From the very beginning, the Center has functioned thanks to the generosity of its supporters. Because fees and membership dues meet only a part of the cost of operations and development, additional support is needed and much appreciated. Please give as a way to ensure that the work of the Center may continue and that its facilities and staff are well cared for.
2021 Above-the-Line Charitable Tax Deduction Information
Donations to the Center may be eligible for an above-the-line tax deduction of up to $300 for single United States taxpayers who do not itemize and $600 for married couples filing jointly who do not itemize. Information about this benefit through the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act is available online, or by consulting a financial advisor or tax preparer.
The Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible as provided by law. You will receive receipts for tax purposes for your donations.
Ways to Give
General donations help with the day-to-day cost of operations and purchases of equipment. The General Fund sustains the staff, facilities, extensive grounds and all the activities we take part in at the Center. The Auto-debit option is a recurring monthly credit card contribution to the Center.
Our most immediate need is to build a garage to house our truck, tractor, mower and other equipment. We have invested a considerable amount into the equipment needed to maintain the driveway, grounds, meadows and trails at the Center. To preserve this investment and to facilitate maintenance we need a good covered storage facility.
Your contribution to the development fund will help make this project possible and would be greatly appreciated!
Membership carries great benefits outlined on our membership page. But it is also a simple way to provide ongoing support. Dues are very affordable: $50 per quarter for residents of the U.S., $35 per quarter for Canadians, $25 per quarter for other countries. Membership Auto-Pay is available to keep your dues up to date and also save the Center the cost of sender dues reminders.
The Retreat Assistance Fund
Not everyone can afford full retreat fees. A donation to this fund increases the range of people who will be able participate in and benefit from the meditative work we offer.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon, where customers may shop just as they do on Amazon. When you set up an account with AmazonSmile and make Springwater Center the beneficiary of your eligible purchases, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Center.
Donations of Appreciated Stock
Donations of appreciated stock are of great help to the Center, and have tax advantages for the donor. The Center will sell the stock on receipt for its full market value without having to pay taxes on the proceeds. Please contact the Center if you are wish to donate stock so we’ll recognize the gift when you transfer it to our brokerage account.
Charles Schwab DTC # 0164
for Springwater Center account 9474-4022
Springwater Center Tax ID 22-2395914
Donating from an IRA
Consult with your financial adviser about possible tax benefits of donating required minimum distributions directly from an IRA to the Center.
Donations in Kind
Contact the Center if you have an item or items you’d like donate. We may not accept every In-Kind donation offered, but we are often in need of and grateful for specific articles.
Providing Long Range Support
Please consider making a bequest to the Center in your will, or making it the beneficiary of a living trust or insurance policy. Bequests may take the form of a specific amount of money, a percentage of the estate, or an asset. Please contact the center for more information.