How You Can Help Us Shape the Future
The Immokalee Foundation’s (TIF) programs are made possible by the generosity and commitment of our supporters. We are devoted to enhancing the lives of Immokalee’s next generation and stimulating economic independence by providing pathways to success to break the cycle of poverty. We need your support and we thank you for your shared interest in building pathways to success for the children of Immokalee.
Recurring monthly gifts or a one-time gift greatly assists our mission in Immokalee. You can Donate Today on our website or contact us at (239) 430-9122.
Maximize your commitment to TIF by participating in your employer’s matching gift program. Leveraging employees’ gifts sends the message that outcomes-driven philanthropy is valued and demonstrates a shared support of employers and the generosity of their employees.
It’s easy – just ask your HR department for the matching gift form, sign and send your donation; we will do the rest.
The Immokalee Foundations works with corporations to customize a partnership that expresses their philanthropic goals and corporate culture.
There are several ways to support us: donate gifts or services, match your employee’s contributions, sponsor or underwrite an event, or serve on a committee. Whatever you choose, we’re positive that you’ll be proud of your company’s investment. TIF provides corporations the opportunity to have their business recognized in front of a unique and highly philanthropic donor base.
Appreciated Stocks & Securities
Gifts of stock may be given directly or used to fund charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts. Donating stock owned for longer than one year can allow for a deduction of the full fair market value of the stock as a charitable contribution, not just the original cost. A donor may also realize additional tax savings because donating appreciated stock to a qualified charity such as The Immokalee Foundation can allow one to bypass capital gains taxes. This can result in significant saving if the value of the stock has substantially increased since it was purchased.
Donors ages 70 ½ or older may be eligible to transfer up to $100,000 from their IRAs direct to qualified charities, such as The Immokalee Foundation without having to pay federal taxes on the money. Please consult your tax advisor to learn if you may be eligible to take advantage of the IRA Charitable Rollover
Bequests & Beneficiary Designations
Leave a legacy – by supporting our programs, you can keep changing lives. Support The Immokalee Foundation by leaving a charitable gift through your will or trust agreement.
Memorials or Honorariums
Remember your loved ones with a gift in their honor. There are many opportunities to sponsor a program, an event, an education or an experience in the name of your loved ones.
Volunteer & Mentor
Our mentors are our angels. These special individuals meet with the students during their lunch hour. The role of a mentor is to serve as a student’s friend, coach, and supporter. Mentors will often work with a student from seventh grade through college graduation, allowing the mentor to truly experience growth and success with the student. Our students cite this sense of partnership as the most important ingredient to their success. Mentors can work with students in academic or athletic contexts.
Volunteers lend their time and expertise to specific programs or agency needs. These needs range from event planning and office support to program administration and advisory committee membership. Please contact us to discuss your interests and our needs. All volunteers and mentors must be eligible to work with students. We reserve the right to conduct background checks for each volunteer or mentor to ensure eligibility.