The CFSWIA will happily accept any of the following forms of donations. Any of these ways to donate can be a one-time gift and can be given to any of our established funds, or can be used to establish a Donor Advised Fund.


A gift of cash is the fastest and easiest way to donate. Simply write a check or donate here with your credit/debit card and earn a charitable tax deduction on this year’s tax return.


It’s easy to do, but every situation is different. Call for specific details about how you can help endow and grow the future of the Catholic Church in Southwest Iowa through the gift of grain.


When you donate stock that has appreciated in value, you avoid capital gains taxes and your donation is recognized by the IRS at the fully appreciated value at the time of transfer. This is particularly effective on stocks that increase significantly in value during the period you own them.

“At first I was worried this would be difficult, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It was so easy...A gift of stock allows the biggest bang for the buck!”

- Terry McGonegle
Read more here.

IRAs, 401Ks and 403Bs

If you are over 70-1/2 years old, contact one of your retirement investment advisors and set up a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) through your traditional non-Roth IRA, 401K, or 403B. It’s an excellent way to save on federal and state taxes because you can transfer your Required Minimum Distribution – partially or entirely – to your favorite charity each year; you can even name it as a primary beneficiary, allowing the charity to directly receive your IRA asset after death.

Donor Advised Fund Grants

If you have an established Donor Advised Fund, whether that is with the CFSWIA or elsewhere, you may use that DAF to donate to our funds. To do so, contact the organization your DAF is established with.


If you have a car to sell, but don't want to deal with the stress of selling it, you can donate it! If you have a car that sits in your garage and doesn't get used, you can donate it! Cars can be donated to any Catholic church, school, organization, or ministry within southwest Iowa of your choice, through our organization. To begin this process, follow this link.