Other Ways to Give

You can give online any time using our secure donation form, but there are also many other ways to support literacy!

Donate by mail

To mail your tax-deductible contribution, please print and fill out this donation form and send your check or credit card information to:

Minnesota Literacy Council
Attn: Development
700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 180
St. Paul, MN  55114-1710

Become a sustainer

Automatic monthly giving is a convenient way to "share the power of learning" throughout the whole year. Become a sustainer and make automatic gifts through your financial institution or credit card. Simply select the recurring option through our secure online donation form, or print and mail our sustainer enrollment form.  Either way, you choose the amount and timing of the transaction. To easily cancel or change your gift amount, contact Linda at 651-251-9075. 

Payroll deduction

You can donate through payroll deduction plans, such as United Way or Community Shares Minnesota, by designating the Minnesota Literacy Council for all or part of your contribution. While the literacy council is not a funded agency of United Way or Community Shares of Minnesota, these plans allow a donor to request that his or her funds be forwarded to any nonprofit organization. Payroll deduction provides a convenient way to spread giving throughout the year. Please ask your HR representative or your charitable contribution coordinator for instructions on how to make a designated gift.

Make a planned gift

A planned gift to the Minnesota Literacy Council ensures that literacy learners will get the tools to be self-sufficient and productive members of their families and communities. Anyone with a commitment to the well-being of their community – both now and in years to come – can make a planned gift, and create a legacy of an educated and connected community. To learn more about how to make planned gift, please visit our planned giving page, or make a confidential call or send an email to Sarah Caflisch, Gift Officer, 651-251-9087 or scaflisch@mnliteracy.org.

Donor Advised Funds and IRA Charitable Rollover Contributions

You can initiate a grant recommendation from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Please use our legal name and tax ID: Minnesota Literacy Council, Tax ID: 23-7217182. Transferring funds from an IRA to the Minnesota Literacy Council is an effective way of creating a legacy of education and empowerment. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can distribute funds from your IRA directly to the literacy council, which reduces your taxable income. Download a sample letter for your IRA administrator.


The transfer of stock is an excellent way to support the Minnesota Literacy Council's mission and services, while also obtaining potential tax benefits. If you are interested in this option, please email our development director Susan Godon at sgodon@mnliteracy.org or call 651-251-9092.

Book donations

Thanks to our donors, the literacy council puts more than 10,000 free books directly into the hands of low-income children and families each year! We appreciate donations of new and gently-used children's books that meet our guidelines. Learn more.

Wish list

You can make us stronger by giving goods or services. See what our items are most needed at our learning centers, from classroom tools to helpful extras.


The Minnesota Literacy Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible.