an immediate impact on our mission and provide a charitable income tax deduction opportunity for you.

Stocks & Bonds
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to VNU.

Bequest In Your Will
Bequests are one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying that a gift be made to Village Northwest Unlimited as part of your estate plan.

Retirement Assets
Donating all or part of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to VNU. Gifts from retirement assets often are made by naming VNU as remainder beneficiary after your death.

Life Insurance Gift
If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy to VNU. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.

Charitable Gift Annuity
A Charitable Gift Annuity is a gift made to VNU that results in a contract between you and VNU, in which VNU agrees to pay you fixed payments, part of which is tax free for your lifetime and you receive a charitable deduction for part of your initial gift. 

Real Estate Gift
A donation of real property, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can provide a gift opportunity where you may find benefits such as avoiding paying capital gains tax on the sale and/or receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the gift value.

Living Trust
A trust you establish to take effect during your lifetime.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust pays a fixed amount each year based on the value of the property at the time the trust is funded. The trust pays a set income to you or those you name before VNU receives the remainder.

Charitable Lead Trust
As the donor, you fund a trust that pays income to VNU for a period of years before you or your heirs receive the remainder.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
VNU holds fundraising events throughout the year that provide sponsorship opportunities with different recognition levels for your business.

Treasure Chest donations
Donations of gently used clothing and household items to the Treasure Chest help support VNU programs and services. The Treasure Chest is a thrift store operated by VNU staff and many faithful volunteers.

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