Help create the beloved community

ISAIAH is a powerful and successful movement of people of faith working to create the beloved community – a society that recognizes the dignity of each person, cares for the vulnerable, and gives everyone the opportunity to thrive. Your funding will be used to heal the wounds caused by our political divisiveness and change the direction our country is headed by creating a more just Minnesota.

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Wills and Bequests: A Legacy of Love

You can play an important role in shaping the future for Minnesota families by providing for ISAIAH in your estate plans. Your gift will ensure that our faith movement to transform Minnesota will remain strong.

Donations and bequests play a crucial role in training and unleashing community members to put their faith into action while working together to tackle some of Minnesota’s most complex challenges.

Your support gives you the opportunity to not just make a difference in the world but to make a different world – a world that recognizes the dignity of each person, cares for the least of us, and provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive. This is the world our faith tells us is possible and that ISAIAH is striving to create.

An Easy Way to Leave a Legacy

First, ensure you have financial security for your lifetime. Second, ensure your family is taken care of. Then, consider your charitable giving. You should consult with a financial advisor or lawyer when determining your will and estate plan.

Life Insurance and Investment or Retirement Accounts

Including ISAIAH in your beneficiary designation on your life insurance, investment or retirement accounts is an easy way to leave a lasting legacy.

You might consider starting with a designation of $1,000 or $10,000. If you decide later in life you can afford to leave more, it is very easy to update your beneficiary designation form. This allows you to plan for what you feel you can afford now and make adjustments in the future.

By designating ISAIAH as the beneficiary of all or part of your life insurance, IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan, the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.

You should review your beneficiary designations occasionally and consult with a financial advisor to determine if they are set up properly or in a way to avoid unnecessary income taxes.

Wills and Trusts

Leaving a bequest to ISAIAH in your will or trust is another simple way of making a lasting difference in the world. Everyone should have a will and update it on a regular basis.

Sample Bequest Language for Wills

  • “I give to ISAIAH, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the rest and residue of my estate to be used by ISAIAH for its unrestricted use.”
  • “I give to ISAIAH, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, _______% of my estate to be used by ISAIAH for its unrestricted use.”
  • “I give to ISAIAH, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the sum of $_____ to be used by ISAIAH for its unrestricted use.”

To Make a Legacy Gift

Our legal name, and the proper beneficiary for your gift:

2356 University Ave W, Suite 405
Saint Paul, MN  55114

Our Federal Tax ID:  41-1957358

Let us know you have made ISAIAH a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account plan or life insurance policy so you can be listed as a member of the ISAIAH Legacy Society.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Kao,, 651-376-1121.

You can play a powerful role in building a world of economic and racial justice by joining our monthly giving program and becoming an ISAIAH Sustainer. A sustaining gift is an unrestricted annual gift that you can pay in a convenient, ongoing way.

Each month, we will charge your credit or debit card or withdraw from your checking account the amount you specify. Your sustaining gift will automatically renew each year unless you choose to cancel or change it. You can increase, decrease or stop your donation at any time by calling us at 651-376-1001.

Less paper, stamps and administrative costs means more of your contribution goes toward creating the world we all yearn for – a world that recognizes the dignity of each person, cares for the least of us, and provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Call Brian at (651-376-1121) to become an ISAIAH Sustainer or download this form and return it to the ISAIAH office.

Giving stock held more than 12 months offers a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying capital-gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift.

Subtracting the tax savings from what you originally paid for the stock can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. This is an excellent vehicle for stock that has appreciated substantially in value.

How to Give Stock to ISAIAH

Stockbrokers require delivery instructions in writing. To make a gift to ISAIAH, you will need to give the following information to your broker:

Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
DTC#: 0221
For the benefit of ISAIAH, Account: 1D-H9312

If you are transferring a mutual fund asset, please contact ISAIAH before initiating that transaction. Mutual funds require special handling.

It is important to notify ISAIAH when you have completed your request to your broker.

To ensure the timely completion of your transaction, or if you have any questions, please contact Brian Kao,, 651-376-1121.

A popular, tax-smart option for giving is through a qualified charitable distribution from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). To take advantage of this opportunity, contact your IRA administrator.

Highlights include:

  • The distribution must be made from a traditional or Roth IRA. Other retirement accounts, are not eligible.
  • You must be at least 70-1/2 years of age.
  • You can give up to $100,000 per year without including the distribution in your gross income. Married couples may be able to give up to $200,000.
  • Amounts given count toward your annual required minimum distribution.
  • The distribution must be made directly from the IRA administrator to ISAIAH or other qualified public charity (rather than to you).

Changing the world doesn’t happen overnight. It takes hard work from folks like you, working together and chipping in whenever they can.

That’s why we’re excited to be part of MyChange: So you can support ISAIAH in a way that fits into your busy life.

Every time you use your credit or debit card, MyChange calculates the RoundUp to the next dollar. For example, if you spend $4.60 at a coffee shop, MyChange rounds up $0.40 to donate to the organizations of your choice.

Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and poverty profiteering, or building an economy that fairly rewards our labor and invests in promoting healthy families and communities, you can use your spare change to help create real change – every day.

For tax purposes, at the end of the year you will receive from ISAIAH an acknowledgement with the amount you contributed through MyChange to support our work. Just click here to sign up for MyChange.

If you shop at, you can support ISAIAH by doing your shopping through It’s the same Amazon you know but we will receive a percentage of the purchase price. On your first visit, just select ISAIAH from the dropdown menu as the organization you are supporting. And, then always shop using the web address.