Donations

Desired Life Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Ministry.

1) Online Giving (Credit/Debit Cards/Paypal):
Network for Good Non Profit Donation Service:

Click here give through the Network for Good (They Will Forward It To DLM).

2) Checks and Money Orders (By Mail):

Checks and Money Orders

To mail support with a personal check or money order, please mail it to us at the below address. Please make your check payable to Desired Life Ministries and do not include the name of any staff member on the check for tax purposes.

3) Gifts of Securities: 

Gift of Securities

Gifts of securities often confer significant tax benefits on a donor. For example, contributions of appreciated securities held for over a year are generally deductible at market value, regardless of what the donor paid for them; moreover, the capital gains tax is avoided through such a gift.

To Make a Gift of Securities

To notify the DLM of a gift of securities, please send a letter with a confirmation of your securities sent, to the address listed below with complete donor information (name, address, phone number), the name and type of securities gifted (public, private, restricted, mutual fund, etc.), the number of shares, and the date you made or intend to make the gift.

TYPES OF TRANSFERS

1) DTC Transfer of Stock

To transfer securities to Desired Life Ministries via the Depository Trust Company (DTC), please use the following instructions:

DTC # 0188
Desired Life Ministries
TD Ameritrade Account No. XXXXXXX (Contact Us For Account #)
Donor Name & Address:_______________________

It is very important to us that we appropriately acknowledge the generosity of our benefactors in a timely and accurate manner. It can be difficult to identify the donor after a gift of securities is processed, particularly in the case of an electronic transfer. Therefore, please ask your broker to include your name and address in the DTC transfer instructions, and also please notify us of your gift by mailing a letter (see contact information below).

2) Mutual Fund Transfer
Mutual fund units cannot be electronically transferred via DTC.

The method used to transfer mutual funds to Desired Life Ministries varies, depending on how the fund units are held:

Mutual funds held in a TD Ameritrade account can be transferred directly to Desired Life Ministries TD Ameritrade account by journal entry.

If your mutual fund is held with a brokerage firm other than TD Ameritrade, please direct your broker to write us a letter to arrange the transfer.

3) Physical Delivery

Stocks and bonds may be sent to Desired Life Ministries by certified U.S. mail with return receipt requested.

If the donor is the registered owner of the certificate, a Stock and Bond Power signed by the owner, exactly as the name appears on the certificate, with a Medallion signature (which you can likely obtain through a bank or broker) must be provided. To ensure your security, please mail the certificate and Stock and Bond Power separately.

If the stock or bond has already been registered to Desired Life Ministries, no Stock and Bond Power is necessary. However, in order for Desired Life Ministries to properly credit the gift, a letter identifying the donor is essential.

In instances where a stock or bond is to be registered to Desired Life Ministries before it is mailed to us, you will be required to supply the transfer agent with the below mailing address.

GIFT VALUATION DATE

1) Physical Securities
The gift valuation date for physical securities is determined by the postmark on the envelope used to mail the securities. For hand delivery of securities, the gift valuation date is the date the securities are turned over to one of DLM’s representatives.

2) Electronic Transfers
The gift valuation date for securities sent to us via DTC is the date the securities are deposited into our TD Ameritrade account.

3) Mutual Fund Transfer
The gift valuation date for mutual fund units is the date they are deposited into our TD Ameritrade account.

VALUATION METHOD
The value of a stock gift is calculated by averaging the high and low quoted selling prices for the stock as of the gift valuation date. The value of a bond gift is calculated by averaging the bid and ask prices for the bond as of the gift valuation date. The value of a mutual fund gift is calculated using the Net Asset Value (NAV) for the fund as of the gift valuation date.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GIFT
As soon as a securities gift is received and matched to a donor, Desired Life Ministries will send an acknowledgment letter stating the nature of the gift, the gift valuation date, and the gift valuation amount.

Please note: Desired Life Ministries is a non-profit corporation and does not provide tax, legal, or financial advice. Any document or information shared by our staff is intended to be educational. We strongly encourage donors to seek counsel from their own legal and financial advisors. Please be aware that any information or documents shared by our staff cannot be used to avoid tax-related penalties.

The address to mail us at is:

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