Planned Giving

Find a meaningful way to support Keystone. Make a planned gift of stock, make a matching gift or name Keystone in your estate plans.

Many Ways to Make a Meaningful Contribution

You can support Keystone programs and clients in so many unique ways. Find your way to make an impact in our community.

Give a grant from your Donor Advised Fund

Donor Advised Funds are a new way to support your community and increase tax efficiency. Already have Donor Advised Fund? Request a grant be sent to Keystone Community Services, 2000 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Keystone’s Federal Tax ID (EIN#) is 41-0693924. Want to learn more about Donor Advised Funds? Contact us for more information and referrals to trusted Keystone business partners.

Gift of Stock

Making a stock gift or mutual funds is easy and can be a great way to support Keystone Community Services, meet your charitable giving goals, and maximize tax savings. Complete information about how to give a gift of stock on the document below. In order to properly acknowledge your stock contribution, please contact us (at info@keystoneservices.org or 651-645-0349) so we can watch for this special contribution.  If you have any questions, please contact Jen Winterfeldt, Director of Community Relations at 651-603-6650.

Stock Donation Information

IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover law allows individuals 70½ or older to give up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to one or more qualified charities without paying federal income tax on the withdrawal. This can offer a distinct tax advantage for you while you support your community.  It is advised to discuss the details with a financial advisor or with the plan administrator before distributing funds to a nonprofit.

Make a Match

Multiply your donation by using matching funds from your workplace or set up your own matching gift at Keystone.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A gift to Keystone Community Services in memory of a friend or loved one is a wonderful way to memorialize a special person in your life while helping sustain our work the community. Those honored or families of those remembered will receive a letter notifying them of your thoughtful gift. Be sure to include the complete name(s) of the person(s) being honored or remembered, and the address of those who should be notified. Make a memorial or honor gift online.

Planned Giving and Legacy Gifts

A planned gift allows you to make a lasting contribution reflecting the values and passions important to you. Your support shapes the future of Keystone Community Services to ensure we will be able to serve youth, seniors and families for generations to come. This form of charitable giving makes a lasting impact on the community and involves a person’s assets or estate rather than current income. You can arrange to make a planned gift in several ways, including a will. Many people set aside a certain dollar amount or leave a percentage of their estate. Some planned gifts can be designed to accomplish certain financial goals such as reducing your tax obligation. Please contact us to discuss your planned gift goals. Call Jen Winterfeldt, Director of Community Relations at 651-603-6650.

Email us to discuss planned giving 

Support Keystone while you shop

Support Keystone when you shop using AmazonSmile, which is a simple and automatic way for you to support Keystone every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices and selection with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can select Keystone as your charity to support and then you can continue shopping as usual.

Meet Marge, Who has Proudly Made a Planned Gift to Keystone

Marge Betts is committed to the long-term sustainability of Keystone Community Services. The organization has been close to heart for a long time. Marge has lived in the Merriam Park neighborhood for many years and raised her family in this community. Her children attended the pre-school and loved participating in the many programs offered at the Merriam Park Community Center. For Marge and her family, the community aspect of the Keystone is very important.

Today, Marge is very active in Keystone’s senior program. She loves coming to the community center that was so beloved by her kids and enjoys participating herself in the many activities at the center. Every week, you can find Marge attending exercise classes, planning parties, or socializing with her friends.

For all of these reasons and many more, Marge is honored to have named Keystone in her estate plans.

Giving is an Extension of Your Values

Marge says, “As we age, most of us want to give something back and for me I want to give back to Keystone because this place has meant so much to me and my family.”

Marge appreciates that setting up her trust was not complicated and she still lives comfortably, enjoying her retirement life. And most of all, Marge rests easy knowing her estate plans reflect her values and will continue to support the organization that has meant so much to her.

Estate plans and bequests can help you leave a legacy in ways that are important to you and can lessen the tax burden for your family. You can set aside a percentage, specific dollar amount, or make a beneficiary designation on your assets.

Is Keystone already in your will, trust or other estate plans?  Thank you! Please let us know about your plans because it helps Keystone plan for the future. Contact Jen Winterfeldt at jwinterfeldt@keystoneservices.org or 651-603-6650 to be added to the Heritage Society.  Your gift may remain anonymous if you like. Don’t have a will? You’re not alone! Now is a great time to start planning, and please consider including a bequest to Keystone in your estate plans.  Contact Jen for suggested “bequest language” and the Keystone tax ID for you to share with your attorney.

Keystone’s Programs are Essential: 

As you know, the Governor Walz issued an Executive Order directing Minnesotans to “Stay At Home” through April 10th. Keystone is an “essential” business and is part of the Twin Cities’ critical sector response to COVID-19. With this information, we will continue to operate our food shelf, crisis services, meals on wheels and case management programs that support our most vulnerable residents in St. Paul.  The executive order also defines “workers” and “personnel” as employees, contractors, vendors and volunteers. This clearly allows our dedicated and wonderful volunteers to continue serving at Keystone during this time. We will have more limited staff in our buildings but remain committed to offering vital support to those who need it.

Programs that are available to the community:

Our youth afterschool programs and active senior programs are cancelled as well as any large gatherings in our community centers. The Express Bike Shop is also closed to the public at this time.

We are actively monitoring the situation and will implement any additional strategies when necessary. Stay tuned for updates as things are rapidly changing. 

How you can help: 

You might be wondering how you can help neighbors during this uncertain time. Here are the top ways you can support your community today:

Give

Your cash contributions give the greatest flexibility to responding the your neighbors’ needs. Support your neighbors today. 

Contribute

Give food and household items to keep our food shelves stocked. Click here to see our most needed items and where you can drop off your contributions.

Volunteer 

Your time supporting vulnerable people in our community is needed more than ever. Sign up today.

We are so grateful for your care and support!

Health and Safety Precautions during this time

As you know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is rapidly evolving. We are relying on facts to inform thoughtful decision-making in an ever-evolving situation. Keystone is committed to providing services in safe, healthy environments for all of our participants, volunteers, and staff. During this time of heightened awareness, we are maintaining our thorough cleaning and food safety standards and expanding them as necessary.