EveryStep Foundation

Your support changes lives. Thank you for caring about our mission. 

When Iowans face life’s most difficult moments, EveryStep offers support and empowerment at the right place and the right time. Contributions to EveryStep Foundation ensure that vulnerable Iowans may receive that same support and empowerment, that we may care for an entire family not just our patients, and that we may expand our reach to include new people and new innovations.

Life is fragile, and things don't always go as planned, but your kind gifts ensure we help our fellow Iowan's live their best lives.

DIY Fundraiser

You can broaden your impact on our mission with a personal touch. We make it easy for you to create your own personal fundraising campaign to benefit EveryStep! Using our easy online tools, you can invite your friends and family to:

  • Honor a loved one with a gift to EveryStep.
  • Use an upcoming celebration or event as an opportunity to donate to EveryStep.
  • Create a customized fundraiser to benefit EveryStep.
  • Support EveryStep Grief & Loss Services' Amanda the Panda program.

Anyone can successfully raise money for EveryStep! Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind:

  • Set a realistic goal.
  • Reach out to friends and family using a variety of channels, such as text message, phone calls, social media, and emails.
  • Share why you care! A personal story can inspire people to support you.

Create your own fundraiser.

Become a Monthly Donor

We invite you to become one of our exceptional monthly donors. As a non-profit, consistency is key. By becoming a monthly donor, you help build EveryStep’s strength and stability in serving our communities.

Become a monthly donor.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to honor and remember your loved ones. Whether honoring a family member, friend, or colleague or commemorating a special event, like a wedding or graduation, we want to help you pay tribute to someone or something special while supporting vital services. Contact giving@everystep.org to learn more.

Corporate Partnerships

Partnering with EveryStep is an excellent way to promote your corporate social responsibility goals while making a lasting impact. We offer a variety of outlets for giving, and you and your employees can participate in an assortment of activities to strengthen our communities. Check out our events calendar to review our organization's fundraising events, and contact us to learn how you can become a sponsor.

Learn about event sponsorship opportunities.

Planned Giving: You Decide Your Legacy 

We invite you to consider becoming part of our Caring Legacy where your gifts will continue brightening the lives of those we serve for decades to come. Your dollars help us ensure that every child, adult, and family in our care will receive top-quality services during times of great vulnerability. You can designate your donation to go to any of the programs you know and love ranging from our maternal/child health care programs, our unbeatable hospice care, or our grief and loss services that are invaluable following the death of a loved one.

You hold great power—you can brighten and better lives. Please consider leaving a gift to us in your estate so that you are able to continue to comfort those we serve for decades. Please consider a few of the giving options below. The impact you can make will be treasured by those we serve. Contact giving@everystep.org to learn more.

Gifts by Will or Living Trust

A gift to our Foundation in your will or revocable trust enables you to continue your giving and impact the lives of the clients, patients, and families we serve for generations to come. This type of gift is easy to arrange, will not alter your current lifestyle in any way, and can be easily modified to addresses changing needs. With a bequest, you may save on income taxes, capital gains taxes, and estate taxes. Suggested language follows: 

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ to EveryStep Foundation, or its future entity, a nonprofit organization located at 3000 Easton Boulevard, Des Moines, IA, 50317, Federal Tax ID #42-1239748, for EveryStep/Amanda the Panda’s general use and purpose.

Retirement Assets

You can help preserve your retirement funds by leaving assets, such as a 401(k) or an IRA, to EveryStep Foundation. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can rollover up to $100,000 per year from your IRA as a charitable gift. Through these gifts, you avoid the tax on income if directed to charity.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of securities such as stocks and mutual funds you have owned for at least one year entitle you to an income tax charitable deduction equal to the full market value. Along with your deduction, you also avoid capital gains tax on the securities you contribute.

Life Insurance

Life insurance can be turned into a gift by naming the EveryStep Foundation as the beneficiary of your policy. A gift of life insurance may provide valuable income and estate tax savings.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

By creating a donor-advised fund, you are eligible for an immediate charitable tax deduction for the full fund amount while allowing you to distribute the funds at a later time to charities of your choosing. Gifts of cash, securities, real estate, shares of a closely-held business, or other appreciated assets opens a DAF. To open a DAF you will need to coordinate with a vehicle such as your local community foundation. You advise how you would like the money to be donated.

*Contact your financial advisor with inquiries about your specific financial situation.

Other Ways to Give

Looking for other ways to show your support? Contact EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org with questions, suggestions, or ideas. Or, ask us about any of these opportunities to share your time or donations:

  • In-kind gifts (contact us to learn more).
  • EveryStep Giving Tree thrift store shopping and donations.
  • Volunteering opportunities in with our hospice, thrift store, grief and loss services, Senior Companion programs, and much more.
  • Cheer Box drives to support EveryStep Grief & Loss Services' Amanda the Panda program.
  • New baby item donations for programs that help growing families.
  • Join our annual Art of Compassion Celebration.

Your resources are valuable to us. Please contact us if you have a special talent or business which could supply expertise, supplies, or other items which could be used by the patients and families we serve.

Contact

Reach out to EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org with questions, suggestions, or ideas. You can also sign up for our newsletter.

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