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 Iowans live their best lives. 

Below you can peruse resources to learn more about EveryStep and find ways to support our efforts, from monthly giving to event sponsorship. If you have any questions, please contact us through email at giving@everystep.org.

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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.

Memorial / 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, we want to help you pay tribute to someone or something special while supporting vital services. Click HERE to donate now.

Corporate Sponsorship

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 page 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 address 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 open 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:

EveryStep honors the rights of its donors, and we take many steps to protect your information. We closely follow and periodically update our internal policies and procedures regarding the maintenance, protection and security of your donor information. To learn more about our donor policies and procedures, please contact EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org or call 515-271-1335.

Privacy of Donor Information

EveryStep does not share donor information with third parties without a donor’s explicit permission. Donor information is only used for the purpose of EveryStep’s direct fundraising efforts. If you have questions or concerns, please email EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org or call 515-271-1335.

Security of Donor Information

EveryStep selected and uses Blackbaud to serve as its secure electronic platform for processing donor transactions and maintaining donor records. Access to EveryStep’s donor records is maintained on a need-to-know basis. Appropriate controls for access to electronic records are maintained to protect confidential donor data.

EveryStep Foundation also follows a records retention procedure which specifies when and how donor-related documents are maintained, expired and destroyed. If you have questions or concerns, please email EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org or call 515-271-1335..


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