Donation Options

Donation Options

Your financial support is crucial to Spirit in the Desert’s future.

Spirit in the Desert depends on the generosity of individuals and groups. Each year more than 5,000 guests find renewal, reconciliation, healing and transformation through the ministry of Spirit in the Desert. We value every gift, regardless of size.

There are many ways to support Spirit in the Desert through financial contributions, all of which are tax-deductible.

ONLINE GIFTS

Give directly through our website by using the button below.  All credit card transactions are routed through a secure server.
(A Paypal login is not required)

MAIL

If you prefer, you can mail a check to our post office box:

P.O. BOX 3254
CAREFREE, AZ  85377

RECURRING DONATIONS

We encourage you to consider establishing a recurring donation. Recurring donations are a set amount, automatically withdrawn monthly.

All credit card transactions are routed through Paypal’s secure server.

To use a checking, savings, or other depository account as the source of a recurring donation, please contact your financial institution to set up the transfer.

Monthly Gift
  Gift Option 1 : $25.00 USD – monthly  Gift Option 2 : $50.00 USD – monthly  Gift Option 3 : $100.00 USD – monthly 

EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS

Did you know many employers will match donations that their employees make to nonprofits? Ask your employer about matching your gift to Spirit in the Desert!

IN-KIND DONATIONS

Spirit in the Desert often has a need for particular items.

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center is committed to high standards that provide guests with well-maintained facilities that are exceptionally pleasant, comfortable, and meet the expectations of our guests. Maintenance and replacement is ongoing to meet our high standards.

The extensive facilities include well-appointed guest rooms with in-room bathrooms and balconies for 50 guests, a spacious dining room and dining patio for up to 75 diners, seven conference rooms, numerous small meeting rooms and common areas, two chapels, and up-to-date equipment to support successful meetings.

You may want to support Spirit in the Desert by donating to specific needs. If you have an item you feel would be a benefit to Spirit in the Desert, please call Eric Simonson, Executive Director, at 480-488-5218 to discuss your interest in a specific need.

You will be issued a receipt for tax-deduction if your donation is accepted.

GIFTS OF STOCK

Securities or stocks held more than one year may be donated to Spirit in the Desert.

You are entitled to tax deductions for the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift and you pay no tax on the capital gain value of the gift shares.

CONTACT SPIRIT IN THE DESERT TO ARRANGE YOUR DONATION

GIVING FROM YOUR IRA

Beginning December 2015, individual taxpayers, older than 70.5 years may donate up to $100,000 from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs to nonprofit organizations without having to treat withdrawals as taxable income. This is known as an IRA charitable rollover. The full amount of the donation is transferred directly to Spirit in the Desert.

ESTATE PLANNING, BEQUESTS AND LEGACY GIVING

Planned gifts play a vital role in the future of Spirit in the Desert as the center works to secure its long-term sustainability.

These gifts may include bequests made in a will, beneficiary designations of a life insurance policy or retirement plan. They can be made for specific dollar amounts or for a percentage of the overall value.

Gifts may be made in the form of cash, stocks, bonds, IRAs, real estate, any other personal property or through establishing a charitable trust.

The taxable portion of the estate is decreased by the amount of the donation, and thus reduces tax liability.

Please consult your accountant or financial adviser to explore your options for supporting the future of Spirit in the Desert.

RETIREMENT PLANS

Through contacting your retirement plan administrator, you can designate Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center as a beneficiary.

Often this is as easy as completing a paper or online form.

Spirit in the Desert will then receive the designated portion of your account after your lifetime, tax-free.

MEMORIAL DONATION

Make a gift to Spirit in the Desert in memory of a deceased family member, or other loved one.

This type of gift is often made in lieu of sending flowers for a memorial service, in honor of the anniversary of their passing or other special times of remembrance.

Please include the name of the individual and a family contact with address. Spirit in the Desert will let the family know you have made a donation in memory of the individual without disclosing the amount.

TRIBUTE DONATION

You may honor individuals, groups or occasions through a donation to Spirit in the Desert.

This donation may be in honor of weddings, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions.

CONTACT SPIRIT IN THE DESERT TO DISCUSS CREATIVE GIFT-GIVING OPTIONS

Bequests

Interested in larger gifts, endowments or bequests? Consider becoming a member of Wings in the Desert, Stakeholder Council or the Simeon and Anna Society.

“Spirit in the Desert was founded through the legacy gifts of a family with a vision to bless generations beyond their lifetimes, like Simeon and Anna (“My eyes have seen!” Luke 2:30). In that Spirit, our family hopes to sustain the mission of this holy place for the long term. Let Eric Simonson help you build your family’s legacy through joining The Simeon and Anna Society.” 

David and Muffy Tiede, members

Thank you for your generous support!

Spirit in the Desert is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible, as allowed by the law. No taxable goods or services are provided in consideration of gifts, unless stated otherwise.