Ways to Give

Thank you for your generosity; we are funded by gracious donors just like you! Your donation directly supports Brighter Days Family Grief Center’s programs and services, and is 100% tax deductible. There are several ways to make a gift to Brighter Days Family Grief Center: 

BY MAIL

Brighter Days Family Grief Center
15764 Venture Lane
Eden Prairie MN 55344
Tax ID:81-2770318

ONLINE DONATION

Click HERE to be re-directed to the PayPal site. You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. Please type in the notes section if you want your funds to go directly towards these areas: Embrace-A-Family, Legacy Fund, Capital Campaign, or Fundraising Events. 

workplace giving

Be the spark that ignites a match at your workplace! Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Brighter Days Family Grief Center supporters like you to maximize your personal contribution and increase the impact of your gift. By utilizing a company’s matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple your gift. Plus, if your company matches your gift, you’ll get credit for both. Check with your Human Resources department to learn if your employer will match your gift. 

Legacy giving

We hope you consider leaving your lasting legacy to Brighter Days Family Grief Center. Your planned gift can provide you with significant tax benefits while empowering Brighter Days Family Grief Center’s continued work and advancing our mission. By planning a future gift to Brighter Days Family Grief Center, you help ensure that our work will continue for future families in need of our services. Consider your legacy commitment via:

  • A gift in your will with a designated, specific amount or percentage of your estate
  • Beneficiary designation in your retirement plan, life insurance policy or annuities
  • Non-cash assets donations from assets like real estate
  • Qualified charitable distributions from your IRA after age 72
  • Donor Advised Funds

We recommended that you discuss these options with your attorney and tax advisor.

securities/stocks

This is a great way to avoid capital gains tax and receive a tax deduction at the same time. Contributions of appreciated stock are popular for those who have had the stocks for a long time and want to avoid losing a significant portion of the value to capital gains taxes. Please contact us for further information. 

Named Funds

This is a beautiful way to “pay-it-forward” in your loved ones name. Through our Embrace-A-Family program, a named-fund starts at $1,000 and is set up in your loved loved ones memory with funds going towards financial assistance and gifts for grieving children, adults and families.  The fund can be shared for anniversaries, birthdays or other special occasions to continually grow. 

GiveMN

You can donate directly at GiveMN.org or if you are passionate about what we do, you can set up an individual fundraising page. Then mobilize your friends, family and co-workers to support us!

Sponsorships

There are many ways companies and organizations can contribute and get involved: sponsorship of our events, donation of in-kind services, grants to support our programs and initiatives, employee giving/matching, cause-marketing, and more.

Embrace-A-Family Fundraiser

Our signature fundraiser brings community right into the hearts of grieving children and families! The Embrace-A-Family fund provides immediate financial support through community-based donations and/or fundraisers. You can donate online and add “Embrace-A-Family” into the notes or click on the above link to learn how to get involved in this heartfelt program!

Facebook Fundraiser

To create a fundraiser on Facebook:
Click Start Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
Search for our page by typing in Brighter Days Family Grief Center.
Choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
Click Create.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who’s eligible to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars to your charity of choice? Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds can make a world of difference to Brighter Days Grief Center as we work together to support grieving families. By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable funds.