How to Give Now

The foundation is dedicated to supporting projects that improve the quality of life in our surrounding foundation communities. To fulfill this mission, we need your continued support. We welcome and appreciate all donations.

Any financial gift makes you an Our Town USA Communiyt Foundation member. Gifts can be made on-line by credit card or debit card through the Southern MN Initiative Foundation’s website. To make a gift by check, contact any board member or mail your gift directly to:

Our Town USA Community Foundation
10 5th Ave NW
Wells, MN 56097

Gifts to Our Town USA Community Foundation are tax exempt per Internal Revenue Rule 501(c)3 under the umbrella of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.


Other Contributions

Current gifts are primarily received in the form of checks (cash). Gifts of real estate, securities, and personal property can be made with advanced coordination with the foundation. 

Deferred gifts can include bequests, life insurance, trusts with charitable provisions.

Special gifts may be a memorial, a gift to honor a living person, or a commemorative gift.

You have flexibility with your gift.

  • Restricted –to the area of community life and interest that you specify. Examples would be education, or the arts, or environment.
  • Designated –your qualifying gift can be directed for a specific purpose.
  • Unrestricted –gives the board of directors flexibility in meeting community challenges and needs.

Your gifts are tax deductible. Tax law is complex and offers many opportunities. Be sure to explore your options fully.

Remember, not all gifts come in cash. Your participation, promotion and volunteering for the help of this community foundation is very important.

You receive accountability when you give. The foundation uses utmost care and public responsibility in managing the trust and the organization while honoring confidentiality and anonymity when requested.