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Ways to Give: FAQ

Ways to Give: FAQ

How do I donate?

Visit rafiusa.org/donate to make a tax-deductible donation. 

Where can I find RAFI’s financials?

Please visit our website to access our annual reports and financial information directly. 

How will RAFI use my donation?

Your donation will be utilized in several impactful ways: 

​​Farmer Outreach Programs: Providing essential resources, education, and support to farmers across the Southeast, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Policy Advocacy Efforts: Advocating for fair and equitable policies that support sustainable agriculture and make laws work better for farmers.

Community Building Initiatives: Creating networks and coalitions to strengthen local food systems and promote food justice.

Education: Supporting educational programs to advance knowledge and practices in sustainable farming.

Direct Assistance for Farmers in Need: Offering financial and technical assistance to farmers facing challenges or crises.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes! Your donation to RAFI is tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. 

What is RAFI’s legal name?

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

What is RAFI’s EIN, or federal tax identification number?

Our EIN is 56-1704863. 

Whom do I contact if I have questions or need help making an online donation?

Please contact Haillee Mason, RAFI’s Development Coordinator, at [email protected]

Why should I choose a recurring gift instead of a one-time donation?

Monthly donations enable RAFI to plan and implement larger-scale projects and initiatives, amplifying the organization’s impact and reach. By providing consistent support month after month, monthly donors play a crucial role in helping RAFI achieve its goals and make a meaningful difference in the lives of farmers and rural communities.

How can I adjust my recurring gift amount?

To adjust your recurring gift amount, please contact Haillee Mason, RAFI’s Development Coordinator, at [email protected]

How can I cancel my recurring gift? 

To cancel your recurring gift, please contact Haillee Mason, RAFI’s Development Coordinator, at [email protected]

Can I make gifts of security to RAFI? 

Yes! RAFI welcomes these types of gifts. Please visit our Stocks or Mutual Funds Page for more information, or contact Susan Alan, RAFI’s Development Director, by email at [email protected] or by phone 919.542.1396, ​ext: 2213.

My company matches my gifts to 501c3 non-profit organizations. Is RAFI eligible to receive this kind of match? 

Yes! If your employer has a matching gift program, your donation to RAFI may be doubled or even tripled. Please visit Employer Matching to learn more. 

Can I leave a bequest to RAFI in my will? 

Yes! This sample language may be helpful:

“I give and bequeath to Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, 274 Pittsboro Elem School Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes.”

For more information, visit our Planned Giving page.

Can I give through my donor-advised fund (DAF)?

Yes, simply make a distribution to Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, EIN is 56-1704863. For more information, please visit Donor-Advised Fund Gifts

Can I mail a check instead of giving online? 

Yes! Please mail your check to: 

RAFI
P.O. Box 640
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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