Gifts for the Future

A bequest is an asset given through your will or trust. By far our most popular form of future gift, it costs you nothing now, and may provide tax savings or help reduce the tax burden for your heirs. You may remain anonymous if you choose, or allow us to celebrate your lasting legacy as a supporter of MOFGA’s vital work for farmers, gardeners, and our environment. 

MOFGA will receive the gift after your lifetime and apply it to the purpose(s) you specified. Unrestricted charitable gifts are used to support our most important initiatives.

Leaving a bequest to MOFGA in your will or trust is simple.

  1. Once you determine what particular asset, dollar amount, or percentage of your estate you would like to give to MOFGA, you can include it as a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. You can do this while creating your will or trust, or you can amend an existing one with a simple document (often referred to as a codicil to your will). MOFGA can be either a primary or a contingent beneficiary.
  2. If you plan to restrict the use of your bequest (designating to a specific area or program), please contact MOFGA while drafting your will or trust to ensure your wishes can be met. The more narrowly you restrict the use of your bequest, the greater the risk that the program you want to benefit today won’t be as vital or as relevant when we receive your gift in the future. 
  3. Inform MOFGA of your commitment, especially important for gifts of real estate, business interest or other specialized property, which helps us ensure your wishes can be fulfilled, and allows us to welcome you to our Legacy Society, with Lifetime Membership and other rewards.

If you wish to name MOFGA in your estate plan, we should be named as:

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the Maine, with the principal business address of 294 Crosby Brook Road, PO Box 170, Unity, Maine, ME 04988

Our tax identification number is: 01-6048322 

For any specific tax questions for your unique situation we recommend consulting with a qualified advisor before making a gift.

For more information on this program, please contact the Director of Membership and Development, at 207-568-6013 or [email protected]

You can name MOFGA as the primary beneficiary of your life insurance policy, or as a co-beneficiary.

You can also irrevocably donate your paid-up life insurance policy – please contact us directly about making this type of gift.

Follow these simple steps to make a gift of Life Insurance:

  1. Provide now for a future gift by naming the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association of Unity, Maine, as the beneficiary of a policy insuring your life.
  2. If you plan to restrict the use of your bequest (designating to a specific area or program), please contact MOFGA to ensure your wishes can be met. The more narrowly you restrict the use of your bequest, the greater the risk that the program you want to benefit today won’t be as vital or as relevant when we receive your gift in the future. 
  3. At death the benefits pass to MOFGA and are applied to our most critical work at the time, or the program designated by the donor.
  4. Inform MOFGA of your commitment, which helps us ensure your wishes can be fulfilled, and allows us to welcome you to our Legacy Society, with Lifetime Membership and other rewards.

To identify MOFGA in your policy, please use the following information:

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the Maine, with the principal business address of 294 Crosby Brook Road, PO Box 170, Unity, Maine, ME 04988

Our tax identification number is: 01-6048322 

For any specific tax questions for your unique situation we recommend consulting with a qualified advisor before making a gift.

For more information on this program, please contact the Director of Membership and Development, at 207-568-6013 or [email protected]

You can make a significant impact to the future of farming and the environment by making MOFGA a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan. 

The taxes applied to your retirement plan assets may be different than you imagined—in fact, using retirement assets to make a donation and leaving other assets to your heirs often enables you to give more to your heirs.

Follow these simple steps to make this kind of gift:

  1. Provide a future gift by naming the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association of Unity, Maine, as the beneficiary of a qualifying retirement plan through a beneficiary designation form. An extra step may be required to designate a 401(k).
  2. If you plan to restrict the use of your bequest (designating to a specific area or program), please contact MOFGA to ensure your wishes can be met. The more narrowly you restrict the use of your bequest, the greater the risk that the program you want to benefit today won’t be as vital or as relevant when we receive your gift in the future. 
  3. After your lifetime, the remainder or a percentage of your plan passes to MOFGA tax-free and to any other named heirs.
  4. Inform MOFGA of your commitment, which helps us ensure your wishes can be fulfilled, and allows us to welcome you to our Legacy Society, with Lifetime Membership and other rewards.

To identify MOFGA in your plan, please use the following information:

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the Maine, with the principal business address of 294 Crosby Brook Road, PO Box 170, Unity, Maine, ME 04988

Our tax identification number is: 01-6048322

It is also possible to make a current gift using your IRA.  For more information, please visit the IRA Rollover page.  

For any specific tax questions for your unique situation we recommend consulting with a qualified advisor before making a gift.

For more information on this program, please contact the Director of Membership and Development, at 207-568-6013 or [email protected]