Make a Gift

The IVMF works collaboratively with donors seeking to impact transition, education, employment and entrepreneurship as it relates to veterans and their families.

The IVMF also seeks funding to deliver a variety of quality programming today, while formulating long-term strategies for tomorrow. We respond to funding RFPs and opportunities directly related to our mission. We also develop custom proposals for funding, partnerships, and in response to discussions with funders on specific areas of interest.

There are a number of ways to make a charitable contribution to the IVMF. Here are a few examples:

Monetary Gift

The simplest way to give is to donate to our mission; it provides IVMF with available funds immediately.

Make a Gift

Planned Giving

Appreciated Securities: A gift of stock or other appreciated securities provides an excellent means of making a charitable gift while avoiding capital gains tax.

Real Estate: Transfer residential, commercial or undeveloped real estate and get an income tax deduction for the fair market value, regardless of what you originally paid for it.

Charitable IRA Rollover: If you are age 70 ½ or older, you may opt to support the IVMF with a charitable transfer of up to $100,000 from your IRA. Although you do not receive a charitable gift tax deduction, you will effectively support our mission while fulfilling your required minimum distribution.

Want to learn more about making a gift through your estate or gifts that pay you income? Interested in using retirement assets or life insurance to fulfill your philanthropic goals with the IVMF?

Learn about Gift Planning

If you would like to discuss making a gift to the IVMF, please contact Daniel Bateman, Director of Development at 315-443-3927 or